The Government of Sierra Leone has purchased some fleet of vehicles from the Nigerian carmaker – Innoson Vehicles Manufacturing (IVM).
Prior to the purchase, some Government officials from Sierra Leone visited the Innoson factory in Nnewi on May 4th, 2019.
The visit was led by Hon Soloku, the Defence Minister and some other members of the West African country’s police force. Sierra Leone Defence Ministry intends to use the Innoson vehicles for defence purposes.
Expressing interest in Innoson‘s fleets, the delegates communicated Sierra Leone’s plan to incorporate the Nigerian-assembled vehicles in the country’s military.
During the visit, Hon. Soloku requested that Innoson Vehicles should establish a company in Sierra Leone. He noted that Africa has come of age and should begin to take care of itself without depending on foreign aid.
Furthermore, the General Manager of Sierra Leone Road Transport Corporation (SLRTC) who was also at the meeting, requested for a partnership with Innoson Vehicles which would enable SLRTC to render better services to the people of Sierra Leone.