UK FOREIGN AFFAIRS OFFICE PAYS ASSESSMENT VISIT TO THE
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
The British High Commissioner, Guy Warrington and members of ISAT
posing with the Deputy Minister of Defence and the CDS
The British High Commissioner Guy Warrington accompanied by members of the International Security and Advisory Team (ISAT) visited the Deputy Minister of Defence and the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) on the 24th October, 2016 at the Ministry of Defence, Tower Hill Freetown.
The purpose of the visit was mainly on the relationship between the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) and International Security & Advisory Team (ISAT). Speaking to the entourage, the CDS, Lieutenant General John E Milton heartily welcomed the UK High Commissioner with the team and informed them that he would only give the military side of the assessment whilst the Deputy Minister, Rtd Captain Abdul Rahman Kamara was to give the political side.
He concluded by requesting for more training that will capacitate the junior non commissioned officers, and also internal security training as the world is more into asymmetric warfare. Lieutenant John E Milton confessed that RSLAF's main aspiration centers around Peace Keeping and pleaded for equipment that will empower RSLAF to take part in Peace Keeping Operations
The Deputy Minister, Captain (Rtd) Abdul Rahman Kamara also stressed on the issue of peace keeping and informed the entourage that employment and security are the two ways in which the military is contributing to Sierra Leone's developmental purposes. He further made mention on smuggling around the border areas and promised to work with other stakeholders to ensure that the safety of the populace.Credit: Office of the Defence Spokesman