Sierra Leone TV arrives - August 28th 2013

Sierra Leone TV come to film the opening of the course for the news and Chief Immigration Officer Alpha Kholifa Koroma introduces me as the most knowledgeable and celebrated leadership trainer worldwide (No, I didn’t write it myself). He, Alfred and Tom Ashwanden (Head of Governance, EU Delegation to Sierra Leone) talk about the work of the EU and ICMPD and the MIEUX Action programmes in Sierra Leone (this is one of them) and we go outside for the official photograph. The 14 delegates are all very formally dressed – I secretly thank my Mum for persuading me to put a very formal suit in my case at the last minute, even though it was wool. (Wool!!! Make a mental note, next time I come to Africa on business- buy lightweight formal suits!) Day 1 goes well, we achieve a lot. Afterwards Alfred and I walk along Aberdeen Beach (Tony Blair famously photographed here) we turn back after reaching the Chinese casino and visiting the roundabout where everyone gathers after dark to chat (all sitting on the roundabout itself!) All the hotel staff gather to watch the news with us after dinner (fish and chips again). Alfred and Tom on a lot – I appear briefly (Mr. Koroma’s introduction of me makes the edit).

Chief Immigration Officer Alpha Kholifa Koroma,Sierra Leone's senior immigration officers, EU Officials Tom Ashwanden and Alfred Woeger and me.

Chief Immigration Officer Alpha Kholifa Koroma,Sierra Leone's senior immigration officers, EU Officials Tom Ashwanden and Alfred Woeger and me.