After a successful stint in Sierra Leone, Ambassador Wu Peng is preparing for another mission as he prepares to leave Sierra Leone.
Ambassador Wu Peng arrived in November 2016 and has served his country per excellence in developing the bilateral relations between the two countries.
“When I arrived in Sierra Leone, the first thing that caught my eye was the beautiful landscape of Freetown and the beautiful beaches. I immediately knew that Sierra Leoneans were very friendly and heartwarming, and I enjoyed my time in Sierra Leone working very hard to bring more development to Sierra Leone.”
Ambassador Wu Peng said it was under his tenure that the Sino-Sierra Leone relationship was upgraded to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and the First visit of President Bio to China to attend the FOCAC summit were Sierra Leone was the highest benefactor from the Chinese Government.
He said he was lucky to work with two different presidents in Sierra Leone. “I am very satisfied of my time in Sierra Leone as I tried my best to bring many projects that will bring more development as well as improve the country’s economy.
I want to thank the government and people of Sierra Leone for their unflinching support towards me and I hope and pray that Sierra Leone will continue to grow and the brotherly relationship between the two countries will continue to flourish.”
In the last two years of Ambassador’s Wu Peng time in Sierra Leone, he was able to improve the relationship between the Peoples Revolution Army of China and RSLAF that a whole unit of infectious disease Centre was built.
Ambassador Wu Peng was able to negotiate for medical teams to come to Sierra Leone to do eye surgeries, to treat Children and above all he was able to bring the Chinese medical ship that came to Sierra Leone and treated about 7,000 people within a week of their stay at the Queen Elizabeth Port.
On agriculture, Ambassador Wu introduced three major companies to President Bio and they have signed MOU with the Ministry of Agriculture to start mechanised farming along the Mile 91 and Tonkolili axis as well as Bonthe area. Under construction, he was able to get the 3.2km Regent-Limkokwing project that is on going now and the Lumley Bridge also being built right now. The construction of the West African Medical Research Centre at Jui will soon kick off too. Ambassador Wu too the Chinese Medical team to Kenema where they treated pupils and teacher at the Kenema Secondary School where he is a honorary old boy.
He just delivered 30 garbage trucks to the government and the building of Fish harbour costing over $29 million across the country to improve on the marine resources.
Ambassador Wu Peng said he believes that his successor too will be able to continue where he left off and make sure Sierra Leone benefit from the Belt and Road Initiative that he has started and some other projects that are in the pipeline that will bring more development to the country.