Your trusted place for Sierra Leone and global news
HomeFeaturedSierra Leone Celebrates ‘International Day of Peace’

Sierra Leone Celebrates ‘International Day of Peace’

Sierra Leone Celebrates ‘International Day of Peace’

The International Day of Peace observed in September of every year will be commemorated today, Tuesday 21st September, 2010.

The German Protestant Church Development Service in a joint venture with the Association for Development Cooperation in Sierra Leone will join other peace loving nations the world over in the observance of a great moment of peace.

At a press briefing held Tuesday 14th 2010, at the YWCA Hall On Rass Musson Street Freetown, Sheku Kawusu Mansaray of EED SL, informed journalists of Sierra Leone’s untold 11 year civil conflict, which he said, claimed the lives of 200,000 and left the country in total devastation.

He added, “The war ended 8 years ago. Development partners working for EED in Sierra Leone and Liberia have come together in the observance of the International Day of Peace to enable society to know what peace is all about.”

Manfred Rink of AGEH said that the International Day of Peace was declared by the United Nations in 1981 and it coincided with the opening of the General Assembly; first celebrated in September 1982.

He said he is hopeful of continued sustenance of peace in the sub region and called for a strong political will on the part of the government and that with government’s willingness to peace, Sierra Leone will overcome its despicable past and make way for a brighter future.

“We therefore call on all citizens of Sierra Leone to join us in commemorating this all-important day in remembrance of those who lost their lives and those who suffered permanent injuries during the war, and we call on all to say no to violence as a means of redressing grievances,” Milfred emphasized.

The day which is observed countrywide also makes way for fund raising for war wounded people.

Stay with Sierra Express Media, for your trusted place in news!

© 2010, https:. All rights reserved.

Share With:
Rate This Article
No Comments

Leave A Comment