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President Koroma wishes ‘Miss Sierra Leone’ well in ‘Miss World’ pageant

President Koroma wishes ‘Miss Sierra Leone’ well in ‘Miss World’ pageant

President Ernest Bai Koroma today wished the current Miss Sierra Leone, Neyorlyn Melrose Williams, well in the forthcoming Miss World beauty pageant to be held in China this October.

During a courtesy call on him at State House, President Koroma congratulated the beauty queen, stressing that she will be an ambassador for the country out there: “The impact that this representation marks is as important as the role of our ambassadors in foreign missions. You are going out there to represent all of us, and I enjoin you to ensure that we are adequately represented. We are all proud of you, and I believe you will make us proud in China.”

The Head of State thanked the Mammy Yoko Entertainment Group, the organizers of the Miss Sierra Leone pageant, for taking the initiative, especially when the bulk of its membership is drawn from the Diaspora: “I hope other Sierra Leoneans will follow your example and come to the country and find a role to play in national development. This venture of finding young beautiful ladies can only be good in representing our country internationally. She will be our ambassador, and people will know there is a country called Sierra Leone and know some history about our country as your group has the name of a great Sierra Leonean woman called Madam Yoko.”

Miss Sierra Leone was introduced by the Public Relations Officer of London Mining Company, Ms. Josephine Saidu, who was acting in her capacity as an executive of the Madam Yoko Entertainment Group.

In her remarks, Miss Sierra Leone first congratulated President Koroma on his third anniversary in office before thanking him for the privilege of seeing and giving her his blessings. She said it’s a great honour to represent her country as she intends to make a mark internationally by utilizing the opportunity to showcase Sierra Leone to the outside world.

The ceremony was witnessed by Information & Communication Minister Ibrahim Ben Karbgo.

Meanwhile, President Koroma has left Sierra Leone this afternoon to attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York, USA.

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