Your trusted place for Sierra Leone and global news
HomePress ReleasesAmbassador Barnett in readiness to celebrate Salone’s 50th Independence Day celebration in Monrovia

Ambassador Barnett in readiness to celebrate Salone’s 50th Independence Day celebration in Monrovia

Ambassador Barnett in readiness to celebrate Salone’s 50th Independence Day celebration in Monrovia

Her Excellency  Rev. Dr  Mrs. Marie  Jilo  Barnett in a bid to fly her country’s flag high, and to promote President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma’s agenda for change  urged her nationals residing in the Republic of Liberia, to embrace themselves in order to showcase Mama Salone as she celebrates her 50th Anniversary.

Ambassador Barnet  over  the  weekend, together  with her staff addressed Sierra Leoneans  at her Congo Town residence in Monrovia.  She used the opportunity to update her nationals about the preparation that is on the pipe line in connection with Sierra Leone’s  50th independence  Anniversary,  come  next  year.

Dr. Barnett however  elaborated on President  Koroma’s message on attitudinal change and the essence of unity in any community.  Past Saturday’s meeting, she said, was firstly to meet with her nationals from all walks of life and to share responsibilities with each and every  Sierra Leonean in Liberia with regards to planned activities of the forthcoming golden jubilee of “ mama  Salone”.

Sierra Leoneans,  under President Dr.  Ernest  Bai  Koroma’s  regime she noted, have  good  reason to jubilate and to celebrate in grand style, citing  achievements made by the APC led government with new initiatives in the pipe line.

Also,  the Head of Chancery, Mr.  Tamba   Edward  Juana  and Co-Chair of this  very  important meeting used the opportunity to encourage all Sierra Leoneans, not only  in  Monrovia but in the various counties, to register  with the Embassy.  The essence of the registration with the Embassy  according to Mr. Juana was a sign of solidarity, “together we stand, divided we fall” Mr. Juana  emphasized.

President    Dr. Koroma’s  agenda  with regards the re-birth of the Sierra Leone  Civil   Service  Training College was also elaborated on by Ambassador   Barnett.   She  however  used her  veto  powers  to change the august meeting to a brain storming  session  whereby,  the young,  old,  lower  and  higher  fully  participated with their own inputs/ suggestions towards the agenda and a continuous monthly meeting was suggested.

Ambassador  Barnett  together  with  H.O.C . Juana  used the opportunity  to call on all  Sierra   Leoneans  residing  in  the  fourteen (14)  counties  of  Liberia to be  law abiding and to use  this opportunity to identify  themselves  with  Mama  Salone.   Contributions were also  made by members of the Sierra  Leone  Community,  Sierra  Leone Progressive  Association  and   Sierra  Leoneans  working  with the United Nations  and the self-employees.

A ten (10) man draft committee charged with the responsibility of putting modalities together  for the year-long  programme  was appointed.   Other committees for the smooth running of the celebration  will be named at a later  date.  Below are names of members of the drafting committee:

1.     Ambassador Dr. M.J Barnett –Ex-Officio member
2.     Tamba E. Juana (H.O.C)  – Chair person
3.     Madam  Kenyeh  Barlay (UNDP)- Co. Chairperson
4.     Ms. Mamawa Kanneh – Secretary
5.     Ms. Mariama Coker- Member
6.     Mrs. Alice Bala-Conteh (UNHCR)-Member
7.     Mr. David Sombie (CRS/PLAN)-Member
8.     Davies Koroma (APC)Liberia Chapter-Member
9.     Ibrahim Gbla (S LPA)-Member
10.  Femi Cole (SLC)- Member

Ms. Mariama Coker, Information Attaché, Sierra Leone Embassy/MRU. Monrovia, Liberia

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