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President Koroma given peace medal award

President Koroma given peace medal award

FREETOWN: The President of the Republic of Sierra Leone Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has been awarded the “PEACE MEDAL AWARD” by the Universal Peace Federation in the United States of America.

Introducing the special envoy of Rev. Moon, Katherine Rigney  of the Universal Peace Federation to President Koroma, the Vice President of the Federation in Sierra Leone Alice Kamara said she was first sent to Africa in 1975 and has served in Benin, Cote d’ Ivoire and Nigeria, adding that as the African Director, she has visited almost all African countries.

Mrs. Alice Kamara informed that the Special Envoy has conducted many educational programmes in Africa with a special focus on character education and HIV and AIDS prevention.

She said the envoy is here to deliver a special message to him and to inform the President Koroma about the Award.

Delivering, her special message from Rev. Moon to President Koroma, Katherine Rigney said God is working positively through him and that the Head of State is an important figure working for peace in Sierra Leone and Africa. Sierra Leone, she said is an example of peace for the world.

She requested for a piece of land be given to the Federation for the purpose of building a PEACE EMBASSY in Sierra Leone. She told President Koroma that his work since taking up office has been admired by Rev. Moon and that he would like to support the President in all forms including spiritual support.

She said the Award is in recognition of the President’s desire for peace and the maintenance of the same, not only in Sierra Leone but in the African continent. She extended an invitation to the President on behalf of Rev. Moon to visit the States.

In response, President Koroma thanked the Special Envoy and Peace Ambassadors for the visit and the message delivered.

He expressed his profound gratitude to Rev. Moon through the Envoy for the Award and promised to visit to the USA to collect his award.

According to President Koroma, Peace is an instrument to usher other good things and to sustain it to enable people to work together and feel wanted as one people. “With all his wisdom I would like to visit and sit with Rev. Moon.  Peace is hard work and self confidence and government will encourage all to work together in peace to develop the nation,” President Koroma said.

President Koroma said as a nation in a transformation period, it is difficult but would last through the will of the people, whilst stating that land would be provided for the erection of a Peace Embassy in Sierra Leone.

Also present as Ambassadors were the Secretary General Rev. John D.S. Samura, Rev. Adama Doumbia, and Haja Afsatu Kabba as Chairperson.

In another engagement President Koroma this morning formally launched the Golden Jubilee Cleaning and Beautification Project at the Brima Attouga Stadium.

Organized by the Sierra Leone 50th Independence Anniversary Celebration Committee, in collaboration with the Freetown City Council and All Works of Life (AWOL), the occasion saw the participation of the Bike Riders, market women, amputees and members of the public.

Chairman for the occasion, Leonard Balogun Koroma said; ‘We are celebrating all the natural resources, the maintenance of Peace’, Moseray Fadika AWOL Godfather thanked God for having a leader like President Koroma  through whom which all good things had come for the country.

Other speaker included the Chairman of the 50TH Anniversary Committee Professor Emeritus Cecil Mcgbaily Fyle and the Mayor Herbert George Williams

Formally launching the occasion President Koroma reminded that on April 27th the nation will be 50 and that there are all needs for Sierra Leoneans to celebrate.  He thanked those whom all had fought hard for Sierra Leone’s Independence.

According to the President this is the time for all Sierra Leoneans to come together to develop the nation.

He reaffirmed that; “We should now sit and reflect on our past and look at our mistakes, amend them and try to push our nation forward’.

He commended the Committee, Freetown City Council and AWOL, noting that this should give us all hope as one people.

With regards cleaning he said it is a step in the right direction and that the nation has a future to transform herself, adding that from date no one should slow us down as we should move on as one family.

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  • Yea we can say his doing a great work in the country and for making peace in Sierra Leone. He also have to make the country in thr future.

    26th April 2011
  • His Excellency Dr Koroma deserves much more than a medal for Peace.He not only brought Peace in Sierra Leone, but is a crusader of peace in entire Africa.If not for his personal intervention Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea would be on the fire

    2nd April 2011

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