Let’s do our country proud and celebrate its golden jubilee with pomp and pageantry
As Sierra Leoneans the world over are ready to celebrate their Golden Jubilee, we should be proud as a nation to celebrate 50 years of existence as a cohesive nation with religious and political tolerance, unity in diversity, our natural endowments and the rapid transformation as a nation from war to a nation of peace. (Photo: Popular Ghanaian businessman of Springfield, Virginia, Mr. Edmund Erskine (Left) joins his Sierra Leonean friends to celebrate Jubilee in Maryland)
Indeed, as Sierra Leoneans, we should commend our first Prime Minister, the late Sir Milton Margai, who led us to political independence in April 27th 1961 after more than 150 years of British Colonial rule.
We should also commend successive regimes after independence for their meaningful contributions towards national development.
Above all, as Sierra Leoneans, irrespective of political, ethnic and religious differences, we should proudly celebrate a nation that is making rapid progress under the leadership of Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma – a leader who is focused on development through his ‘Agenda for Change’.
Let’s make it known to the world that our country, Sierra Leone is one of the finest countries in Africa. She is blessed with the second largest natural harbour on earth after Australia. She is remarkably beautiful, with pristine beaches, green mountains, and jungles that remain largely untouched.
Our flora and fauna, and our beautiful monuments like the famous Bunce Island where slaves were shipped to America during the Atlantic slave trade, the Tambakha Kilimi Reserve in the Tambakha Chiefdom, Bombali District and other areas in Kabala, Shenge, Sulima, Pepel and Bonthe are beautiful and still remain as major tourist attraction areas in the country.
Sierra Leoneans are hospitable and religiously tolerant. Today, we are not celebrating the mistakes of our past leaders; we are celebrating a new Sierra Leone that is full of rekindled hopes for the survival of our children. Good Luck to all Sierra Leoneans. Let’s celebrate with pomp and pageantry. Happy Easter and Happy Independence celebrations!
Alhaji Jalloh, Saudi Arabia
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