Afsatu Kabba glows at Independence celebrations!
As Sierra Leoneans converged at the country’s National Stadium in celebration of Sierra Leone’s 50th independence anniversary this past Wednesday, 27th April, erstwhile Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Haja Afsatu Kabba appeared conspicuously agile as she celebrated with tens of thousands.
The occasion which marked the ticking of Sierra Leone among countries that have celebrated 50 years of independence also evoked the presence of respective heads of states from many countries in Africa.
Sierra Leoneans, in their numbers, queued in the streets leading to the national stadium joining respective foreign nationals to celebrate, jubilate and accord Sierra Leone for clocking 50.
Afsatu Kabba, our reporter disclosed, was identified amongst thousands of spectators gathered at the stadium in solidarity of Sierra Leone at 50.
Afsatu’s demonstration of what is called ‘real time patriotism’ seemed to attract foreign as well as local dignitaries present at the National Stadium.
Though reluctant, but smiling joyously, she told this press that the government’s celebration of Sierra Leone’s 50th independence signals an unconditional call for hard work, honesty, love, development and most of all, unity.
“If I may recite President Koroma’s congratulatory message to Sierra Leoneans,” she said, “it reads thus, ‘congratulations to all Sierra Leoneans on our country’s fiftieth independence anniversary. May the patriotism, unity and dedication we have shown during this great moment always abide with us as we move fifty years forward with the new Sierra Leone.’”
She furthered that she grudged no hatred and detestation for anyone including the unborn. That with unity, love and oneness it is sure Sierra Leone has a place in the next 50 years.
It could be recalled that it was during periods of Afsatu Kabba’s tenancy as Minister of Energy and Power that Sierra Leone witnessed the supply of power through the use of Bumbuna hydro power; APC’s greatest achievement.
She is also the first to have generated Le11 billion for government while acting as the Minister of Fisheries and Marine resources.
In spite of the fact that Afsatu Kabba was taken to the wells of the high courts to answer for believable corruption indictments, it is of the conviction of the electorates that the likes of Afsatu Kabba makes better in the swift and unrestraint development of Sierra Leone in the years to come.
“No matter what they may say, Afsatu is much better than hundreds of those who now occupy public office, but are underperformers,” Mabinty a resident of Bai Bureh Road said.
It has reached this press that a good number of Sierra Leoneans consider Afsatu Kabba as a performer and want her given the opportunity to contribute to society.
A group Sierra Leonean celebrants were caught at around stand 6 at the National Stadium who told our reporter that the attendance of Afsatu Kabba to camaraderie Mama Salone, to them, is an indication that she has Sierra Leone and the ruling APC government at heart.
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