President Koroma is African Leader of 2013
President Ernest Koroma (in photo) is confirmed to receive the 2013 African President of the Year award and participate as Special Guest of honour during the 6th International Summit on African Leadership slated for February, 27, 2014 at the St’ Regis, Washington, D.C, in the United States of America.
The event is organized by the African Leadership Magazine.
President Koroma, in a letter to the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the African Leadership Magazine, Dr. Ken Giami, dated February 6, 2014 and signed by his Secretary, Mr. E.B. Osho- Coker, expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Editors of the African Leadership Magazine for finding him worthy of receiving the prestigious award.
He noted that the award is a confirmation of the transformative leadership which has been the cardinal focus of his administration. He assured them that the recognition will spur him to even greater accomplishments. He dedicated the award to the people of Sierra Leone who have reposed enormous faith in his Government while promising to justify the confidence reposed in him.
President Koroma will join a distinguished list of past recipients of the African Leadership Magazine President of the Year award including President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, President James Michael of Seychelles, former President John Kuffour of Ghana and later President John Evans Atta Mills of Ghana.
Other past recipients of the African Leadership Magazine awards include former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abu Bakarr; former vice premier of Mauritius, Xavier Luc Duval; Mr. Donald Kaberka, President of the African Development Bank; Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria; Alhaji Dikko Lnde Abdullahi, Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service; Dr. Mo Ibrahim of Mo Ibrahim Foundation among others.
The 6th International Summit on African Leadership and the African Leadership Development Awards will hold on February 27, 2014 at the St. Regis Hotel, Washington D.C with confirmed attendance from African and United States of America leaders in politics, business, the Diplomatic corps, the arts and diverse sectors of the African and American socio-economic sector.
Speaking to the media, the Publisher of the African Leadership Magazine, Dr. Gaimi, said the event would bring together African policy makers, captains of industry, leading institutional investors and think tanks to discuss the theme of the event, “leadership as key to Africa’s future growth and Development.”
Previous editions of the summit have taken place in Accra, Paris, Dubai, London and New York.
By Abdul Hassan Fackie
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