Sierra Leonean Leader Arrives Wednesday; Graces Liberia’s 165th Independence Day
|His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma
Tuesday, July 24, 2012: The President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma arrives in the country Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at the head of a high level delegation to grace Liberia’s 165th Independence Day Celebrations.
The Sierra Leonean Leader heads an eleven-member delegation which includes the Minister of Information and Communication, Hon. I.B. Kargbo, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hon. Mrs. Ebun Jusu, State Chief of Protocol, Ambassador Soulay Daramy, Resident Minister East, Hon. William J. Smith and others.
As an official guest of the President, Dr. Koroma is expected to attend the Investiture Ceremony scheduled to take place in the C. Cecil Dennis Auditorium at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the same day of his arrival.
The Sierra Leonean Leader will then join his Liberian host, Her Excellency, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and other dignitaries at the Centennial Memorial Pavilion in observance of the 165th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Liberia on Thursday, July 26.
Several eminent Liberians are expected to be honored at Wednesday’s Investiture. They include Madam Hawa Kuudu Jaleiba, Senior Citizen aged 125 years who will be decorated with the Post Centenarian title of the Grand Band Star Of Africa, Mrs. Ann Stiles Falconer, aged 100 years, with the title of Dame Commander, MVOP and 94 years old Mrs. Emily Gibson Parson, Grand Band Star of Africa. Others are 91 years-old Bishop Mai Roberts, Grand Band Star of Africa and Major General Jehu Brandy, 91 years old, with the title of Knight, Great Band Humane Order of African Redemption.
Meanwhile, invited guests attending the Investiture who have been honored are encouraged to wear their decorations befitting the occasion.
While in the country, the Sierra Leonean President is also expected to perform the official opening ceremony of the new Sierra Leonean Chancery in Oldest Congo Town.