By Abdul Rahman Bangura–
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Freetown, Sierra Leone- President George Manneh Weah begets Sierra Leone’s highest award, the Most Distinguished Grand Commander of the Republic of Sierra Leone. The Liberian leader received the honor during the 60th Independence Day celebration of Sierra Leone on April 27th, 2021. President Weah was also heralded for promoting peaceful concurrence and his service to humanity.
“Brigadier General (Rtd), Dr. Julius Maada Bio, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, and on behalf of the government and the people of the Republic of Sierra Leone award the most distinguished honour of Grand Commander of the Republic of Sierra Leone to the President of the Republic of Liberia H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah for his passionate drive and commitment to fostering peace, stability and democracy in the Mano River Union and the West African sub region at large,” the citation read.
Proceeding with, the citation of the honor said, “you are a soccer legend and a Global Ambassador for Peace. Today’s award recognizes your selflessness and resourcefulness in contributing to the attainment of peace in Liberia, which also has a far-reaching effect on neighboring sister Republic of Sierra Leone.”
“But equally important is your tireless march alongside your peers of the Mano River Basin and the ECOWAS Community to promote sustainable peace, stability and socioeconomic transformation in the sub region in order to improve the quality of life of your people,” Dr. Weah was further honored.
The administration and people of Sierra Leone lauded the Weah administration’s development agenda that concentrates on peace and security, economic revitalization, infrastructural and service delivery, Governance and the rule of law.
President Weah was further hailed for his “enduring service to the world, the sub region and your country. Today, we celebrate a great African, an enduring personality, role model, and a philanthropist, President George Manneh Weah”.
The Liberian Leader was among West African and world leaders that vouched and took part in in Sierra Leone’s 60th Independence celebration activities on April 27, 2021.
For New Africa Business News (NABN) Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent
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