On December 27th 2009, The APC Government honoured the late President Siaka Stevens by erecting his burst at the Houses of Parliament. The President and First Lady, Vice President and First, Senior Members of Government and the Family were present at the occasion.
“…Sierra Leone under former president Siaka Stevens once tested that socialism road. Albeit president Stevens did not openly declare this country a socialist state, most if not all of his policies had their roots in socialism…the corruption that permeated the political landscape of that time showed that socialism as a system of governance would never be a panacea for this country’s political salvation….the half-assed socialist policies of Siaka Stevens which were continued by ex-president Joseph Saidu Momoh are some of the reasons why this country is at present in a pretty prickle…”
Sorie Ibrahim Koroma was born in Port Loko, Maforki Chiefdom, Port Loko District, in 1930. On of Sierra Leone’s most vibrant political figures, S.I. Koroma was also involved in the labour movement of the 1950s. He blazed the trail for the implementation of the self-help idea which was an important aspect of rural development during the 1970s.
Popular known as “C.A.,” the late Christian Alusine Kamara-Taylor was born on June 3rd, 1917 at Kafanta, Tonko Limba Chiefdom, in what is now Kambia District. A political activist, educator and trade unionist, he contributed much to the political and socio-economic development of Sierra Leone. Continue reading →
Joseph Saidu Momoh (January 26, 1937 – August 3, 2003) was President of Sierra Leone from November, 1985 to April 29, 1992.
Momoh Nimagay was born on January 26, 1937 in Binkolo, Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone to Limba Parents. Momoh served as President of Sierra Leone from November 28, 1985 to April 29 1992. A professional soldier drawn into politics, Momoh rose from the enlisted ranks, to the highest position in the Sierra Leone Military Forces (Major-General),during his presidency. Continue reading →
Ernest Bai Koroma (born October 2, 1953) is the 4th and current President of Sierra Leone. He was sworn in as president on 17 September 2007, shortly after being declared the winner of a tense run-off election over the incumbent vice-president Solomon Berewa. He is the leader of the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) and was minority leader in parliament prior to becoming President. Continue reading →
As I get older I find my mind dwelling more and more on the past. Inevitably my thoughts wander back to the time when Sierra Leone became a Republic. At 1.13 p.m. on April 19th, 1971, I declared the State a Republic after a Republican Constitution had been approved by Parliament and passed into law with a majority of53 in favour and 10 against I can remember that as I spoke those fateful, all-important words there were tears in my eyes, for in my own lifetime I had seen my country come such a long way. I was proud to be associated with the struggle that had led to this moment, and that pride was swelled as I listened to the shouts and applause that followed my declaration that April day.