Compatriots and Friends of Sierra Leone, let me take
this opportunity to wish everyone of you a very happy,
fulfilling and prosperous New Year.
begin 2011, many of us are contemplating what lies in
store for us this year. Life in our beloved country
Sierra Leone has been tough and challenging in recent
years. The prevailing economic and social challenges
and the lack of effective leadership in the country have
continued to pose a traumatic effect on the lives of
ordinary citizens. Despite these mounting
difficulties, what has been most admirable is the hope,
willingness and hunger for success not only for
ourselves but most significantly for our beloved
Year that rings in is particularly special as it is the
year we mark 50 years of our independence. In this
commemorative year, let us begin by taking
responsibility, as individuals, as families, as
communities and as a nation, for those things which are
within our control. The reality will always remain that
we are the masters’ of our destiny. Therefore, let us
shape the future together. Let us once again resolve to
recommit ourselves in the interest of our country for a
renewed effort for national development.
It is true
that the New Year will be faced with challenges and
severe obstacles, but I know if we are all united in our
resolve the progression of each and every Sierra Leonean
is just around the corner. We must strive to provide a
voice for the voiceless and seek to address the needs of
the less privileged, victimised and marginalised persons
in our society.
is imperative that together we lay a solid foundation in
2011, demonstrate honesty and hard work in all that we
do. And above all, embrace a unity of purpose as a
nation to ensure we achieve real change in Sierra Leone.
it is my vision and commitment to work with all Sierra
Leoneans in bringing real change for the betterment of
our beloved country-Sierra Leone.
I wish you all a happy and fulfilling new year.