His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has joined the Kenyan President, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, to unveil the Uhuru Backyard Nationwide Monument as a visitor of honour on the 2022 Madaraka Day celebration.
Madaraka day is a nationwide vacation in Kenya, celebrated on the first day of the month of June yearly, to commemorate the attainment of Kenya’s inside self-rule from the British colonial powers, within the 12 months 1963.
“It’s a momentous day, as President Kenyatta and former audio system have indicated. It’s a day on which Kenyans asserted that, by the dignity of independence and self-governance, they’d work laborious, collectively, to create a way forward for which generations unborn can be proud.”
“Our two nations have stood collectively in warfare, in peace, and in solidarity. We have now pursued a collective agenda and continued to deepen cooperation on the bilateral and multilateral ranges. President Kenyatta’s nice work on this nation – from electrical energy, ports, roads, railway, housing, to healthcare, schooling, meals safety and rising the Kenyan economic system by commerce and funding – has proven us in Sierra Leone what is feasible.
We’re, due to this fact, additionally right here to strengthen our ties with Kenya in areas of worldwide cooperation, peace and safety, wildlife and tourism, ICT and schooling, and commerce and funding,” he stated.
President Bio additionally recalled that when Ebola struck Sierra Leone in 2014, Kenyan nurses and medical doctors had been at hand to see the nation and its individuals by, including that once they lately confronted challenges for computing tools for the nation’s first-ever digital inhabitants census, President Kenyatta prolonged a hand of typical Kenyan generosity.
“Our paths since independence for our nascent African nations of Kenya and Sierra Leone could have been completely different. In every of our personal methods, it has been arduous, possibly not what our forefathers imagined, and possibly finest left untold.
“However extra importantly, the fraternal bond between our two nations retains getting stronger. On Sunday, I joined the Kenya Defence Forces to have a good time the heroism of 4 younger Kenyans and the sacrifices of hundreds of Kenyan troopers who fought to revive peace and stability in Sierra Leone. If we’re in the present day the fourth most peaceable democracy in Africa, it’s partly due to the sacrifice of Kenyans. Thanks,” he concluded.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of The Republic of Sierra Leone State Home.
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