PERMANENT MISSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF
SIERRA LEONE TO THE UNITED NATIONS
245 East 49th Street, New York NY 10017
JOSEPHINE J. KOROMA
Deputy Executive Director of Net Work Movement for Justice
and Development (Representing Civil Society)
at the Side Event
Sierra Leone Ebola Response ''Getting to Zero''
and Post Ebola Recovery Strategy
Fifty-Ninth Session of the
Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
New York, 16th March, 2015
Distinguished ladies and Gentlemen,
The Ministry of Public and Political Affairs of the Government of Sierra Leoneans has assured Sierra Leoneans that henceforth the Commemoration of the 22 Sierra Leoneans that lost their lives during a peaceful protest march to the residence of the Revolutionary United Front leader, Corporal Foday Sankoh, in May 8, 2000 would be a state responsibility.
The Director of Communication in the ministry, Alhaji Dauda, who deputized the minister, made this disclosure during the Commemoration Ceremony held at the Presidential Lounge of the National Stadium in Freetown on Thursday 8 May 2014 - the first of such event since Foday Sankoh and his agents viciously and gutlessly murdered 22 peaceful and unsuspecting Sierra Leoneans 14 years ago.
The Executive Director
Mr. Abu Brima