The All People’s Congress Chapter in New Jersey is involved in frenzied preparations for the historic visit to New Jersey of His Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma. The President will pay a one-day visit to the Garden State on Saturday September 24, while here to attend the 66th Session of the UN General Assembly.
President Koroma will arrive in New Jersey in the afternoon and will attend a Retreat in the form of a Working Lunch with executive menbers and supporters of the All People’s Congress North America (APC-North America ) at the UKRANIAN CULTURAL CENTRE , 135 Davidson Avenue , Somerset . The Retreat is expected to start around 2 pm and last until around 6 pm. The President and party will then attend a grand Banquet at the same Ukranian Cultural Centre in Somerset , which will also be a fund-raising program organized by the APC -NA, from 8pm to mudnight .
Though the programs are organized by the APC-NA and the New Jersey Chapter, President Koroma’s visit is an all-Sierra Leonean engagement and the President is coming to New Jersey to see his Sierra Leonean citizens in general .The Permanent Mission of Sierra Leone to the UN and the Sierra Leone Embassy in Washington DC are calling on all Sierra Leoneans to come out in full to receive the Head of State , who in only four years has transformed Sierra Leone from a Stone Age Country to a modern state , through his impressive infrastructural and socio-economic and political developments.
Yesterday, the APC New Jersey Chapter continued their frantic preparations with a meeting at the home of the President of the Chapter, Mr. Allie Badara Kamara at Franklin Township , Somerset. The meeting was also attended by Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the U.S, Mr. Bockarie Stevens and the Minister Plenipotentiary to the UN, Mr. Leeroy Wilfred Kabs-Kanu, who have been working directly with APC -NA and New Jersey to ensure the success of the program.
WE BRING YOU A PICTORIAL DISPLAY OF YESTERDAY’S MEETING :
AMBASSADOR BOCKARIE STEVENS AND MINISTER PLENIPOTENTIARY LEEROY WILFRED KABS-KANU LISTENING TO MEMBERS OF THE APC-NEW JERSEY PLANNING THE PRESIDENT’S VISIT
AMBASSADOR STEVENS PROVIDING GUIDANCE : ON HIS RIGHT IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NEW JERSEY CHAPTER, MR.ALIIE BADARA KAMARA AND ON HIS RIGHT MR.ABDUL RAHMAN CONTEH
FROM RIGHT, MESSRS.DAINKAY , ALIMAMY TURAY AND JOHN SAMBA
FROM RIGHT : SANTIGIE KOROMA, AZIZ NABE AND FODAY MANSARAY