Last Saturday March 25, 2017 was a red letter day in the history of the newly-established All People’s Congress (APC ) Canada Branch with the launching and inauguration of the Branch Women’s Wing in Edmonton, Alberta.
The theme of the inauguration and launching was “Diaspora Women in the Political Development and Transformation of Sierra Leone, Challenges and New Opportunities”.
The Honorable Minister of Political Affairs of the Government of Sierra Leone, Madam Nanette Thomas, ws the keynote speaker while the Guest Speaker was Madam Lynette Kamara, the wife of Sierra Leone’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, the former Prosecutor of the UN Special Court for Sierra Leone and Head of Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Commission (Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara – JFK).
One of the guests of honor was Madam Ramatu Kargbo, wife of Honourable Member of Parliament, Ibrahim Ben Kargbo, who also delivered a statement.
The APC USA Branch Women’s Wing led by the Vice Chairman II, Madam Mariatu Conteh and a member of the Public Relations team of the APC USA Branch and USA Women’s Wing, Madam Khadija Nabie was in full attendance at the program.
According to a reporter of COCORIOKO, the program went on successfully.
We are thankful to our Honorable and Distinguished Delegates from Sierra Leone, the United States of America and across Canada for putting this historic launching and inauguration of the APC Canada Branch Women’s Wing into great delight. It is upon that premise you have traveled from far and wide to be a part of the camaraderie that will make our occasion a profound success.
As Chairman of the APC Canada Branch, I am proud of your commitment and patriotism even to this day. Our Branch represent the highest aspirations of women and we have commute along the path that put the issues of women at the apex of our agenda as a Branch. Women and Women issues must always come first. We could not be more proud of the wonderful women in Canada who continue to showcase their fidelity in the APC and our country, Sierra Leone. The gains of our Branch are predicated on the determination of our women compatriots across Canada who have always muster the courage to give back. From the Provinces of Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan and as far as Yukon, we continue to muster the courageous sacrifices of women and their confidence in the APC. An endeavor that transcends our expectations.
In the coming days, women supporters, friends, families and well-wishers will showcase their determination to embrace the progressive agenda of our country under the current Leadership. They will show-case the true meaning of solidarity and sacrifice for the progress and prosperity of our nation. We remained thankful that you have made is possible to join us because you believe in the causes of women and their role at various levels of political and social development. Permit me to express my profound thanks and admiration to you on behalf of the APC Canada Branch Women’s Wing. Our best wishes to you during your stay. God bless you.
Honorable Chairman and Leader of the APC Canada Branch, Mohamed Sean Samura