Ambassador Bockarie Stevens, Minister Kabs-Kanu among 100 inducted into Sierra Leone’s Hall of Fame


 Last night  at Maryland , it was one of the biggest awards nights in the diaspora as 100 Sierra Leoneans of different professions and vocations were inducted into SIERRA LEONE’S HALL OF FAME by the Save Sierra Leone Foundation, one of the umbrella Sierra Leone organizations in the United States of America . The Hall of Fame Award is a unique distinction accorded Sierra Leoneans who have excelled themselves  in their various unique ways in their professions and  are contributing immensely to the cultural, social, intellectual and artistic development of the country.


Among those inducted into the Hall of Fame last night were Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the U.S, Mr. Bockarie Stevens ; the Minister Plenipotentiary to the UN, Mr. Leeroy Wilfred Kabs-Kanu ; Academic Dr. John Sandy and young, brilliant and promising actress Ms. Wendy Bangura.  Minister Kabs-Kanu was unavoidably absent from the grand program because he was out of  the country.

COCORIOKO  will be bringing you the full details and the names of all Sierra Leoneans honoured in subsequent articles.

This is the 5th award the Cocorioko Publisher Kabs-Kanu has received to mark an illustrious journalism career. In 1975, the Fourah Bay College Students Union headed by Kemoh Sulimani Sr gave him his first award for outstanding journalism on campus. In 2003, the New York Chapter of the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party gave the Minister an award for community service. In 2008, the other umbrella Sierra Leone organization, the National Organization of Sierra Leoneans in the U.S. (NOSLINA )  honored him for outstanding journalism  and in 2011 he bagged two more coveted awards–The 50th Independence Anniversary and the Union of Sierra Leone Organizations (USLO ) Awards.


PHOTO BELOW : MINISTER KABS-KANU REPRESENTING SIERRA LEONE AT THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY                                                                                                                                                                     

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