The Open Government Initiative (OGI) has started putting modalities in place for the visit of President Koroma this week to the United States. The OGI is a non-political entity setup to give the Sierra Leonean people access to the presidency and the government and inform on the progress of the government. The OGI has been tasked with the responsibility of organizing the event. This session will facilitate the opportunity for those in the Diaspora in North America to ask questions concerning governance and national matters. The Head of State has made it his government’s priority to meet one on one with his people around the world to listen to their concerns and give a report on the government’s achievement over the years. The visit coincides with the 3rd anniversary celebration of President Ernest Koroma’s tenure as president of Sierra Leone.
The OGI Director, Madam Khadija Sesay has been keen on ensuring that the planned meeting will cover all the objectives of the OGI and has urged all Sierra Leoneans present in the US to attend the function. The meeting will take place at the Riverside Church on Saturday September 25. The OGI Meeting starts at 12 pm at the Conference Centre of the Riverside Church and will last until 4 pm . The banquet will be held at 7pm to midnight.
SLIMO Chairman and Minister Plenipotentiary at the Sierra Leone mission in the UN, Wilfred Kabs-Kanu, has been at the heart of the arrangements along with the OGI team Mr Foday Mansaray, Madina Rahman , Leslie Allen and Fatu Fofana, to ensure that the OGI meeting is a success. Tribute is also paid to SLIMO Organising Secretary Mr Foday Morris and the APC Cultural Organisation Texas strong woman Nanette Thomas, who have been instrumental in reaching out to Sierra Leoneans and urging them to attend the function and also to ONSLO, the Organisation of Sierra Leoneans in New York State, and the Sierra Leonean communities in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Washington DC, who are all working hard to ensure the event is a success.
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