Sierra Leone’s President, Julius Maada Bio, took to social media to express his deep appreciation and renewed commitment after being honored with the prestigious 2023 Governance Leadership Award by the Rebranding Africa Forum.
In a heartfelt message, President Bio acknowledged the significance of the award, emphasizing that it serves as a reminder of the challenges and the collective effort required to build a better future for Sierra Leoneans.
President Bio highlighted that the path to progress may be long and demanding but stressed its importance for both current and future generations of Sierra Leoneans. He emphasized the collaborative nature of achievements, underlining that progress and positive change are not solely the result of individual actions but a testament to the power of working together in unity.
The President dedicated the award to the countless individuals who have dedicated their lives to the principles and values driving their work and expressed his commitment to inspiring future generations.
While expressing his gratitude for the recognition, President Bio was acutely aware of the existing challenges faced by Sierra Leone and the African continent. He reasserted his commitment to doing more to address these challenges.
President Bio also emphasized that this award is not the culmination of their journey but a significant milestone towards a brighter and more just future for their people. He pledged to remain steadfast in upholding the ideals that have brought them this far.
In conclusion, the President accepted the award with a renewed commitment to the values and principles that have guided his leadership and public service journey. He expressed confidence in facing the trials of their time with resilience, compassion, and a shared vision for a better tomorrow.
Read President Bio’s post below:
“I am deeply honoured, humbled and thankful to the Rebranding Africa Forum for conferring me with the 2023 Governance Leadership Award.
Awards like this stand as a constant reminder that the road ahead might be long, arduous and torturous, but it is one worth travelling for the sake of the present and future generations of Sierra Leoneans.
It also reminds us that progress and positive change are not the result of one individual’s actions but a testament to the power of collaboration and unity. This award is a testament to our collective efforts and dedication to the causes we hold dear.
In accepting this award, I am reminded of the countless people who have dedicated their lives to the principles and values underpinning our work. It is to them and to the future generation that we strive to inspire that I dedicate this honour.
While I am deeply grateful for this recognition, I am acutely aware of some of the prevailing challenges we face as a country and Continent. I restate my commitment to do more towards solving them.
It is pertinent to note that this award is not the culmination of our journey but a milestone toward a brighter and more just future for our people. I pledge to remain committed to the ideals that have brought us thus far.
I accept this award with a renewed commitment to the values and principles that have guided my leadership and journey in public service. Together, we will face the trials of our time with resilience, compassion, and a shared vision for a better tomorrow,” – Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio posted on social media.”