A cross section of the All Political Parties Association in Kenema have paid a courtesy call on the Resident Minister East Williams Juana Smith to congratulate him on his reappointment as Resident Minister East at his Maxwell Khobe street office in Kenema.
During the meeting the chairman of the association Swaliho Vandi says the meeting with the Resident Minister East William Juana Smith was well planned to show case their appreciation for his reappointment as Resident Minister East. He says the Minister has contributed immensely in maintaining peace and tranquility in the eastern region.
The reappointment of William Juana Smith as resident minister east he noted is a clear manifestation of his hard work, dedication, commitment and maturity in working under pressure at crucial political times in the country.
Giving a background vandi said that that the All Political Party Association was established for the holding of the 2012 general elections aimed at fostering peace before, during and after elections in Sierra Leone. Swaliho Vandi appealed to William Juana Smith to convey their congratulatory message to the President elect Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma for including the young people in his government irrespective of their political affiliation before calling on him to continue empowering the youth not only in the region but the entire country a bid to make them become self reliant. He called on William Juana Smith to continue demonstrating good leadership skills in bridging the gap between the supporters of the main ruling All People’s Congress Party to foster national cohesion in Sierra Leone before commending President Ernest Bai Koroma for empowering the youth in the interest of the nation.
In his response the Resident Minister East Williams Juana Smith disclosed that he has settled several issues within the municipality of Kenema and its environs which had the potential of breaking the peace of the state. He called on residents of the region to remain peaceful in the interest of the country. He appealed to all and sundry to love one another at all times.
By Saffa Moriba