A cross-section of members of the All Political Parties Association (APPA) paid a courtesy call on the Chief Immigration Officer, Hon. Alusine Kanneh at the Immigration Headquarters in Freetown on Wednesday 24th January 2023, where congratulatory messages were delivered by members of the association.

While speaking on behalf of APPA, the Chairman of the Association, Prince C.R. Coker stated that APPA is a conglomeration of registered political parties in Sierra Leone formed in the 1990s for the restoration of democratic rule and currently supervised by the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC).

Coker disclosed the purpose of their visit stating that APPA decided to pay a courtesy call on the Chief Immigration Officer to officially congratulate him as one of the few astute politicians who has over the years shown true leadership since he became a parliamentarian and now the Chief Immigration Officer.

He went further and stated that the Association works with the government of the day for the development of the country, adding that they are fully willing to work and support the actions of the Chief Immigration Officer and the entire Sierra Leone Immigration Department (SLID).

He concluded his statement by acknowledging that APPA had given two outstanding awards to two long-serving politicians which include Hon. Manso Dumbuya and Hon. Ibrahim Ben Kargbo and they will continue to search for more forthright politicians like the Chief Immigration Officer, Hon. Alusine Kanneh to be recognized for their hard work.

Madam Hawa Sally Samai, Executive Secretary of the Independent Commission for Peace and National Cohesion, admonished members of APPA to remain focused on peace-building processes and portray the kind of developmental examples the Chief Immigration Officer and the entire immigration department is doing to achieve the Big Five Game Changer by the government.

In his response to APPA, the Chief Immigration Officer, Hon. Alusine Kanneh expressed happiness and thanked APPA members for their composition and visit to the Immigration Headquarters. He appealed to all to be peaceful for the development of Sierra Leone as without peaceful coexistence the courtesy call would have been difficult to materialize.

“Your coming here today is an opportunity; donโ€™t go for everything, go for your passion. For me, I cut across, my politics has no limit, Sierra Leone is first, we have to work together because the difference one makes today goes a long way”. He concluded.