On Wednesday December 22 at the Presidential Lodge in Freetown, His Excellency President Dr. Julius Maada Bio and First Lady, Mrs. Fatima Maada Bio hosted the annual festive party for hundreds of children in the country.

President Bio remarked that the kids were invited to dine with the First Family as a demonstration of the premium placed on the welfare of that category of citizens.

He encouraged the kids to focus on their academic work, while calling on them to judiciously make use of his government’s free quality education.

This year marks the second successive year for the first family to host a festive party for children at their presidential house, which demonstrates the importance and special love the family have for the children.