One of the Opposition Leaders in Sierra Leone’s Parliament, Hon. Saa Emerson Lamina was part of the Presidential delegation to this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to launch the country’s bid for a Non Permanent Member Status in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

This bid for Sierra Leone’s seat in the Security Council when confirmed, will boost the country’s partnership drive, enhance her multilateral approach and strengthen her African agenda to participate and contribute to global peace, and other extant issues of global concern such as climate change that may require global approaches to consolidate sustainable peace, security and global welfare.
During the launch, it came out clear that all the ECOWAS States had already endorsed Sierra Leone’s bid.

At the ceremony, Hon. Lamina maintained that Sierra Leone’s bid for a Non Permanent Member Status in the United Nations Security Council championed by the President, Dr. Brigadier-General (Rtd) Julius Maada who is a security expert, will be an added value to the country’s profile as one that has sustained peace following the end of the country’s eleven-year gruesome war which had caught the attention of the international community.

While noting that President Bio was setting the country’s image on a positive trajectory, he went on to maintain: “Let me congratulate President Bio in advance as he has joined the ranks of former former Presidents including Olusegun Obansajo of Nigeria, John Jerry Rawlings (Late) of Ghana; to name but just two, who as former soldiers became democratically elected Presidents of their respective countries and served their peoples well. Indeed, this is a clear manifestation that Sierra Leone is rising and shall rise over the horizon to attain global recognition and respect.”

In another development, Hon. Saa Emerson Lamina-GCOR, Leader of C4C in Sierra Leone’s House of Parliament, also was honoured with a compendium of Leadership gift from H.E. Vijayapriya Nithyananda, Permanent Representative of the Sovereign State of Shrikailasa to the United Nations. The event was spiced with a dinner and dance the following night.

Also adding to the melee of largesse achieved by Hon. Lamina at the UNGA, is the consent in principle by the Mayor of New Jersey in the United States of America, for a twinning relationship between Koidu City and the City of New Jersey, for both cities to benefit from bilateral ties and socioeconomic developments.
On his return, Hon. Lamina will as protocol demands, write a formal letter of request in that regard to His Worship the Mayor of New Jersey as protocol demands.