The former President of Liberia, Her Excellency Madame Ellen Johnson Sirleaf paid a courtesy call to the Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

He Excellency came to Sierra Leone on Thursday 7th October, 2021 to respond to an invitation by Her Worship Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr. She joined Her Worship on the Tree Planting at Prince of Wales School compound in Freetown. Ellen also paid a visit to former President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma at his residence in Makeni.

Her Worship Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr explained how she met Her Excellency Madame Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Her Facebook page;

“In December 2019, I had the privilege of meeting former President of Liberia, Her Excellency Madame Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in Palm Springs, California where we were both speakers at #TEDWomen. Two months later I had the honor of being invited by Madame Ellen to join 14 other women from across the African continent to form the first cohort of her #AmujaeLeaders.

Launched on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2020, the vision for the #AmujaeInitiative is to shift the landscape for women in public leadership in Africa, moving from a culture of tokenism to one that truly values women leaders.

Yesterday, it was my singular honor to host Madame Ellen for the entire day following her delivery of the keynote address at the Concord Times Summit on Friday.

It was a full schedule that started with a small breakfast meeting at the home of the Mano River Union Ambassador HE Madame Medina Wesseh that was attended by the Liberian Ambassador to Sierra Leone HE Madame Musu Ruhle, Councillor Zainab Conteh, Chairperson FCC Foreign Relations Committee and a cross section of my team members. Lunch was a very special occasion during which all the FCC female councillors had an opportunity to hear Madame Ellen’s story, ask questions and gain inspiration for their journeys!

#womensupportingwomen #inspiration #TransformFreetown”