Sierra Leone Embassy in Geneva, Switzerland has tendered apology for using fake picture for Banana Island in Sierra Leone.

The Embassy used an image of Doha in Qatar to represent Sierra Leone’s Banana Island when the wished people Christmas.

The Embassy regretted to use the photo stating that the image was inadvertent and a printing error.

The use of the Doha photo generated controversy among social media users.

The statement reads;

“The Sierra Leone Embassy to Switzerland and Permanent Mission to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Geneva, Switzerland wishes to register its regret for the use, on its Christmas/New Year card, of an image of Banana Island Resort Doha in Qatar instead of Banana Islands, a scenic and natural place of beauty consisting of three islands with forests and beaches along the coast of Yawri Bay in the South-West part of the Freetown Peninsula in the Western Area of Sierra Leone.

“This was an inadvertent image selection/printing error which is greatly regretted.”