His Excellency President Julius Maada has addressed the Nation in the traditional New Year message in which he thanked God for no catastrophic natural disasters in 2018, congratulated all Sierra Leoneans for peaceful democratic transfer of political power, highlighted the achievements of his government in 2018 and set out a to-do list of some of what his Government aims to achieve in 2019.
President Bio spoke passionately about the Commission of Inquiry saying _*”We have an opportunity as Sierra Leoneans to demand accountability from those we once entrusted to hold public offices on our behalf.”*_
He also spoke about the establishment of various other commissions to be established in 2019, the salary increase for public sector workers starting this January 2019, increase in the minimum pension starting this January, reduction in tax rate for public and private sector workers starting this January and host of other great things.
The New Year Message has been first broadcast on SLBC TV and Radio and subsequent broadcast will be done on other television and radio stations around the country.
Please watch and listen to the video clip below of His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio’s maiden New Year Message to the Nation.
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