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Sierra Leone Former President Alhaji Dr. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah Passes Away
By Awareness Times
Mar 13, 2014, 19:01
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The President of the Republic of Sierra Leone has officially announced the death of the former President of the country, His Excellency Alhaji Dr. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah. He was 82 years old.

Family sources say he passed away at 16:00GMT of this afternoon of March 13th 2014 at his private residence in Freetown with his wife and close family members at his side.

The former President is credited with laying the foundation for the country's current thriving democratic culture and for creating a peaceful and stable socio-economic and political climate in Sierra Leone. He had been ailing over the past few month for which he had sought treatment in the United Kingdom.

After completing two terms in office, he handed over power to current President Ernest Bai Koroma in September 2007. He spent a few years in active service as an International Statesman leading elections observation missions and giving international lectures. However, in the last two years, ill health made him reduce his public appearances.

His death has been greeted with a lot of sadness from all sectors of the society exemplifying the respect and love he commanded from his people. Funeral arrangements are expected to be announced shortly.

Meanwhile, here follows the official announcement from the Office of the President

SIERRA LEONE GOVERNMENT

PRESS RELEASE


HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT DR. ERNEST BAI KOROMA ANNOUNCES WITH DEEP SADNESS THE DEATH OF FORMER PRESIDENT ALHAJI DR. AHMAD TEJAN KABBAH, WHOSE PASSING AWAY IS AN IRREPARABLE LOSS TO HIS FAMILY AND THE NATION AT LARGE.

THE PRESIDENT, GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE OF THE REPUBLIC OF SIERRA LEONE EXTEND HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO THE KABBAH FAMILY AND PRAY THAT ALLAH IN HIS INFINITE MERCY WILL GRANT THEM SUCCOUR AND SOLACE IN THIS TIME OF GRIEF.

TO HONOUR THE LATE LEADER, HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT HAS DECLARED SEVEN DAYS OF MOURNING, FROM FRIDAY 14TH MARCH TO THURSDAY 20TH MARCH 2014, AND ALL FLAGS WILL FLY AT HALF MAST DURING THIS PERIOD.


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STATE HOUSE
FREETOWN
13TH MARCH, 2014


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