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President Koroma in Guinea for President Conde’s inauguration

14 December 2015 at 04:26 | 1451 views

President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has arrived safely in Conakry to attend the inauguration of President Professor Alpha Conde on his re-election for a second five-year term of office. The ceremony will take place in the Guinean capital Monday 14 December.

Guinea conducted presidential elections on October 11, 2015 and Prof Conde was declared winner of the polls by the electoral commission in the same month. He won nearly 58% of the vote thereby avoiding a run off against closest rival Cellou Dalein Diallo.

Professor Alpha Conde took office in 2010, bringing to a halt two years of military rule.

President Koroma is accompanied by First Lady Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Dr Samura Kamara and the Minister of Information and Communication Alhaji Alpha Kanu.

President Koroma and entourage received a warm welcome when his plane touched down at Gbessia International Airport in Conakry. He was received by his Guinean counterpart, Professor Alpha Conde.

When the convoy also arrived at Bell Ville where the Sierra Leone Embassy is located, President Koroma also received a rapturous welcome from a large crowd of people, mostly Sierra Leoneans.

Stay tuned for real time updates on this visit and the activities of His Excellency President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma.