Celebrating his 59th birthday on the 12th May, 2023, President Julius Maada Bio told Sierra Leoneans that birthdays are always occasions to express gratitude for life. He said for him they are also days on which he takes a moment for deep introspection, to review his life’s journey and rededicate himself to higher goals.
President Bio said he is privileged to mark his fifth year as the elected President of the nation adding that he also remains deeply humbled by the duty of servant leadership he has been entrusted with by the people of Sierra Leone.
Disclosing how he was born just a few years after the country gained independence, he is mindful that he is a member of the first generation to be raised in the post-colonial era.
“I feel strongly that our generation is charged with a special mission and responsibility to transform the nation,” he maintained saying that is why he entered politics: to play his part in this mission, to make a difference, and to impact lives for the better.
He continued that as their President, he is proud of the resilience and determination of his people, and he is honoured to lead a nation of such hardworking and passionate individuals.
President Bio pointed out that as the leader of the nation, he is also reminded daily of how far we have come as a nation, and how much further we still have to go.
He said this birthday marks not just a personal milestone for him, but a reminder of the efforts all have to make each day to ensure that every citizen has the opportunity to live happy, healthy, and prosperous lives.
President Bio enjoined all to continue to work together to build a brighter future, where every Sierra Leonean can achieve their dreams and aspirations.
“Let us continue to work together for lasting peace and progress for all,” he also encouraged maintaining that United in purpose Sierra Leoneans can build a more prosperous and united Sierra Leone.
Thank you all for your continued support. God willing, I look forward to celebrating many more birthdays with you.