Freetown, 30 November, 2023 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone is calling on the people of God in the nation to remain united and promote peace despite tensions that arose following an attack on the military barracks in the country’s capital Freetown and the release of some prisoners on November 26.
In a reflection he shared with ACI Africa, Fr. Peter Konteh also urged Sierra Leoneans to acknowledge the value of seeking divine protection for the country.
“In light of recent unrest experienced in Sierra Leone, it is imperative that we come together as a nation to reaffirm our commitment to peace, unity, and progress,” Fr. Konteh said in his Wednesday, November 29 reflection, and added, “As we navigate the challenges that have arisen in our growing democracy, it is essential that we stand in solidarity against any forces seeking to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere we strive to maintain.”
He added that Sierra Leoneans need to “stand together as one, unwavering in our commitment to a peaceful and prosperous Sierra Leone.”
“Our actions today will shape the future for generations to come, and it is our collective responsibility to ensure that our country continues to progress towards a brighter tomorrow. Together, we can overcome the challenges we face and build a nation that reflects the values of unity, peace, and progress,” he said.