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Canada: Africa Day flag-raising ceremony

27 May 2018 at 20:04 | 2570 views

PV Staff

This year’s annual Africa Day flag-raising ceremony in Canada was, as usual, held in front of the Ontario legislature building in downtown Toronto. It was a bright, sunny morning on Thursday May 24, 2018.

Present were several distinguished personalities including Macaulay Kalu, chairman of the Toronto-based African Unity 6th Region office, Kyeretwie Osei, a policy officer at the African Union’s Commission’s Directorate of Citizens and Diaspora Organizations (CIDO), Honourable Dr. Jean Augustine, a prominent African-Canadian politician and Gideon Exeter, President of the Council of Caribbean Associations-Canada (CCAC).

Representing the Federation of Sierra Leonean Unions in Canada were David Sinnah (President) and Gibril Gbanabome Koroma (Communications Director). See photo of David (left ) and Gibril (right).

In his remarks, Kalu Macauley, a businessman and Ontario community leader, spoke on this year’s theme of the Africa Day Celebration which is titled: Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation.

"As the diaspora community, we say no to corruption which wants to rob us of the ideals of progress, technology, trade and globalization because of the prominence and inequality it fosters. We look towards a sustainable future that is fair and equitable for everyone," Macaulay said.