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In Sierra Leone, President Koroma honors the late Momoh Pujeh
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Jun 25, 2012, 12:14
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President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma on Friday 22nd June 2012, honored the mortal remain of the late Honorable Momoh Pujeh at a laying out ceremony held at the house of parliament on Tower Hill in Freetown.


The president was accompanied by his Vice President, Alhaji Samuel Sam Sumana, Speaker of Parliament Hon. Justice Abel Stronge, Acting Mayor of Freetown Mr. Gibril Kanu, ministers of government, councilors and members of parliament, among other dignitaries.

 

Prior to laying his wreath, President Koroma referred to the late man as being a man of integrity. According to him, the late man has contributed immensely to development of the country both locally and internationally. President Koroma called on the family of the late man and other mourners to mourn with courage, whilst noting that the death of Hon. Pujeh is a very big loss to not only his party the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), but also the country as a whole.

However, the president prayed for the departed soul to rest in perfect peace.     


Majority Leader of Parliament, Hon. Sheku B.B Dumbuya, said in tears that, the late Hon. Pujeh was a man with lots of achievements. He said despite these achievements, the honorable was still a man of simplicity, popularly known for his likeable character.

He said all his contributions in parliament have been constructive, educative, and developmental, whilst further noting that, the late man will sadly be missed by colleague parliamentarians.


Deputy Minority Leader, Hon. Emmanuel W. Tommy, revealed that, late Hon. Momoh Pujeh was born on 8th March 1948. According to him, Hon. Pujeh was a very conservative and brave personality, who has throughout his life time, demonstrated outstanding patriotism as a parliamentarian.


Hon. Tommy described the late man as someone who has never compromised decisions, especially those that has to do with national concern. The late Hon. Pujeh, he went on, was also popularly known for his sound academic performances since school days on to his dismiss to the great beyond.


More tributes were given by other honorable members of parliament representing various opposition political parties in parliament and also by paramount chiefs.

The mortal remain of the late man was later conveyed to the God is our Light Church in Freetown for funeral service and next to Gbangeima Town, Yawei Chiefdom in the Kailahun District for burial. 


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