𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐃𝐫. 𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐢𝐮𝐬 𝐌𝐚𝐚𝐝𝐚 𝐁𝐢𝐨 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐬 𝐎𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝟏𝟐 𝐄𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐟𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐁𝐨 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐲

𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝟐𝟐, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟒.

Sierra Leone’s President, Dr. Julius Maada Bio, accompanied by his beloved wife, First Lady Dr. Fatima Maada Bio, presided over the coronation ceremony of 12 newly elected Paramount Chiefs in Bo City , at the Southern Arena Stadium Bo City. The event marked a significant moment in the country’s traditional leadership landscape, as the new Paramount Chiefs were formally installed in their roles.

During the ceremony, President Bio underscored his deep respect for the institution of Paramount Chiefs, highlighting his personal connection to the tradition. “I have great respect for the institution of Paramount Chiefs, having come from a Paramount Chief home myself. Our chiefs are the custodians of our traditions and cultures, playing an essential role in our social fabric,” he stated. This acknowledgment emphasized the cultural and social importance of the chiefs in Sierra Leone.

In his address, President Bio also reaffirmed his government’s ongoing support for the institution of Paramount Chiefs. “My government has been steadfast in supporting our Paramount Chiefs and will continue to do so,” he said. He highlighted the vital role these leaders play in maintaining peace and stability at the local level and assured them of continued backing from the state.

The President encouraged the newly installed leaders to serve their communities diligently and uphold the values of their positions. “I urge the new Paramount Chiefs to serve their people well, ensuring peace and stability within their chiefdoms,” President Bio remarked. His words were a call to action for the chiefs to embrace their responsibilities with dedication and integrity.

The ceremony was marked by the presentation of medals and staffs of office, symbolizing the formal investiture of the chiefs into their traditional leadership roles. This event heralded a new era of leadership for the 12 chiefdoms, as the newly crowned Paramount Chiefs embarked on their journey to lead and serve their communities. The coronation was a momentous occasion for the people of Bo City and the entire nation of Sierra Leone, celebrating the enduring significance of traditional leadership.


Strategic Communications Division,

Office Of The First Lady,

Republic Of Sierra Leone.

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