By Morlai Ibrahim Kamaea, Freetown, Sierra Leone. December 16th, 2023
Every year, Chozen Generation Sierra Leone starts this process by asking the public to nominate Sierra Leoneans who performed exceptionally in their field of work in the year under review.
The 2022 final list comprises entrepreneurs, religious leaders, medical personnel, philanthropists, and musician. The collection shows Sierra Leoneans in all works of life who are leading by example and creating an impact in their area of work.
“Congratulations to all the winners. Being recognized as one of the most outstanding Sierra Leoneans is no small feat. Irrespective of the fact that 2022 was a challenging year, Sierra Leoneans managed to perform exceptionally in their respective disciplines and touched lives. Compatriots saw their work and recognized its impact. CGSL is here to ensure that the respective exceptional performers know that Sierra Leoneans see them and are grateful for their great work that is impacting in and out of Sierra Leone,” said CGSL National Coordinator, Harry Henry Kargbo
The ten most outstanding Sierra Leoneans in alphabetical order for the year 2022.
1. Abimbola Carol – Entrepreneur
For his commitment and dedication to Sierra Leone’s tourism sector through his Visit Sierra Leone company and for his role in bringing the Budafest-Bamako Rally to Salone.
2.Edleen Elba – Entrepreneur
For her contributions towards the professional development of young people through her Job Search platform.
3. Dr. John Lavalie – Medical Doctor
For his commitment to saving lives by performing a number of lifesaving surgeries for the Sick Pikin project.
4.Rev. Father Peter Conteh – Religious Leader/NGO
For his commitment and dedication to serving humanity through a number of projects undertaken by Caritas Freetown.
5.Sheik Abdul Rahman Tejan Bangura – Religious Leader
For his dedication and service to humanity with a number of philanthropic achievement.
6.Tamba Mathew Gbessay – School Proprietor for his commitment and dedication to supporting disabled children in his community, especially with the establishment of a School for the Blind in Kono.
7.Thomas Babadi Kamara – Entrepreneur
For his unwavering contributions to the growth of football in Sierra Leone especially with the construction of an International standard mini stadium – Southern Arena in Bo.
8.Tunde Cole – Entrepreneur
For his contribution to education with the donation of a brand-new building to Fourah Bay College University of Sierra Leone.
9. Usifu Jalloh – Entertainment/Storyteller
For his passion for storytelling and keeping the African culture of storytelling alive especially working with the Patriotic Advocacy Network to conduct a nationwide storytelling festival.
About the Ten Most Outstanding Awards
The Most Outstanding Sierra Leonean Award is an award given out by Chozen Generation Sierra Leonean – a youthful Sierra Leonean group of professionals – to recognize Sierra Leoneans who raised the country’s flag high or helped their community in the year under review.
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