The year 2020 has been a very difficult year, and also a long moment of reckoning for our economic and political freedoms in Sierra Leone. While the harsh lessons of COVID-19 are far from new—and while fears and injustices now making headlines reflect the daily reality of millions before the pandemic—the sheer scale of this crisis has sparked new urgency around economic freedom, political freedom, health systems and universal health coverage. More leaders than ever are paying attention, and more people than ever are rising to demand change.
As 2020 comes to an end, it's a time for reflection, and a time to continue our hard work for change toward unity, freedom and justice for every Sierra Leonean.
In this most joyous of seasons, with a heart full of appreciation, I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas! May the joy of the season be yours today and always.
I am proud to be part of your hopes and dreams for a better future for Sierra Leone. Thank you for your support and trust in me.
May God Almighty continue to bless and guide you!
Dr. Richard Konteh (D-Unifier)