Dr. Blyden called on the people to use love as a major tool moving forward, stating that it has been the call of many, including the religious leaders.
She cautioned politicians not to use the terrible humanitarian disaster that befell the nation to campaign against them, pointing out that the disaster was a sorrowful thing that should not be used for political gain.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Executive Chairperson of the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), Haddijatou Jallow called on all Sierra Leonean to treat the environment well, adding that the people of Sierra Leone are very much resilient and will rise again.
She stated that the country has been hit by many crises in the past, but have been able to bounce back.
Haddijatou Jallow said the disaster should serve as a wake call for all to understand that everyone should avoid disaster prone area. She reiterated that Sierra Leoneans should learn to respect the rule of law as that would be a major contributor to preventing issues of such nature from occurring again.
Deputy Chairperson, Western Rural District, Magret Kargbo applauded the youth of the Mortomeh community for their swift response during the disaster. She called on the relevant authorities to address the issue of registration of the survivors in the community, pointing out that this issue has been thorny.
Executive Director, National Protected Area Authority Kate Karemo-Garnett said they would not stop advocating for people to avoid disaster prone area, disclosing that they also lost a staff that was on the ground.
She reaffirmed that it is their duty to continue to provide the necessary guidance that is necessary in protecting Sierra Leoneans.
The ceremony people from all works of life, including representatives from the artist unions, National Protection Authority Area, the security sector, development partners and community people.