Report by Selia Fofanah, Chief of Staff, Office of Cllr Abioseh Agnes Wilson, Ward 433, Brookfields, Freetown.
Twice-elected popular female Councillor of the Freetown City Council, Abioseh Agnes Wilson, has been honoured and recognised by the City of Philadelphia in the United States of America because of her Worthy Services to Freetown.
In a citation signed by Darrell L. Clarke, the President of the Philadelphia City Council and endorsed by Mayor Jim Kenney, through the Mayor’s Commission for African, Carribean Immigrant Affairs, Madam Abioseh Wilson was granted a colourful celebration in the evening of Tuesday 13th December 2022.
The ceremony was held at the beautiful and imposing City Hall of Philadelphia. The pictures and Video of the Honouring event are now available over social media.
The lengthy Citation itself was read out in turns by senior officials of the City.
According to one of Philadelphia’s statesmen, Honourable Stanley Straughter, the City of Philadelphia was formally informed about the work of Councillor Abioseh Agnes Wilson by famous Sierra Leone female politician Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden.
Hon. Stanley Straughter said that based on the strong and abiding respect that the officials of the Mayor’s Commission have for Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, her recommendation of Councillor Abioseh Wilson received great and diligent attention which resulted in the decision to honour and recognize the eminent Madam Abioseh Wilson.
Particular reference was made to the upstanding service of Councillor Abioseh Agnes Wilson in the management of the finances of Freetown by mentioning her “diligent stewardship of resources” belonging to the people of Freetown.
More updates about Councillor Abioseh Agnes Wilson in Philadelphia as well as later in other parts of the United States of America will be issued by the Office of Councillor Abioseh Agnes Wilson shortly.
Meanwhile, the following are the verbatim words of the printed citation document as handed over to Councillor Abioseh Agnes Wilson in a specially designed, gold-embossed velvet covering.