YAD Organizes Symposum on Ethnic Based Politics, Religious and Cultural Discriminations in Sierra Leone


Invitation to Symposium
“Ethnic Based Politics, Religious and Cultural Discriminations”

The Board and Management of Youth in Action for Development (YAD) wish to cordially request your participation in a symposium on the above theme, on Saturday 23rd November 2013 at the Holy Trinity Hall, Blama Road, Kenema. The Symposium is a component of the Youth Sensitization against Ethnic Voting, Religious and Cultural Discrimination project which is being implemented by YAD with funds from the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) – Youth Solidarity Funds 2013.  

Attached please find a detailed agenda of the event.

While looking forward to your full participation in this august occasion, I wish to take this opportunity on behalf of the board and management of YAD, to thank you in advance for your participation.

Yours Sincerely,


Othman Sheriff
Project Coordinator


  • Representatives of All political parties
  • Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children Affairs
  • Ministry of Youth and Sport
  • Ministry of Education Science and Technology
  • The Mayor, Kenema City                       
  • Deputy Mayor, Kenema City                           
  • Chairman, Kenema District Youth Council               
  • Chairman, Nongowa Chiefdom Youth Council
  • Chairman, Kenema District Council                           
  • Members of parliament, Constituencies 9,10 & 11
  • Political Parties Registration Commission
  • The Paramount Chief, Nongowa Chiefdom  
  • Tribal Heads, Kenema Municipality
  • Representative, Kenema Imams Council
  • Representative, Kenema Churches Council
  • Traditional authorities
  • The Police, Kenema Division
  • Plan International, Kenema Office
  • World Food Program,  Kenema Office
  • UNICEF,  Kenema Office
  • The Press


  • Opening prayers (Muslims and Christians)
  • Recitation of the National pledge
  • Introduction of the Chairperson
  • Chairpersons’ opening remarks
  • Brief background of project by YAD Project Coordinator
  • Speeches by representatives of various youth groups on:                                                                  
  • Ethnic Based Politics
  • Religious Discriminations
  • Cultural Discriminations
    Keynote address by his Lordship, the Mayor of Kenema Municipality
  • Keynote address  by representative of the All People Congress  (5 minutes)
  • Keynote address by representative of Sierra Leone People’s Party (5 minutes)
  • Keynote address by representative of the Peoples Movement for Democratic Change (5 minutes)
  • Keynote address by the Chairman, Kenema District  Youth Council (5 minutes)
  • Keynote address by Muslim Representative  (5 minutes)
  • Keynote address by Christian Representative (5 minutes)
  • Keynote address by representative of traditional authorities (5 minutes)
  • Questions and answer session from the audiences
  • Vote of thanks
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