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Monday, June 1, 2020
Mayor Unveils the Painting of Dr. Sir Milton Margai

Mayor Unveils the Painting of Dr. Sir Milton Margai

(SLENA, 23th May, 2019): Following the cultural heritage of Sierra Leone, the Mayor of Freetown, Her Worship Yvonne Aki Sawyer on Wednesday May, 2019 unveiled the painting of the country’s first Prime Minister, Dr. Sir Milton Augustus Strieby Margai.

The founder of the Sierra Leone National Museum is Dr. Macormack Charles Farrel Easmon who was one among significant figures in the preservation and promotion of Sierra Leone’s cultural heritage.

During the ceremony, the Mayor expressed her thanks and appreciation to Gary Schulze who has been painting the past country heroes in different parts of the capital city and commended him for a job well done.

Sierra Leone Museum is situated at the front of the Cotton Tree, saying that tourism has been one of the top priorities in the New Direction plan of His Excellency.
“One of the factors that compelled tourists to visit the shores of Sierra Leone is because of our cultural heritage and such paintings give us more zest to showcase the beauty of Mama Salone,” she noted.

In his statement, Gary Schulze stated that this is not his first job in the capital city, “I have been doing such painting of other heroes in different parts of the city as his contribution to nation building,” he added.

The Chairman of Monument and Relics Commission, Charley Haffner noted that the mandate of the commission is to supervise and collect objects of historical importance and present them to the public for education as well as for entertainment purposes.

He congratulated Mr. Gary Schulze on behalf of the government for his unique showcase of art in this country.
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