A number of awards were presented in a ceremony at the State House in Freetown on Saturday (10 April).
GV State House - Official Residence of Governor-General (2 shots)
SV Guests seated
CU Ghanaian Ambassador seated
SCU Prime Minister, Dr. Stevens, seated with acting Governor-General's wife
SV Acting Governor-General at microphone
SV Businessman (Mr. Gooding) receives MBE from Governor-General (2 shots)
LV Guests applaud
SV Mr. Samuel Fortunatus Bradford Campbell receives his MBE
SV Mr. J.N.E.G. Smith (Commissioner of Police) receives Police Medal
SV Deputy Police Commissioner Koroma receives Police Medal
SV Guests applaud
SV Assistant Supt. of Police Elizabeth Ayo receives Police Medal
SV Guests applaud
GV Governor-General's residence
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Background: A number of awards were presented in a ceremony at the State House in Freetown on Saturday (10 April). Honours from both Britain and Sierra Leone were presented in the ceremony which was attended by the Prime Minister, the Acting Governor-General and members of the diplomatic corps.
SYNOPSIS: The State house in Freetown, the official residence of the Governor General, was the scene on Saturday of an award ceremony at which a number of honours were distributed Among the guests were representatives of the diplomatic corps in Freetown.
The Ghanaian Ambassador was present, dressed in native attire for the occasion.
Prime Minister Dr. Siaka Stevens attended the awards ceremony. He sat next to the wife of the Acting Governor-General, Justice C.D.E. Lole. Justice Lole awarded the honours to the recipients.
Among the first to receive an award was a businessman, Mr. Joscelyn Bishop Gooding, who was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire.
Mr. Samuel Fortunatus Bradford Campbell was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire. Mr. Campbell, who is blind, is Principal of the Milton Margai School for the Blind.
The Sierra Leone Police Medal for Meritorious Service was awarded to Police Commissioner Mr. Jenkins Nicholas Edmund George Smith.
Deputy Police Commissioner Mr. James Kalie Koroma was awarded the Queen's Police Medal.
Assistant Police Superintendent Elizabeth Ayo During was also awarded the Sierra Leone Police Medal.
Following the ceremonies, light refreshments were served on the State House grounds.