Inaugural Address

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Excellencies, Fellow Citizens, Ladies and Gentlemen   

Let us first praise Almighty God, the Arbiter of all affairs of humankind whose omnipotent Hand guides and steers our nation.   

Before I begin this address, which signifies the high-noon of this historic occasion, I ask that we bow our heads for a moment of silent prayer in memory of the thousands of our compatriots who have died as a result of years of conflict.   

Thank you!  

I also ask your indulgence as I reflect on the memory of my two rural illiterate grandmothers and my mother and father who taught me to be what I am today, and the families who took them in and gave them the opportunity of a better life.  

Let us also remember in prayers during his affliction, His Grace Archbishop Michael K. Francis, the conscience of our nation. Download full speech below


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