By KABS KANU :
Grief and sorrow lay thick on Freetown, the capital of the Sierra Leone, today as the solemn civic laying out ceremony of the body of the First Mother of the Nation, Madam Alice Rosaline Koroma , drew thousands of mourners to the Miatta Conference Hall. According to Commentator, Vivian Stack-Davies, the body of Madam Koroma, the mother of the President of Sierra Leone, Dr.Ernest Bai Koroma, was laid out in a white bronze casket, with gold-coloured side panels and she was dressed in a remarkable blue, flowing shroud.
PRESIDENT KOROMA ( RIGHT ) , FIRST LADY SIA KOROMA AND THE PRESIDENT’S SISTER , MRS. FLORENCE TURAY, WITH FACES CHARGED WITH GRIEF: CREDIT JARRAH KAWUSU-KONTE
THE CASKET BEARING THE MORTAL REMAINS OF MADAM ALICE KOROMA BEING BORNE TO THE HALL BY THE MUNICIPAL POLICE : CREDIT JARRAH KAWUSU-KONTE
THE BODY OF THE FIRST MOTHER OF THE NATION MADAM ALICE ROSALINE KOROMA LYING IN STATE-CREDIT JARRAH KAWUSU-KONTE
SADDEST MOMENT OF THE DAY AS PRESIDENT KOROMA VIEWS THE MORTAL REMAINS OF HIS LATE DEAR MUM – CREDIT JARRAH KAWUSU-KONTE
Sylvanus Koroma, Philip Koroma, Elizabeth Koroma singing the APC Victory Song at the Civic Laying-out of their dear mum at the Miatta Conference Center : Photo credit -Jarrah Kawusu-Konte