Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs Unveils Plaque in Memory of Sierra Leonean Reggae Musician, Amara Kabba

In Preserving the rich legacy of late Sierra Leonean Reggae Musician, Amara Kabba, the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, together with its sub-vented agency, the Monuments and Relics Commission, in collaboration with the Shain Foundation and the Reggae Movement, has unveiled a plaque at Aberdeen Beach in memory of the late Reggae Icon.

Amara Kamara died on the 22nd June, 2003. The unveiling of the plaque in his memory marked 21 years of his death.

Permanent Secretary, Edward Kwame Yankson intimated that the unveiling of the plaque aligns with June’s theme of “Monument and Relics” in the year-long “Tourism for All” campaign.

The wife of late Amara Kabba, Ann-Marie Kabba appreciated the Ministry for honoring her late husband, saying that the legacy of his music will continue to inspire all.

In her remarks, Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Nabeela Farida Tunis stated that they were not just unveiling a monument but also celebrating the enduring legacy of the legend, Amara Kabba. She highlighted that the event aligns with the TFA campaign June’s theme and serves as a reminder of everyone’s responsibility to contribute positively to Sierra Leone. Minister Tunis urged everyone to consider their actions and their impact on how they will be remembered in the future. She reaffirmed the Ministry’s commitment to honoring past and present talents across all disciplines relevant to its mandate while encouraging all to appreciate the natural beauty of Sierra Leone.

She expressed gratitude to the Shain Foundation, the Reggae Union, and the Reggae Movement, emphasizing that this gesture by President Bio’s government through the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs marks a significant step towards future collaboration with Madam Kabba’s Shain Foundation.

The event concluded with Minister Nabeela Tunis and Ann-Marie Kabba laying a wreath at the plaque.

MTCA Communications.