Guinea an Attractive Investment Destination
2 October 2020
Statement by Her Excellency Mrs Kaba Hawa Diakite, Ambassador Extraordinairy and Plenipotentiary of Guinea to the Republic of South Africa on the occasion of the National Independence Day of the Republic of Guinea
Honorable Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa;
Members of the South African Government,
Your Excellencies, Heads of Diplomatic and Consular Missions and Representatives of International Organisations accredited to the Republic of South Africa;
Leaders of the Guinean Community in the countries of our jurisdiction ;
Fellow Guineans ;
Ladies and gentlemen,
Allow me to express a renewned sense of national pride on this solemn occasion which marks the 62nd anniversary of the independence of our great country, Guinea.
An independence acquired at the cost of bloodshed, patriotism and bravery of the valiant people of Guinea. We pay tribute to our great leaders who resisted colonial domination and fought for our liberation including late Comrade Ahmed Sékou TOURE, first President of the country, Mr. Saïfoulaye DIALLO, Mrs. Hadja Mafory BANGOURA, Mr. Lansana BEAVOGUI.
Through their fight, they could restore our lost human dignity and freedom and gave us the strength as a people to independently determine our future.
Indeed, after 60 years of colonisation, the Republic of Guinea was the first country in the French-speaking Subsaharan Africa to cast a negative vote against colonialism during the historic referendum of September 28, 1958, through which our rightful status as an independent sovereign nation was acquired.