...to express a sincere commitment for durable Peace - to symbolize the strength of its people - and raise awareness
for all the good and beauty Sierra Leone has to offer, a 180 ft big Lion Statue- LION OF AFRICA- will be placed
on top of the hills near Lumley Beach in Freetown. Like the Jesus statue in Rio de Janeiro/Brazil, its reach and
impact will be overwhelming and will attract the attention not only from its own people and guests visiting Sierra
Leone but especially from the foreign media. Newspapers, magazines and television-stations reaching billions of
people around the globe will freely showcase this monument on such enormous scale one can not buy for money,
generating a constant flow of free advertising and Goodwill for the country of Sierra Leone and its peoples.
The LION OF AFRICA will be an inspiring Beacon of Peace at The Gateway to Paradise- on top of the Freetown Peninsula
Crocodile Hills with the Leone River at its feet spreading a message into the world that Sierra Leone is back in
business! Five years after peace finally returned to this beautiful country, the time has come to focus on the
future and surprise the international community with a compelling project inviting the world to re-discover
Sierra Leone as a wealthy and peaceful destination for investors and tourists.
In association with EMC-TV.tv a preliminary Taskforce has been founded to investigate the
attainability of this prestigious project and a draft proposal has been presented to the National Board of Tourism
(NBT) and some relevant Government bodies. The Taskforce will contact highly respected individuals- politicians,
sportsmen and business people- to take seat in a Board of Recommendation with the request to open doors which
otherwise would stay closed, enabling the Taskforce to introduce the project to the media, sponsors, advertisers
and donors, nationally and internationally. On national level, companies, press, artists and politicians will be
challenged to support the Taskforce with contributions in skills, talent or fund. “Founding Father-ship” and
striking branding will be offered to those sponsors who would be proud to be associated with the LION OF AFRICA,
while financing the full realization of the project.
Meanwhile Africa-Afrika.com warmly welcomes any constructive proposal for a new design from an African artists and
construction proposals from architects.