Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma accompanied by his wife Mrs. Sia Koroma on Wednesday and Thursday 3 and 4 February respectively, joined host of mourners including cabinet ministers, Members of Parliament, friends and family members as well as government representatives to pay their last respect to the late Dr Vincent Lamina Kanu, during a civic laying out ceremony at the Miatta Conference Centre in Freetown and at the Makeni City Council in Bombali.
Also part of the signing ceremony in both Freetown and Makeni were the Vice President Victor Bockarie Foh, Her Excellency the First Lady, Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma, wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Junta Foh, the Mayor of Freetown City Council Franklyn Bode Gibson, the Mayor of Makeni City Council among others.
Giving a brief tribute on behalf of the Kanu family, the second daughter Mahawa Kanu Turay recalled that their father was a well-focused business man who taught his children the art of perfection.
On behalf of government, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Dr Alpha Khanu gave a snap tribute about the late Dr. Vincent Kanu and prayed that paradise be prepared for the deceased.
A friend of the late man, Sidi Bakarr, informed mourners that he had known the late Vincent Kanu for well over fifty years and served as his Bestman when he got married.
Ambassador Alhaji Osman Foday Yansaneh in his tribute described the death of Dr Vincent Lamina Kanu as an irreparable loss to the ruling All Peoples Congress. He said the funeral is owned by the APC, as he has always been there for the party and had made huge contribution to the APC.
Ambassador Yansaneh said the APC party stands firmly behind the family members of the late Dr Vincent Kanu.
Tributes were also made by the Mayor of Freetown City Council among a host of other dignitaries.