Lisa Hanna, Member of Parliament for South East St. Ann (SESA), moved a motion in Parliament on April 5, for the country to take the necessary steps in conferring the national honour of the Order of National Hero for Robert Nesta Marley, otherwise known as ‘Bob Marley’.
In her speech, she outlined that Bob Marley is deserving of such honour due to the impact his music and work have had on the country, allowing acceptance and attention of the Jamaican indigenous Reggae music, the indigenous spiritual practices and the culture of Rastafarianism on an international level.
MP Hanna went on to quote the Order of National Heroes Regulation of 1970 that stated “he built a city which hath foundations” whilst asserting that Bob Marley is a true representation of this statement.
Acclaimed as an international crusader for peace, love, and equality, MP Hanna is imploring the Governor-General to take the necessary steps for Bob Marley to be the next national hero of Jamaica in celebration of the country’s upcoming 60th year of independence.
Watch MP Lisa Hanna’s speech below: