Freetown January 26, 2018: The attention of the National Secretariat of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) has been drawn to several incidents of violence resulting in the stabbing, numerous physical injuries, and at least one death during the All People’s Congress Party (APC) street rallies called today to mark the nomination of its Presidential candidate and Members of Parliament.
The attention of the SLPP is particularly drawn to a video on social media showing people in red colours with machetes and sticks, pelting stones at each other and chasing each other from the main Campbell street
The constitutional controversy over dual citizenship of section 76 (1) of the 1991 constitution of Sierra Leone which disqualified Sierra Leoneans with dual citizenship from being members of parliament has brought important issues to a sharper focus especially in the wake of awarding party symbols by the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) under the chairmanship and leadership of President Koroma to aspirants mostly from the diaspora with dual citizenship.
By Alhaji M.B. Jalloh, Press Attaché, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States
The late Ambassador Timbo Initiator of the projectThe Government of Sierra Leone under the leadership of His Excellency, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has over the years been mobilizing financial resources to finance water projects in the rural areas of the country from budgetary allocations and grants from its traditional development partners such as World Bank and African Development Bank (AFDB).
The Government has also through the Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO) continues to provide technical as well as financial support alongside its development partners for the development of rural water supply schemes and SALWACO is being evidently strengthened to efficiently perform its current responsibilities.
I have been thinking a lot lately as the discussion on dual nationality continue to take center stage in the recent build up to the March 7 polls. There are different accusations as to why the sudden implementation of the decade long “abandoned” law of section 76(1) a of the 1991 Constitution of the Republic Sierra Leone. Opposition politicians have accused the ruling All People’s Congress Party of trying to limit or narrow the political space for them.