Endeavoring to mitigate election tensions and violence, the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) has said that even though the All People’s Congress (APC) party was not part of the three political parties that signed the Memorandum of Understanding, the institution is however grateful for the party’s commitment to abide to all the standards required by the MoU to ensure a free, fair and violent free election.
Orman Bangura’s life journey has been a remarkable one. The death of his father when he was a toddler devastated the family’s finances. At the time, his widowed mother thought her son’s best shot at a good life was becoming a tailor or a baker. At just 11 years old, Mr. Bangura enlisted as an apprentice in a tailoring shop.
Fast-forward to 2019, and the 33-year-old Bangura is Sierra Leone’s minister of youth affairs, the youngest minister in the cabinet.
He credits his mother for ensuring his focus on education. “She made all the sacrifices for me,” he says. After his secondary school education, Mr. Bangura received a government grant to attend Fourah Bay College, the University of Sierra Leone, where he graduated in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
His professional career includes finance and accounting positions with different institutions in his country. These were the Standard Chartered Bank, the London Mining Company and the Total Global Steel Company. Before his ministerial appointment, he was the chief accountant at the Sierra Leone branch of eHealth Africa, an organization with headquarters in Washington, D.C., that supports health systems in poor communities.
Police have arrested All People’s Congress (APC’s) Deputy Organising Secretary Karamoh Kabba following violent clashes in Hamilton on Monday evening between supporters of his party and the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP).
It follows the torching of two vehicles parked inside the compound of Josephine Jackson who is the candidate of the ruling SLPP ahead of a crucial parliamentary bye-election on 24 August this year.
Police accused Kabbah of complicity in the violence. But speaking to newsmen before he was taken to the Adonkia police cell, Kabbah said he was not at the scene during the clashes saying instead that their own party supporters were stoned and injured during what was their party's turn to hold a political rally in the area.
Mrs. Jackson said she saw Kabbah and some other opposition bigwigs leading the attack on her house.
Sierra Leone’s leading media empire, the Africa Young Voices (AYV) Media Empire has disclosed plans to host the four parliamentary candidates for the forthcoming August re-run election in Constituency 110 in Goderich.
The Empire plans a debate scheduled for 18th August, 2019 in Freetown and the parliamentary candidates vying for the re-run election have expressed their commitment towards the debate.
All People’s Congress (APC) party parliamentary candidate, Kadijatu Davies said she will be waiting on the resolution of her party before making her commitment.
President Bio, Blyden, Paolo, Kanja…all victims of ‘Korkor Politics’
The disappointing, discouraging and satanic manner in which some members of Sierra Leone’s two major political parties, the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) and All People’s Congress (APC) have reduced politics to in the country has been described as ‘Korkor Politics’.
‘Korkor” in local Sierra Leone parlance is a bird that is deeply engaged in witchcraft and human blood sucking. It flies at night, feeding on human flesh and blood.
The fight against corruption in the Sierra Leone Police is improving rapidly lately. In observance of Africa Anti-Corruption Day past weekend, the Institute of Governance Reform (IGR) launched the Afro Barometer Report which looks at corruption across the continent.
The Report, according to the Executive Director of IGR, Andrew Lavalie, 'looks good for Sierra Leone', as the country, showed steady progress in the fight against corruption.