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.
I wanted to keep my mouth shut on this year’s Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) elections due to the unpalatable outcomes of the last election but was prompted this time round to express my views bordering on the reactions of journalists during the 10 July 2019 SLAJ Debate at the British Council, organized by the Sierra Leone Reporters Union.
Saturday July 13, 2019 is indeed going to be a turning point in the history of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) as the organisation will be holding its Triennial General Meeting during which an election will be held to have in place a New Executive body. Campaigning by the various aspirants vying for different positions has now reached fever pitch as the aspiring candidates and teams are doing so openly since the official period for campaign was announced.
The New Direction government of President Julius Maada Bio has finally soaked the ‘gron’ for former president, vice president, ministers and ambassadors from the main opposition All People’s Congress (Tolongbo) party.
On Friday July 5, the Financial Secretary Sahr Lahai Jusu confirmed the payment of a whooping Le33,415,057,279 as partial payment of end of service benefits, gratuities and pension to former President Ernest Bai Koroma and his ministers and ambassadors.
Sierra Leone’s sitting Vice President, Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh past Friday 21st June, 2019 paid a surprise visit to former President Ernest Bai Koroma, who doubles as National Chairman and Leader of the main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) party, at his Makeni residence.
Information reaching this medium have it that the Publicity Secretary of the main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) party, Cornelius Oguntola Melvin Deveaux has spent nights at the United States Embassy in Freetown seeking political asylum.
It can be recalled that on Monday 3rd June, 2019, the Sierra Leone Police declared Deveaux wanted and placed the sum of Five Million Leones as reward for any information leading to his arrest.
Reliable sources reaching the AYV news have it that the former Minister of Information and Communications in the main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) led government Hon. Alpha Khanu will be expelled from the party this morning.
Reports say the top APC man’s expulsion is as a result of him defying the party’s position against the ongoing Bintumani Three meet.
It can be recalled that Hon. Khanu was at the Conference yesterday where he delivered a statement and called for the restructuring and change of leadership in his party, the APC for failure to attend the conference.
Bio and Koroma – Sierra Leone’s future is in your hands sirs, kill it today or build it forever
During a random survey that was conducted in Freetown, Makeni, Kabala, Bo and Kenema to sound the views of ordinary Sierra Leoneans as to whether holding a National Dialogue (Bintumani 3), what came out glaringly is that the vast majority support it saying it is of utmost significance. In some of those places visited there were people who have a figment of what a National Dialogue is all about but after thorough explanation they profusely acclaimed it.