The mandate to maintain law and order and to keep the President’s peace is a statutory duty imposed on the Police together with the responsibility as the agency authorized to impose violence in the name of the state. The history of the Sierra Leone Police is a chequered one, distended by the civil war where all control over violence was taken away from the police in a state of mayhem and a gradual loss of the ability to maintain civilian authority or control over law and order.
Hon. Victor Bockarie Foh was from 2013, Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to China until he was announced and sworn-in as the country’s new Vice President on 19th March, 2015, by His Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma.
A household name in the country, cherished for his steadfastness in highlighting the ideals of his Party, the APC, Vice President Foh is a respected political loyalist that has, for decades, built a rich pedigree in the senior hierarchy of the governing All People’s Congress, a party he joined in the 70s and had never for once left it for any other.
The creator and publisher of the Sierra Leone Writers’ Series, Professor Osman Sankoh, popularly known as MALLAM O , had motivation of his country’s burgeoning writers in mind when he embarked on his noble project sixteen years ago.
The Mallam, who is one of his country’s foremost intellectuals, though a very humble and simple man, in 2001 decided to give back to his country by setting up the Sierra Leone Writers Series to motivate the publication of books by writers of Sierra Leonean
It was with a heavy heart as a Senior Sierra Leonean Citizen that I read the following news item in the TORCHLIGHT newspaper published Monday March 13, 2017 under the banner headline KUSSKASS AT STATE HOUSE? the news item is about what the newspaper described as "the disgraceful incidence of two senior Government Ministers engaging in a war of words right inside State House" and asks whether "it has been formally reported to President Ernest Bai Koroma, but it was all over social media over the weekend and continues to trend as a major subject of discussion not only in the country but also among Sierra Leoneans in the Diaspora."