Secret society initiations are becoming crimes and big problem in Sierra Leone.
With all the laws and restrictions government has placedin order to stop these from happening people are still living lives through these wicked ways of living, and it is causing serious crimes to humanity and people from various societies.
There is even a case of one Abdulrahman Turay whose father by the named Mohamed Turay who was the second in command of a deadly secret society in Makeni, Bombali district.
Like a bolt from the blue, Prison Watch Sierra Leone, an organization targeting persons whose liberties have been deprived has discovered anomalies on the part of government and stakeholders in the national fight against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country.
Sierra Leone and the world over are commemorating the international anti-corruption day (IAC Day) – a day set aside by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 58/7 in October 2003 to raise awareness on the dangers of corruption. The day has become a reminder to political authorities, civil society organizations and business people for a more robust action and positive attitude towards tackling graft.
A mysterious fire, last Friday night consumed parts of the fourth floor, of the six storey building of the Electricity House on Siaka Steven Street, Freetown that houses the Ministry Of Energy and the National power Authority (NPA), living the offices of the Permanent Secretary and the Accountant of the Ministry completely razed by the raging inferno.
The poro society is cracking now on boys and men fleeing initiation in karboro chiefdom, southern Sierra Leone. Initiation has become a well planned event these days as boys and young men are refusing not to get initiated into the society and don’t mind risking their lives to escape it. The body of one James Samuels , 24 was discovered on the beach of yonkey island a small island within shenge in the municipality on the 28th September 2014. According to sources his father Albert Samuels who is a strong member of the poro society in shenge wants him to be initiated into the society and take his position.
Series of concern surrounding the end of female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone and other parts of Africa have been raised amongst political, religious and traditional leaders far and wide as to how such barbaric act should be put to and end immediately.
As tensions continue to mount regarding the the end to such practice, it is yet unclear whether or not the government is ready to curtail or put a halt to such practice as preferred by the international community. In the case of the genital mutilation issue, well wishers of loved ones below consent and those above eighteen years have as well lost their loved ones in such practice.
Members of the Poro Society in Sierra Leone have declared one Abdulai Kamara, Mamamah village, Koya chiefdom Port Loko district wanted, for failing to undergo traditional initiation, which tradition demand.
According to confirmed report, Abdulai, born on 16th March 1975 as the eldest son to his parents, was supposed to succeed his father, Pa Morlai Kamara as one of the Gbanikas-Heads of the Poro Society, upon his death in 2009, refused to succumb to the very harmful initiation processes.