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.