RIM DIN ‘SAA BENG’ THEMNE ORGANISATION
CONCERNS OVER MISUSE OF YOUTHS
FREETOWN, May, 1, 2014— RIM DIN SAA BENG today has observed with great concerns, the recent spate of youth standoff in the country between supporters of one political party against another over diluted political mantras likely to provoke a return to the old bad days of Sierra Leone.
In the recent past, supporters of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) have intoxicated youths into believing and propagating a political ideology codenamed ‘AFTER U NA U’.
This has been responded to by supporters of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) saying that ‘AFTER GBAGBO NA U’.
Also, debates on radio by panelists from both sides of the political divide on Wednesday 30th April show that politicians are again trying to engage the minds of the public especially the youth, in trying to convince them into believing their propaganda beliefs.
Touched by the medley of concerns over these developments, RIM DIN SAA BENG being a Themne organization that is established to seek, promote and protect the interests of all Temnes, who by their size and number are very active participants in all spheres of development activities in Sierra Leone, and are also vulnerable, is disappointed over the development and so wish to caution the authorities on both sides of the political divide to take appropriate leadership measures to maintain the peace and stability of the country, and save the youth and country.
In as much as we uphold Freedom of Expression, yet we wish that it is carried within the limits of the law, and that the youth, particularly Temnes and Mendes are advised to refuse temptation and desist from being convinced and dragged to the whims and caprices of politicians who are only interested in seeing their demise for their own selfish motives.
The Government of Sierra Leone especially the Head of State His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, the Leaders of the main Opposition and the Constitutional Review Committee are also advised to come up with statements that would caution supporters of both parties to maintain the peace, unity and security of the country.
RIM DIN SAA BENG is a non-profit indigenous civil society organization that is non tribal but seeks to promote and protect the Temne people of Sierra Leone in peaceful co-existence with others in the best interests of national development.
Contact: 17 Liverpool Street, Freetown. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org;
Tel: Chairman – +232-76-482-792 / Secretary General: +232 – 77- 443-611.