GOVERNMENT WISHES IT TO BE KNOWN THAT FOLLOWING THE INTERVENTION OF THE SECURITY FORCES, THE SITUATION IN BO HAS RETURNED TO NORMAL.
HOWEVER, GOVERNMENT VIEWS THE MATTER WITH GRAVE CONCERN AS IT GOES BEYOND PARTY POLITICS AND UNDERMINES THE PEACE AND SECURITY OF THE STATE WHICH WE HAVE FOUGHT SO HARD TO ACHIEVE.
AGAINST THIS BACKGROUND, HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT HAS DIRECTED THAT THE DISTURBANCES IN BO SHOULD BE IMMEDIATELY INVESTIGATED BY A GROUP COMPRISING THE POLICE, THE POLITICAL PARTIES REGISTRATION COMMISSION AND REPRESENTATIVES OF CIVIL SOCIETY INCLUDING THE SIERRA LEONE ASSOCIATION OF JOURNALISTS AND CAMPAIGN FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE. THE ESSENCE OF THE INCLUSION OF THESE KEY STAKEHOLDERS IS TO ENSURE CREDIBILITY AND TRANSPARENCY DURING AND AFTER THE INVESTIGATIONS. THE GROUP WILL SUBMIT A REPORT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT WISHES TO MAKE IT ABUNDANTLY CLEAR THAT WHOEVER IS FOUND CULPABLE REGARDLESS OF PARTY AFFILIATION AND STATUS WILL FACE THE FULL PENALTY OF THE LAW.
GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO APPEAL TO ALL CITIZENS TO REMAIN CALM AND LAW ABIDING.
Born and raised in Kenema district, eastern Sierra Leone, Othman Sheriff began practicing journalism during his school days as a youthhood hobby. With a bachelor's degree in mass-media and communication, and a Master’s degree in development and peacebuilding, Sheriff is the Editor-in-Chief and CEO of Critique Echo Newspaper.
While tirelessly using journalism as a tool to place his country’s socioeconomic and political landscape under a magnifying glass, Sheriff is deeply involved in community development projects. Over the years, Sheriff has formulated and implemented billions of Leones worth of development projects with funds from Europe and USA. He is chiefly focused on community infrastructural development and economic resuscitation projects, fostering interethnic, interreligious and sociocultural cohesion among the young population in Kenema district.
Sheriff is a member of many international peacebuilding initiatives including the United Religious Initiative (URI), International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP), Intercultural Leaders Network and Youth Solidary Fund program of the United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC)
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