Thou Shall Not Gather Publicly…Except if Dressed In the Reds

President Koroma on the High Table
Wonders shall never end… Here we are again… the country is perpetually placed under state of emergency even though the Ebola outbreak has been contained by foreign medics. Though schools and tertiary institutions have been reopened but freedom of movement for ordinary citizens still remain restricted, as intimidation and cash collection points (sorry) checkpoints are still mounted along highways where innocent travellers are forced to leave their vehicles and wash  hands with dirty (sorry) chlorinated water that contribute nothing to the war on Ebola.

President Koroma has insisted on the ban on public gatherings as a measure to prevent his citizens from contracting Ebola. Many decent citizens are being arrested, molested and even charged to court in recognisance of the ban on public gatherings. Even the country’s independence anniversary which fell on 27th April was never celebrated as the president insisted that the ban on public gatherings was crucial in the war on Ebola.

A frivolous APC gathering during a tate of emergency
Ironically, the ban imposer, President Koroma is seen today presiding over the largest public gathering in Sierra Leone in 10 months’ time.  The frivolous gathering can be estimated at 500 guests and it’s attended by all cabinet ministers, party executives, traditional leaders, family members and ordinary party sympathizers. This clearly tells the world how effective the Koroma’s administration is using Ebola as a weapon against his own people.

Is the ruling APC above the law?????

About Othman Sheriff 49 Articles
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 degree in mass-media and communication, and 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. He 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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