Thursday, December 13, 2018

As the APC Party Matches Towards Selecting a Flag Bearer, 2018

By Arolyn I. Koroma The APC party embraces the most critical period in the life of the party. This gives The Bai Bureh Times and The Wusum Times the opportunity to reflect upon the fine leadership of Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma during his tenure in office. The mood is somber in many Flag-Bearer aspirants’ quarters. They quietly watch the tempo of political activities which is developing towards October 14 thru 16, 2017 Convention day. This is the big day for the party’s selection of President Ernest Koroma’s, successor. This is a spot that is hard to fill as president Koroma …continue reading

DUBAI Dispatches Humanitarian Aid to Freetown.

By M.B. Jalloh, Press Secretary, Saudi Arabia: Following the deadly mudslide and floods that caused hundreds of casualties in Sierra Leone and displaced over 1000 households in August this year, the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has ordered an aid airlift to Sierra Leone to deliver core relief items to communities affected by the disaster. Speaking on the telephone line from the United Arab Emirates, Charge’ d’ affaires at the Sierra Leone Embassy in Abu Dhabi, Alieu Badar Mansaray says, an Airbus A330 aircraft carrying around 50 metric tons of humanitarian …continue reading

WILL PRESIDENT KOROMA CONTINUE TO PROVE HIS CRITICS WRONG?

Mahmud Tim Kargbo When it comes to leadership and management in the race for Presidential flagship within the APC, shortsightedness or myopia is a common occurrence from the part of the opposition members. What does that mean? Since sound leadership in handling transitional elections is part art as much as part science, We keep on hearing too many negative assumptions from the opposition taking a very shortsighted look at the role and responsibility of President Koroma in handling a successful APC flagship race. By this I mean they place more negative priority on the duties and responsibilities (the science) where …continue reading

‘Sierra Leone Toll Road ChargesFor Real?

A Commentary by Abdul Malik Bangura One of the many things which I have learnt in my years as editor of the Awareness Times Newspaper is that people in Sierra Leone sell their conscience. The Wellington – Masiaka Toll Road Contract and the charges imposed on very poor Sierra Leoneans, clearly show that my country needs people who can think nationalistically and fight for the rights of our vulnerable masses – many of whom are living in extreme poverty. The reason why I say people are selling their conscience is the fact that majority of the elites that I have …continue reading

When the Leadership Turns a Blind Eye at APC- N. America’s Embezzlement, What Happens to the Five-Fingered Rats?

By Arolyn I. Koroma Indeed, the Freetown administration has again disappointed APC-USA supporters after the Secretariat Bosses turned a blind-eye at the forty-three thousand dollars ($43,000.00), embezzlement in the American branch. This amount might be very small to the secretariat, but not to those who worked very hard to secure a salary and sacrifice to contribute to the party and then had it embezzled. And the thieves are supported by the Freetown Secretariat. As you may recall, Chairman Unisa I. B. Kanu’s administration was installed in August 2016. In less than four months, forty-three thousand dollars ($43,000.00) was misappropriated, including …continue reading

Message of Condolence from the Ministry of Political and Public Affairs

MINISTRY OF POLITICAL AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS 9th Floor Youyi Building, Brookfields, Freetown, Sierra Leone 15th August 2017 MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE AND SYMPATHY TO VICTIMS OF THE LANDSLIDE AND FLOOD DISASTER OF MONDAY 14 AUGUST 2017 IN FREETOWN The Minister and staff of the Ministry of Political and Public Affairs wish to send their heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families of the hundreds of victims of the landslide and flooding disaster that killed hundreds of our compatriots yesterday Monday 14th August 2017 in the affected areas of Freetown. The Ministry’s sympathy also goes to our many other compatriots who lost properties …continue reading

APC-USA’s 15 Chapter Presidents Determined to Pull the Political Plug on Chairman Unisia I. B. Kanu’s Administration for missing $9, 100/LE 63, 700, 000.00

By Arolyn I. Koroma The political survival of the Chairman in the next two weeks hangs in the balance, as his ardent support in the chapters has fallen apart. The next two weeks will reveal how much muscle Unisa Kanu has in the APC political arena. The Chairman was inaugurated in March 2017 of this year. He had been a political hawk in the politics of his Georgia, Atlanta chapter. He had secretly overthrown presidents whom he doesn’t like. He is well known for his illicit manipulation within and eventually kicks out presidents he hates in his chapter. He was …continue reading

PRESIDENT KOROMA SHOULD BE AWARE OF POLITICAL APOLOGISTS IN THE COUNTRY AND SHEEP IN WOLVES CLOTHING IN THE APC.

By: Unisa Thorlu Conteh (APC pikin) and Alimamy I Kamara (Alkay D’Prince). We have been in politics for a long time now, and We’ve seen administrations come and go, but this time around has got us feeling a little bittersweet. You see, President Koroma ignited a spark in Sierra Leone political history nine years ago. He believed we needed to change the trajectory of our country for the better, together. During his two terms as president, more than 1 million people (pregnant women, children under-5, lactating mothers) have gained access to free healthcare, thousands of jobs have been created since …continue reading

Narrowing the Choice of Flag-bearer to Tribal Considerations is a Sad Beginning

By Brima Turay I have, with total disdain, been reading pieces on social media that clearly and myopically narrowed the choice of Flag-bearer for the APC party to just the Mende tribe as it relates to the advantage it will bring to the APC on the day of the ballot or the lack thereof. It is troubling that people would still narrow their analysis to just winning an election in a ward or constituency in the South; or being charismatic; or speaking more than one international language and all the other unreasonable categorizations that have now formed part of the …continue reading

APC-USA Chairman Unisa I.B. Kanu’s Band-Aid $43, 000.00 Financial Report is not an Investigation Report as He Implied

By Arolyn I. Koroma The Bai Bureh Times is proud of this opportunity to vividly clarify a simple concern which Chairman Unisa I. B Kanu cannot understand. And that is any bank customer can go to a Bank (ATM), pays one dollar and print a Financial Statement or Report, for the chairman to imply the Financial Report is an Investigation Report is sad and unfortunate. The report he presented on July 9, 2017 should have been presented six months ago to the branch after the Interim Administration handed over in September 2016, and the second Financial Report should have been …continue reading