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Weyone Press New Flash

As Clock Ticks Towards 2012…“APC Goes To Elections With An Impressive Human Rights Record”Human Rights Activist declares

As the clock ticks closer to the 2012 presidential elections, Sierra Leoneans from all works of life and different parts of the country have expressed optimum satisfaction with the human rights records of the APC government of President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma since it was elected in democratic elections in 2007 which were widely acclaimed as conforming to international best practices, a civil society activist  working on human right issues across the county told We Yone over the weekend in a telephone interview.

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Moving Maritime Administration A Step Further

About two years ago, I wrote an article on what was happening at the Sierra Leone Maritime Administration from the viewpoint of inadequacies in the administrative setup of the institution to corrupt practices that were taking place there then.  There was lack of coordination, there was no proper governance and administrative mechanisms in place and as such the institution was not performing as was expected. I did state in one of my few articles on SLMA that  over two years back that “… if there had been any serious coordination of functions within the SLMA or if functions were delegated to other staff within the Administration, there would have been effective and sober monitoring of all the coastal areas…” (Source: http://www.sierraexpressmedia.com/archives/1919)

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BUSINESS News

…Back To Kailahun and The Irony of The Legendary Court ‘Barray’

Sierra Leoneans would recall the electoral malpractice that was perpetrated by then ruling Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) in Kailahun Court ‘Barray’ during the 2007 Presidential run-off election which warranted the National Electoral Commission (NEC) to cancel the results in addition to other places where vote rigging was proved beyond all reasonable doubt.

With this in mind, when I was called upon by the organizers of a recent programme facilitated by the President Koroma APC-led government through Paramount Chief Al-Amin Kanneh of Baoma Koya chiefdom and Ahmed Sesay –Secretary General of ECOPOD to provide levels of assistance to surviving families of late victims killed in a gruesome road accident along the Kenema-Kailahun road, I was eager to accompany them so as to gauge the changing political dynamics. Read more... Link  

POLITICS

Brining Kono into Sierra Leone’s Political Center Stage

The 2007 Presidential and Parliamentary elections witnessed a dramatic twist in Sierra Leone political set-up with the removal from power of a ruling party by an opposition party. Berewa’s chances of winning those elections were slim, taking into account the manner in which he was catapulted into the SLP leadership in Makeni.

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DEVELOPMENT

SALONE IS TOO SMALL FOR TRIBALISM

When issues of racism, nepotism or tribalism are unveiled in a public forum, it is a serious and grave cause for concern. The requirements of peaceful co-existence mandate that we should find strength in our diversity and that our communities must benefit from the variety of inputs and the myriad of backgrounds and socializations that imbues that diversity. However, a diverse and culturally self-assured organization does not happen by chance. It is the result of a willful effort by its membership to create a conducive environment so that their engagements at all levels combine to build that atmosphere of equality, openness and transparency. Such an open and fluid interaction amongst people of different backgrounds augurs well for the process of change and dynamism which makes for organically growing organizations.

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MEDIA

Damning UDM Leader’s Finger Pointing

We Yone was actually absent at the press briefing organized by the UDM at which the National Chairman Mohamed Bangura opined We Yone has started campaigning ahead of the 2012 elections in contravention of established statutes.

Nevertheless, reports of the press briefing in some local newspapers past Friday imply the UDM leader wrongfully castigated We Yone.

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