Who doesn’t know aspects of the independent investigative panel report into the Bo incident were cooked-up to deliberately rope the APC in sharing the blame for the violence perpetuated by the opposition SLPP in retaliation for the alleged stoning of Julius Maada Bio which resulted in wounding, arson and death? Except those who are oblivious of the political colouration of some of those who constitute the panel, including the chairman Kelvin Lewis; even at that, flipping through the pages an independent mind can read in between the lines of the panel’s report a deliberate intention to rope in the APC, perhaps to deliberately create a balance as outweighing evidence abound of the treachery perpetuated by the SLPP.
The plethora of social and economic problems plaguing Africa makes it apparent for development journalism to take the forefront in the practice of media practitioners.
But alas out of omission or commission, most of so-called professional journalists have being engaging in yellow journalism instead of writing or broadcasting reports dealing with issues of national development.
The SLAJ President who also doubles as the BBC stringer in Sierra Leone, Umaru Fofana, stunned the Sierra leone public when over the weekend he said in a television programme he did not witness the past Friday's State Opening of Parliament because he was not invited.
"Does Umaru Fofana actually need an invitation to attend and report such an important state function," questioned Mariatu Kargbo in disgust.
Ferreh Musu of Konta Line in Koya Rural District opined in a telephone interview with We Yone Umaru Fofana's boycott of the State Opening is by extention his show of solidarity with the opposition SLPP.
The richest man of African descent in the world is making huge investments in establishing various factories in Sierra Leone.The Nigerian billionaire and founder of the Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote on Thursday 1st September 2011 briefed President Ernest Bai Koroma on the status of his business venture in the country at State House during a courtesy visit.
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