“2007 is Salone’s stability test”, says Victor Angello

 
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H.E. VICTOR ANGELO
By Chernor Ojuku Sesay
Monday January 23, 2006

The Executive Representative of the UN Secretary General in Sierra Leone Victor Angello, has said in Freetown that the 2007 Presidential and Parliamentary elections will be the stability test for Sierra Leone.

 

He was addressing members of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) Monday, who paid him a courtesy call at his Mammy Yoko Headquarters.

 

The Head of the United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNCOSIL) emphasised that his mission will ensure that the 2007 elections be transparent, free, credible and acceptable to the people of Sierra Leone and the International community.

“We have to make sure that voter education and constitutuency delimitations are properly carried out in every corner of this country and to the satisfaction of every body”, he stated.

 

Whilist admonishing that political parties must be allowed to carry out their political activities in every corner of the country without hinderance, he warned political party members to work within the laid down rules of the game.

 

The role of his mission in Sierra Leone, Angello continued, is to promote Human rights, expand democracy and other developmental issues.

“We want to ensure that the Judicial system is truly independent, far away from political interference and faster in delivering justice in a fair manner,” he assured.

 

He lauded Sierra Leone media for what he described as the tremendous improvement interms of both the quality of contents and quantity of newspapers and radios in the country.

Earlier, the president of SLAJ, Alhaji I. B. Kargbo assured the UN boss that contrary to the views held by most government functionaries, Journalists are peace makers and partners in development.

“However, we’ll continue to frown at any corrupt practice by government functionaries especially those acts that provoked the war in Sierra Leone,” I.B. said.

 

He appealed to Mr. Angello to help in building the capacity of the Sierra Leone Media and appealed for equipment for the SLAJ offices in Freetown, Bo, Kenema and Makeni.

He commended the UNDP for the appointment of a Media Consultant who, he said, has done a great work since she started working in the country.

 

 

The Executive Representative of the UN Secretary General in Sierra Leone Victor Angello, has said in Freetown that the 2007 Presidential and Parliamentary elections will be the stability test for Sierra Leone.

 

He was addressing members of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) Monday, who paid him a courtesy call at his Mammy Yoko Headquarters.

 

The Head of the United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNCOSIL) emphasised that his mission will ensure that the 2007 elections be transparent, free, credible and acceptable to the people of Sierra Leone and the International community.

“We have to make sure that voter education and constitutuency delimitations are properly carried out in every corner of this country and to the satisfaction of every body”, he stated.

Whilist admonishing that political parties must be allowed to carry out their political activities in every corner of the country without hinderance, he warned political party members to work within the laid down rules of the game.

 

The role of his mission in Sierra Leone, Angello continued, is to promote Human rights, expand democracy and other developmental issues.

“We want to ensure that the Judicial system is truly independent, far away from political interference and faster in delivering justice in a fair manner,” he assured.

 

He lauded Sierra Leone media for what he described as the tremendous improvement interms of both the quality of contents and quantity of newspapers and radios in the country.

Earlier, the president of SLAJ, Alhaji I. B. Kargbo assured the UN boss that contrary to the views held by most government functionaries, Journalists are peace makers and partners in development.

“However, we’ll continue to frown at any corrupt practice by government functionaries especially those acts that provoked the war in Sierra Leone,” I.B. said.

 

He appealed to Mr. Angello to help in building the capacity of the Sierra Leone Media and appealed for equipment for the SLAJ offices in Freetown, Bo, Kenema and Makeni.

He commended the UNDP for the appointment of a Media Consultant who, he said, has done a great work since she started working in the country.

 

 

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