The Monthly national cleaning exercise under way with our first Lady of Sierra Leone Mrs Fatmata Bio taking a leading role in support of such an Executive Order. As the biblical quote put it -” Cleanliness is part of Godliness” . Such a monthly routine exercise will minimize the risk of contagious diseases prone to unhealthy enviroment that are major causes of different health related cases in our societies range from cholera, malaria, Typhoid and others . This can simply increase a healthy life styles among our people and their communities.
And indeed a worthy initiative by His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio that will further enchance proper sanitation system in the country . “KEEP OUR NATION CLEAN ”
The “Paopa Cleaning” has resulted to chaos at the Congo Water Junction and many other areas within the capital city.
The sudden extension of the cleaning exercise from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m without the due consideration of the populace has left residents in various communities in disarray.
After the prior ultimatum of 12:noon, some members of the general populace who boarded vehicles to strive for their daily bread were treated with duress. A cross section of the cleaning volunteers and the RSLAF were forcefully depositing gathered rubbish inside passenger vehicles.
The cleaning volunteers in their jocund mood who are believed to be supporters of the ruling SLPP Party were busy singing political songs praise singing the name of president” Bio” just like the just concluded campaign period.
# Sahid Mohamed Kanu
D Last Man Standing.
The problem with Paopa, they don’t have a CENTRAL command, everyone wants to show his/her power, which is absolutely wrong. The President has stated it fr 7:00 to 12:00, infact that’s the way it has always been frm past led Governments.
Hw dare you to restrict the movement of the people, do yu knw what you hv cause today by depriving the people.
“some man business pwel, important program dem nr hold, some man go don die sef na house frm sickness wa de restriction of movement bin da on.
Yu guys hv to be careful!!!
We’ve just heard the Ministerial order’s No1… Still waiting for the Ministerial order’s No2… Ohhhhhhhh Salone…. An order’s from a man who have not yet face eye to eye with the parliamentary appointment committee..
Positive Feedback about the National Cleaning Day …..
The restriction on movement today is not based on any law and is therefore illegal not to talk about the purported extension.It is a brazen attempt to interfere with our freedom of movement guaranteed by the Constitution.
“Ignore it and get on with your lives”.
Apologies for the inconveniences as a result of the time shift for the cleaning.
The government of Sierra Leone through the office of the Vice President is calling on all police and soldiers to allow people to go about their normal business.
The cleaning exercise will however continue till 4 PM for those that are voluntarily working for the transition team.
Lahai Lawrence Leema
SLPP National Publicity Secretary
On this national cleaning day, James International is using its brand new trucks to clear garbage, just like it did with its old ones in 2013. Shame there’s burning in some areas due to break in communication. People, please stop complaining and get involved. So many pictures of other trucks collecting garbage. Masada working hard across the city. Salone na we all yone. #growth #workingforsierraleone
Photo News: 5 May 2018
The Samba Gutter Before & After cleaning
Most cities now in Africa have underground drainage systems.
In Sierra Leone, since we don’t compete with anybody, we maintain archaic structures.
We should have replaced the Samba Gutter and other gutters in all our cities with underground drainage systems.
Gutters are not places for the depositing of rubbish. They are created to allow proper drainage systems.
Our gutters are full of garbage and serve as the cottage for mosquitoes and other harmful insects.
Everywhere I go in Africa, I don’t find anything like the Samba Gutter. I have not seen any other city in Africa littered with crumbling infrastructure like the deplorable wooden houses and numberless pan bodies we have in Freetown.
And my question is: why do we really feel superior to other African nations when our own country is totally dysfunctional?
Home News: 5 May 2018
Tensions Over Extension of Cleaning Laid to Rest!
An earlier announcement by the Lands and Housing minister designate, Dr. Dennis Sandy, for an extension of the cleaning exercise yo 4:00pm has been contradicted by the minister of information designate, Mohamed Swaray.
Mohamed Swaray told the public to resume normal activities after 12:00 noon as instructed by the president.
Many commentators described Dr. Sandy as an arrogant and impulsive academic.
The situation is back to normal after Swaray’s announcement.
Salute to wi Youth man and Wi di Uman dem! The Youth have taken leadership of the National cleaning exercise in my neighborhood. Their slogan for the day is #PaopaFreetown4Clean# I love the sense of patriotism and social cohesion in the air
Paopa this is unfair to the people of Sierra Leone why the extension of time from 12pm to 4pm? Really Mr Paopa you have deprived people from their daily work, this is real human rights violation Sir. True sae tok me Junta Democracy Don violate we right oooh.
CLEANING EXTENDED TO 4PM.
Marriages ,business and movements disrupted!
Sections 24/25 of the 1991 Constitution are very clear on the rights and freedoms of the people.
When you trade democracy with foreigner powers for juntarism you’ll always be in jungle.
Emma Fofanah You crazy! Well you can start with why the SLPP is signing the release instead of State House Communication Unit or other government body… cleaning is now party business and I read somewhere SLPP Women Leaders also have a committee on cleaning… Salone just confusing, all man get de yone agenda…
Omodele Jones shared a post to the group: The Inclusive National Conversation (TINC Sierra Leone).
Dealing with one deadly symptom often creates other deadly symptoms. Cures are only feasible when the root of a problem is addressed with due thought and planning.
Lumley area. Smoke from trash burning. Very hazy. Can hardly see Juba. Adding another layer of pollution. Not sure of this “cleaning day”.