Friday December 23, 2005
The amount of U.S. $ 500 has been received so far in the Health Fund set up by COCORIOKO to help journalist Paul Kamara offset some of his medical bills following his recent release from jail where he languished for over one year on a conviction for Seditious Libel against the Sierra Leonean President , Dr. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah.
The money represents fulfillment so far of pledges made by the Editor-In-Chief of COCORIOKO, Rev. Wilfred Leeroy Kabs-Kanu ( $100 ), Shyk Tunis ( $ 100 ) , Dr. Foday Turay ( $200) and Moijue KaiKai ( $100 ). The contributors made cash payments into the Special Wachovia Bank account set up by the Editor to facilitate the Appeal Fund.
Paul Kamara, Editor of FOR DI PEOPLE newspaper, recently won his Appeal Court case against his conviction for Seditious libel and was released from further imprisonment , but Sierra Leoneans of goodwill are trying to help him offset his medical expenses. .