The Resident Minister ( Eastern Region) , Hon. Maya Kai-Kai, has given a stunning mouthful information about the present political crisis in Sierra Leone over the recent dismissal from the government of former Vice-President, Alhaji Samuel Sam Sumana . The minister made the revelations during what he described as a preliminary visit to New Jersey to check on his “government colleague and elder brother “, the Rev. Leeroy Wilfred Kabs-Kanu , Minister Plenipotentiary at the Sierra Leone Mission to the United Nations.
The Minister , who was accompanied by the Press Attache to the Sierra Leone Embassy to the U.S, Mr. Pasco Gerald Temple, will be returning to New Jersey in two weeks to address the Sierra Leone community in the Garden State about the situation in Sierra Leone in a general meeting to be held on Friday April 17 and also attend the All People’s Congress ( APC ) New Jersey Fund-raising dance to be held on Saturday April 18.
Minister Kai-Kai had been doing an excellent job in Washington DC and Maryland explaining the government’s version about the events in Sierra Leone.
KABS KANU LISTENING KEENLY TO THE STUNNING REVELATIONS BY THE MINISTER
In an exclusive interview for the COCORIOKO Newspaper, the Eastern Region Minister gave a comprehensive report on the Ebola situation in the Eastern Region , especially his home district , Kailahun , where the outbreak first started, extensively dwelling on the reasons that the Government encountered serious challenges in containing the outbreak and how government’s efforts were undermined by opposition political propaganda and the traditional beliefs of the local people .
FROM RIGHT : RESIDENT MINISTER KAI-KAI, KABS KANU AND PASCO TEMPLE
He also took his time to explain how President Koroma his own very self ordered the recent audit on the Ebola funds which resulted in startling revelations that certain unscrupulous elements pilfered the funds. The Ebola audit was a culmination of threats President Koroma had made that whoever tampered with the funds would pay the price . The President called the audit because of his transparency but his enemies tried to use it against him.
The Minister is very disappointed that most Sierra Leoneans making noise in the social media are thoroughly misinformed about the Ebola, Audit and Sam Sumana issues , especially the latter, which has created what many are describing as a constitutional crisis in Sierra Leone. He noted that if Sierra Leoneans had really taken their time to objectively know everything that happened and thereby understand the issues their responses would have been tempered.
MINISTER KAI-KAI ( LEFT ) AND PASCO TEMPLE
Hon. Kai-Kai told a very interesting story about how some of the previously unknown information about the situation in Sierra Leone mellowed a member of the APC who had become overtly very critical of government and the party over recent events . After the minister explained the details during a crucial meeting he held with the Washington DC Chapter of the APC, recently, the critical member understood a lot of things previously unknown to him . The member, who attended the meeting, even took part later in the singing of the APC party victory song at the end of the meeting .
As is our style of reporting exclusive interviews, we will produce the interview in series to enable our readers to grasp the issues accurately and clearly. We will start with the Minister’s revelations on the Ebola outbreak in Kailahun.
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