Saturday December 24, 2005
By Chernor Ojuku Sesay
Relatives, including wives of some of the soldiers that were served letters of termination from the army this week have indicated that they will have to mobilise and register a strong appeal to the president to exercise some restraints in the current retirement excerise.
“He is the Commander -in-Chief. We will ask for his intervention. Where else can our husbands get jobs? Where will they go from here? What will happen to the future of our children if the breadwinner is jobless?”, asked Mabinty Kamara, wife of one of the retired officers.
Meanwhile, Defence sources have confirmed that the affected officers include two Brigadiers, namely M.K. Dumbuya (Asst. Chief of Defence Staff responsible for Personnel and Training) and K.E.S. Boyah (Asst. Chief of Defence staff, Support and Logistics). Colonel Komba Mondeh takes over as the new head of Personnel and Training while Colonel Kassim Kamara becomes the new head of Support and Logistics.
The Six Colonels that have been retired are Memuna Koroma, J.S.T Mani, A.C. Kenny, Kamara-Will, A.G.Y. Manasary and A.C.R. Benjamin.
Also retired are nine Lieutenant Colonels; M.S Bangura, A.B Koroma, B.K Marah, A.L. Sesay, J.A.N
Abu, Alfanday Marah, F.S Gottor, Commandant Y.E. Sesay and Commandant M.P.F Martin.
The nine retired Majors include Lt. Commandant M.A Turay, Lt. Commandant A.M Jalloh, D.U.E Sesay, A.O Kamara, A.F Thoronka, S.S. Kengenyeh and P.K Koroma.
The retires also include 30 Captains, seven Lieutenants and four 2nd Lieutenants
Obasanjo donates vehicles to Sierra Leone Judiciary
The government of President Obasango of Nigeria through the Nigeria High Commissioner to Sierra Leone, His Excellency Adamu Abass