However, in his zest and love for his Alma Mater, he never thought he was writing something which would boomerang. If it would be of any help, it is worthy to note that the Reporter in question had twice published information about the Albert Academy’s upcoming 109th Anniversary – the first was in our Wednesday 2nd October 2013 edition, and the second was in our Friday 4th October 2013 edition (the AA Foundation Day itself). In both these editions, it was simply mentioned that the AA would be holding its Foundation Day on 4th October 2013.
From the Editorâ€™s Desk
VEE PEE SUFFERS ANOTHER BIG EMBARRASSMENT
Vice President Sam Sumana past Wednesday suffered another huge embarrassment after President Koroma all the way from China, appointed a Minister to represent him at a program that was also due to be attended by the country’s Second Gentleman.
We also know for fact that the toilets at Parliament building at Tower Hill in Freetown, are without water. We are also made to understand that Members of Parliament scramble for water and that in many cases; they actually find it very difficult to use toilets in the Parliament building at Tower Hill in Freetown simply because there is NO WATER!
Where on earth will somebody utter the Charles Margai-type dangerous and threatening remarks against the President and the state and not be brought to account? May be, in LEYVUMA VILLAGE, where beasts of nature prevail and where jungle law rules. But Sierra Leone is not Levuma Beach or Village. Sierra Leone is a country governed by law and civilized conduct.
However, another school of thought might say that President Koroma deserves a third term because he has performed better than most other presidents we have had in this country. This school of thought might further argue that President Koroma has reasonably been developmental in all aspects of our country’s aspirations to higher heights.
In the first place, the position of President of a country the world over is a position of honor, respect, wealth, dignity and most importantly, it is a position which posits the status of any country. This is the reason why in our own case we refer to our president as the Fountain of Honor, Chancellor of the University, Commander of the Armed Forces and other honorary titles; because the position of president is sacrosanct, respected, valuable and one which overrides all other positions or titles in the country.
We have had commissions of inquiry in this country before and we are sure the one looking into the AML affair in Bumbuna would not be the last.
Our concern in this however is due to the fact that tongues have started wagging about the credentials of at least one of the members of the commission, and the conduct of the hearing itself.
Though it could be argued that the theft could have taken place at Heathrow, the fact is the woman in question is confident that her luggage was intact when it was weighed, checked-in and placed onboard the direct flight to Freetown International Airport.
The question therefore arises: Who ripped open the passenger’s bag? The answer to this is simple: Only a handler of luggage employed by the Airport authorities in Lungi. The other question one might be tempted to ask is: Why? To steal of course is the only correct answer.
It should be normal practice and even legally-binding on government offices and other public institutions to have inbuilt fire fighting devices which could be used as a first resort in the event of fire accidents before the National Fire Force (NFF) would arrive at the scene to quell any inferno!
“In an interview with a local newspaper ‘Politico,’ Sierra Leone’s Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Samuel Williams boasted that, the Sierra Leonean troops deployed in Somalia were not afraid of the Islamist group, Al-Shabab.
“ONS officials are warning the civilian population to be very vigilant and report any suspicious movement.
“Security at Defence Headquarters has been strengthened, according to Ministry of Defence sources. The public remains in the dark about the threat posed by Jihads, according to civil society activists.”