The Ministry of Public and Political Affairs of the Government of Sierra Leoneans has assured Sierra Leoneans that henceforth the Commemoration of the 22 Sierra Leoneans that lost their lives during a peaceful protest march to the residence of the Revolutionary United Front leader, Corporal Foday Sankoh, in May 8, 2000 would be a state responsibility.
The Director of Communication in the ministry, Alhaji Dauda, who deputized the minister, made this disclosure during the Commemoration Ceremony held at the Presidential Lounge of the National Stadium in Freetown on Thursday 8 May 2014 - the first of such event since Foday Sankoh and his agents viciously and gutlessly murdered 22 peaceful and unsuspecting Sierra Leoneans 14 years ago.
The view of the People
The Paramount Chieftaincy system was introduced
during the colonial era in Sierra Leone, giving
rise to an alternative governance structure to that
of the ‘kings and queens system’, which was in
place prior to colonialism. Before the system of
Paramount Chieftaincy was introduced leadership
was acquired through wisdom, conquest and
the finding of new settlements. As such, those
community leaders were not voted for but were
respected and honoured as kings and queens,
given the right to lead through a social contract
Cost-Benefit Review of the Iron-ore mining agreement between the Government of Sierra Leone and the African Minerals Limited.