Nepotism and Discrimination Stink of President Maada Bio’s Government

Two letters: First from the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry; the other from the SLPP East Urban District Chairman Two letters: First from the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry; the other from the SLPP East Urban District Chairman

Nepotism, the practice among those with power or influence of favouring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs, has been the recent scandal on the government of President Julius Maada Bio of the Republic of Sierra Leone.

This follows a leak letter from the cabinet Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Abraham Sesay-Jones dated 6th August 2018, introducing the ruling Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) East Urban District Chairman in the Freetown, Gbondo Margai and his team to business owners in the capital, demanding that business owners cooperate with the SLPP executives fully on the issue of job opportunities and social corporate responsibilities.

In a sharp and unprecedented move, the SLPP East Urban District Chairman has in a letter ordered the all companies to “put on hold all scholarship awards and the payment of all corporate social responsibility allowances.”

Under the letterhead of the Party of which President Bio was elected into governance, the SLPP East Urban District Chairman in the capital Freetown further threatens owners of business by saying: “I hope all managing directors should treat this information with the importance it deserves to avoid embarrassment.”

Meanwhile, this information has so far been treated with so much of dissatisfaction by Sierra Leoneans both home and abroad. Many on social media have lashed out on the fact that a Party Chairman can issue such dangerous and discriminatory executive orders as the dysfunctional move that has the possibility of shying away investor from investing into the country.

A senior business executive owner, who claimed anonymity when talking to DE MIRROR NEWSPAPER said that the move by the SLPP Chairman is completely embarrassing to the business community, and urged the Presidency to take serious actions against both the SLPP’s Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry as well as the Chairman East Urban District Gbondo Margai, as according to him most business owners don’t like working in situations that are extremely political. He said, the awarding of scholarships and the creating of job opportunities are the responsibility of business owners, and should not be influenced by any politician as that will only benefit party supporters.




With gratitude to God for a life well lived

Obituary for the late Evelyn Lauretta Idowu-Davies
Sunrise:11 February 1925
Sunset : 10 March 2019
Aged 94
Funeral & Communion service : Friday 22 March at the Ebenezer Methodist Church Murray Town at 2:30
From the Children and grandchildren at home and abroad.

17th March 2019, marks the 20th Anniversary of the passing away of HONORABLE, DR. SHEIKH BATU DARAMY SR, aka, SB Daramy.  Dr. Sheikh Batu Daramy, Sr. B.Sc (Economics from London School of Economics, UK), M.A., Ph.D from Howard University, was born on 20th September, 1920 in Makeni.  Today we remember one of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) oldest members.  In 1948, Hon. Dr. Sheikh Batu Daramy was awarded a Sierra Leone Government scholarship to attend the London School of Economics from where he graduated in 1952 with a B.Sc in Economics. ...

The death is announced of Mr. Fuad Din Gabisi age 84 years whose sad event took place today Monday 12th November, 2018. He is survived by his wife Balkisu Din Gabisi of 3 Ingham Street Fourah Bay Community, Freetown. Sisters: Haja Bola Deen (Late) and Ola Din-Gabisi (UK)
Children: Mrs. Christiana Bultman-Sulaiman of the USA
Mr. Sulay Din Gabisi of USA
Miss Zainab Din Gabisi of Freetown
Mr. Aziz Din Gabisi of Freetown
Mr. Dyfu Din Gabisi of USA
Miss Blanche Bultman of USA
Mr. Fuad Din Gabisi ...

The death is reported of Police Constable Santigie Ado Kamara formerly of the Operational Support Division (OSD), Panlap Division, Makeni and of Binkolo, Safroko Chiefdom. He died by road accident on Saturday 4th August 2018. Aged 39. He is survived by his wife Isatu Kamara, children Teresa, Samuel, Kenneth, Augustine, Emmanuel and Marie. Brothers: Abu, Kelfa, Karim, Gbessay, Sampha and Dura. Sisters: Jane D.M Sesay, Amie, Isatu, Sinnah, Sentho, Sarah, Helen, Fatu and Kadiatu. He will be buried on Sunday 19th August, 2018 at Binkolo. May his gentle soul Rest In Peace!


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