CGG On Peace & Social Cohesion

 

By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

Campaign For Good Governance (CGG) has recently embarked on a peace and social cohesion project in promoting peace and stability in post-election Sierra Leone in what is dubbed – Community Dialogue Campaign.

During the campaign, stakeholders and inhabitants of Campbell Town in Waterloo, Western Area Rural District applauded the efforts of CGG to target their community for its peace and social cohesion project.

One of the residents of the community, Madam Isatu Kamara, who is also a victim of the past election violence, disclosed that she was detained by the Sierra Leone Police for celebrating when it was announced that their candidate for the Headman election had won.

Also explaining her ordeal, another female victim, Fatmata Turay said she was brutally attacked at her home allegedly by some hired thugs and that had it not been for the prompt intervention of certain stakeholders, she would have lost her life.

One of the former aspiring candidates for the councilor position for the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), Mr. Benjamin Cole accused the Chief of painting an ugly picture about him that cost him the party symbol. He however stated that with the intervention of CGG, they have resolved the issue.

In response to Cole’s allegation, Chief Pa Alimamy stated that the former was ineligible to contest for councilor position as, according to him, he is not married and financially incapacitated to run for such position in the community.

The Reverend gentleman of Christ Redemption Outreach Ministry in the community, Elisha T. Gomeh thanked the CGG for focusing on Campbell Town in their peace and social cohesion project aimed at settling the past election disputes among inhabitants.