SLPP Cares For All Sierra Leoneans


Special Adviser to President and Ambassador at Large (SAPAL), Ambassador Umaru Bond Wurie on Tuesday 4th September, 2018 told over 1000 female war victims that the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) cares for the citizenry and does not want to see them suffer.

The indefatigable, seasoned diplomat made the statement at the Miatta Conference Centre in Freetown during the training of the female war victims on income generation, financial literacy and issuance of payment slips to access grants from the state-owned Sierra Leone Commercial Bank (SLCB).

Ambassador Bond Wurie recalled that it was SLPP that started the reparation process during the Kabbah administration over 10 years ago and that even with the present economic status of the country, the government has thought it expedient to give out the money in order to help alleviate the suffering of the female war victims.

The SAPAL furthered that it was their party that started the payment to female war victims and assured that it would again complete it.

“This is to show that only SLPP has the people of Sierra Leone at heart,” said Ambassador Bond Wurie, noting that they are all following the footsteps of President Bio to work as servants of the people.

He therefore urged the beneficiaries to use the money judiciously so that it would benefit them and their children, while he urged them to always remember their late husbands who lost their lives during the eleven-year-long civil conflict in the country.

The money, Ambassador Wurie said, will be paid in three tranches in September, October and November, this year, adding that as government, they are proud that they are putting an end to the reparation by paying the female war victims as the last batch of the five categories that were recommended in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Report for reparation.

The Director of Reparation at the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA), Mr. Obi Buya Kamara informed that the money is not poverty alleviation strategy but human rights response. He assured that no one would be left out.