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Turkish Ambassador Pays Follow-up visit to IGP on PIKM Regulation

Turkish Ambassador Pays Follow-up visit to IGP on PIKM Regulation By Kembay Police Headquarters George Street Freetown, Wednesday 28th February, 2024 Her Excellency the Turkish Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Madam Sibel Erkan has visited the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mr. William Fayia Sellu to know the SLP stands on the Police Coordination and Cooperation Center (PIKM), ahead of the 5-6 May and 15-17 July, 2024 OIC meetings in Banju and Yaounde respectively.  In her presentations, Her Excellency Madam Erkan discloses that, her visit was to know if the SLP is interested in being part of the Police Coordination and Cooperation Center (PIKM) establishment following the 13th Summit  heads of States and Government of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The PIKM she went on to explained would be established to combat terrorism, extremism, organised crime and to strengthen capacities of PIKM members states.  "For the Center to become op

I Won the Elections Because I'm Popular And Have Work For My People - APC

I Won the Elections Because I'm Popular And Have Work For My People - APC Parliamentary Candidate Elect  Puts the Record Straight 

By Richmond B Tholley

The newly elected Parliamentary candidate of the All Peoples Congress in Constituency 049, Tonkolili District, has referred to rumours going viral that his election as the party's candidate for the June 2023 multi-tier elections was influenced by certain big guns in the party as baseless, unfounded and malicious. 

Rumours that Hon Aaron Koroma and other top party big guns interferes into the electioneering process started circulating immediately after the APC scribe was declared winner of the elections with 27 votes defeating seven other candidates.

Speaking over the phone with this reporter, the developmentally oriented politician, Abdul Augustus Kamason, said his election as the APC parliamentary candidate of Constituency 049 is as a result of his popularity and hard work.

The other reasons, he said, is because he has done something tangible for his people.

"Yes, I have pointers in almost every where in the constituency. Just go around and ask, people will tell you," Kamason said over the phone.

Contemporary politics, he said, isn't just about talking, but you have to impact the lives of people before coming out for political positions. 

Among the many developmental projects he has carried out in the communities of Constituency 049, the political and development mogul said, he has provided scholarships for University students in different Universities.

In the area of sports, Kamason said, he was on record for promoting football, the most popular game in the community,  and football clubs as well. 

His organisation, the Kamason Foundation has supported the growth of football and other sporting disciplines. 

Educationally, he said, his foundation has also provided lunch for school pupils taking both the BECE and NPSE and teachers inviligating the exams for the past years. 

"The foundation has also been providing transportation fare for school pupils who are leaving their communities for the NPSE and BECE," he said.

During the outbreak of the Corona scourge, my foundation provided Veronica buckets and preventive items and materials to communities to help fight the disease.

"My brother, I have done so many things for the people. For me, this is a payback time for what I have done over the years," Kamason added.

However, this medium contacted some residents of the community. Almost all of those reached described the APC politician as a colossus of development who has touched the lives of many people.

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