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Subject: IF ELECTED WILL CHARLES MARGAI BE AS CORRUPT AS HIS FATHER?
From: CHIEF IN EXILE
To: All
Date Posted: 11:58:55 04/29/07 ()
Email Address: RNMDTWO@YAHOO.COM
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"Thereafter Parliament increasingly squandered its opportunities to curb
executive excesses. It failed to block Prime Minister Albert Margai’s misuse of
Government funds for personal gain because it hardly bothered to monitor
public income and expenditure. For example, the opposition APC newspaper
“We Yone” alleged that Sir Albert had used huge sums of money to buy
buildings in Washington and London, which he then rented to the Sierra Leone
Missions in those countries for private gain. Parliament failed to investigate
these allegations, despite the need to transmit a clear message of
accountability to the general public. This lapse precipitated a sense of
resignation among Sierra Leoneans that corruption was an inevitable
indulgence of government, in which Parliament was far more likely to acquiesce
than to find fault or demand sanction.
(Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission)
report)
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From the aforementioned the logical questions are :

(1) DID CHARLES MARGAI INHERIT THE PROCEEDS FROM HIS FATHER'S CORRUPTION?

(2) DID CHARLES MARGAI GREW UP (if you will) IN CORRUPTION ?

(3) WAS CHARLES MARGAI'S FATHER A FORERUNNER OF CORRUPT PRACTICES IS SIERRA LEONE.


Subject: Re: IF ELECTED WILL CHARLES MARGAI BE AS CORRUPT AS HIS FATHER?
From: ALPHA SAIDU BANGURA
To: All
Date Posted: 12:53:22 04/29/07 ()
Email Address: SAIDUBANGSO@AOL.COM
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There are sufficient evidences to prove that the late Sir Albert Margai was corrupt.For example,Sir Albert, gave a government scholarship to his son,Charles,to go study law in England,without using the correct procedures.
Since,genetics(the characteristics that the parents transfer to their off springs)is true, there is no doubt that Charles Margai will surely act like his father did, when he was made leader.
Let us dont forget that "an orange tree will never produce lime".


Subject: SLPP PAINTS FREETOWN GREEN UNLIKE THE....
From: Concerned
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Date Posted: 11:50:32 04/29/07 ()
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People check this out courtesy of Kabbs and his vibrant team.


Subject: Re: SLPP PAINTS FREETOWN GREEN UNLIKE THE....
From: ALPHA SAIDU BANGURA
To: All
Date Posted: 12:15:37 04/29/07 ()
Email Address: SAIDUBANGSO@AOL.COM
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The SLPP rally in Freetown yesterday is a manifestation of the fact that the party is still alive and kicking in the nation's capital.Our opponents who think that the SLPP is unpopular in Freetown will now bow their heads in shame.
I assure everybody that, the majority of the true loving people of Sierra Leone know that none of the opposition political parties will be a suitable replacement to the SLPP.
ONE COUNTRY,ONE PEOPLE.
SLPP, THE ONLY WAY OUT AND THE ONLY WAY FORWARD.


Subject: TRAGIC IF SLPP REMAINS IN POWER-JL
From: MUSA KAMARA
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Date Posted: 11:39:41 04/29/07 ()
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You talked about the slpp engagement in nation,economic and institutional bulding,ironically.Mr JL have you visited our ports?where looting and bribery is the order of the day.What about the only ferry from lungi?which is just a time bomb to cause human disaster?You talked about white investors,dont be naive you think the white man will come and spoonfeed us.These are interest seeking people and they are ready to exploit if you give them the mandate and they will only succeed to exploit if you collaborate with them as the days of slavery and colonialism.Because we still have some folks who are ready to do the worst for their ego.You talked about foreigners owing land in kono because they have got money to invest,this is shame.So you are telling us that we should give our mining fields to hustlers like the lebanese and other Africans?Russia has got huge deposits of diamonds but has got a defined policy towards the mining sector,nobody is allowed to mine even the Russians,also Botswana where the government implemented productive policies in the mining sector and has a 50 percent share with the South African mining giant the bear.Sierra-Leone is the only state on earth where any hustler can posses a mining field and does what he or she wants to do.In kono there is a time when the lebanese even mine motor ways as long as they smell diamonds in that area.You said the apc was doing nothing.Tell me what the slpp is doing now on this issue?I am notjealous for one to have a land to mine or a Sierra-Leonean passport but there should be a process so that the state and the people of that state could share the benefit and not to a few priviledged.Have you ever being to a mining field?if not try to do so sir,then you will have clear sight and I dont even want to mention the environmental devastation.You said the slpp brought peace mr JL,are you sure what you are saying or do you know what you are saying?The slpp escalated the war,kabba knew he couldn't defeat the rebels and he only decided to sign a peace treaty with the pressure from the international community after they have butchered thousands of innocent people.Do you remember what kabba said while he was on exile in Guinea,after the intervention of the ecomog?He said the ecomog should eliminate any moving soul even if it will cost him to come and rule a chicken.He has got blood in his hands with his followers.


Subject: IT WILL BE A TRAGIC BLUNDER IF SLPP REMAINS IN POWER -JL
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 08:19:30 04/29/07 ()
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Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

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Mr JL,why are you a vibrant advocate for a failed president and a party?I will help you with the answer.first and foremost,you are doing it for your ego and greed,then for your party,your region,your tribe,your town or village,then at the bottom of the list you may consider a country called
Sierra-Leone and its people.Are you expecting another political appointment?I hope God the Almighty will save our nation and people from the incompetent,corrupt slpp and its cannibalistic hench men,the kamajors this time.Awareness and consciouness is spreading like wild fire among the population,beacause they have suffered too long for any heartless and evil individual to manipulate them this time around.You have robbed all human dignity and self-esteem from our people.There was mess and corruption during the days of the apc as well, but the level of corruption and total destruction caused by the slpp has merely left our nation to a failed state.If given another day after 28 july then total anarchy is loosed upon the nation as reference to Achebe in his things fall apart.I visited Sierra-Leone in 1997 I couldn't recognise Guard street because the trash has occupied the whole vicinity and it was even difficult for pedestrians to go along.I made another trip 2002/03,infact it was deplorable,not only for the trash this time but the bad odour.Freetown was just smelling,I couldn't believe my eyes.I went to the provinces it seems as if I was watching an American movie portraying life in the ancient times and we are in the 21century,the digital age.It is a pity.My heart bleeds when you see such mess in our country of great potentials and resources compared to other neighbouring states like the Ivory Coast where I had an opportunity to transit and saw the infrastructure of that country,starting from the air-port which is of world standards.Mr JL is this the institutional development you are talking about when the government cannot even give a proper sanitation to its people leave alone other basic amenities.


Subject: Re: IT WILL BE A TRAGIC BLUNDER IF SLPP REMAINS IN POWER -JL
From: gbawuru
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Date Posted: 11:32:45 04/29/07 ()
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"Sierra-Leone and its people.Are you expecting another political appointment?I hope God the Almighty will save our nation and people from the incompetent,corrupt slpp and its cannibalistic hench men,the kamajors this time".

Hmm APC people nor dae lef dem black hand.This sounds like the lawyer who hates kamajors. Use you real name and quit hiding behind multiple monikers to attack JL.
By the way hope you are safe saw the tanker explosion.


Subject: Re: IT WILL BE A TRAGIC BLUNDER IF SLPP REMAINS IN POWER -JL
From: alieu sesay
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Date Posted: 11:23:36 04/29/07 ()
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Lawyer comot behind dem kamajor.. By the way what ever happened to your appointment at the Salone court?
Were you fired for been a biased lawyer? Or you demanded too much money?


Subject: Sengbe where are you ?
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 20:50:33 04/28/07 ()
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Just in case you're feeling blue
this is for you


Subject: Re: Sengbe where are you ?
From: KABS KANU
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Date Posted: 21:25:49 04/28/07 ()
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Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

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Nostalgia :

Freshers' Dance 1971 Afro Nationale
Biafra with people like the late Saidu Sowa, George Yakawa, Late Abu Mans , Matthew Lebbie etc.

How time flies ...


Subject: MAXWELL MASAQUOI: WHERE ARE YOUR PAPERS?
From: Foday
To: All
Date Posted: 20:06:04 04/28/07 ()
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From: "maxwell massaquoi" Add to Address Book Add Mobile al3rt
To: goderich24@yahoo.com
Subject: FW: Massaquoi's Transcr1pt
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2007 21:02:57 -0400

Kanji,

I hope this can go through that thick wall of yours. You are a disgrace to our country. We are going to get to the bottom of this. why are you scared of me Kanji? You know that you are wrong and I will continue to fight even after July 28, 2007. I am qualified for the job and you see me as a threat and that is it. For everything I had done for you man! I owe you one man. "It's not over until the fat lady sings." Thanks


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From: "A Marealle"
To: m_massaquoi@hotmail.com, AMAREALLE@gmail.com
Subject: Massaquoi's Transcr1pt
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2007 13:38:46 -0400

" Maxwell, the job went to a more qualified mende man,Abdulai Bormagor Musa Koroma from Pendembu, Kailahun District.
You have accused Kanji of this and of that. You even accused him of not liking mende people but is Koroma not a mende? He is mende and so were two others, Bash Kamara from Bo Town who got the post of Executive Secretary and Senesi Kallon who was appointed Director of Engineering and Technological Services, a man from Kailahun. Out of five vacant senior positions, three went to the south and the east.
Man, the post was competitive and so you did not make it.
If Kanji plagiarizes an EU document leave that to the EU. My information is Kanji did not have to plagiarize an EU document to become a commissioner. The man was a consultant in 'communications regulatory issues' and strategic planning in Malawi(1999) and Mauritius(2000-2001) among many other assignments in many different countries for which he submitted 'Mission Reports' to Parliament and 'Letters of Appointment' as consultant. Kanji did not have to provide that imaginary plagiarized article of yours to be appointed a commissioner. He had a whole library of publications he presented to parliament.

Insulting and threatening people through emails can get you into trouble. You have been talking and writing about a simple copy of your MBA certificate that you cannot produce. If you can't produce that simple paper stop bursting our eardrums with abuses. Danke schon.


Subject: Ah Boh, Una Sef!
From: Sam
To: All
Date Posted: 18:37:40 04/28/07 ()
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In an article entitled "AFTER 44 YEARS OF SELF-GOVERNANCE: WHAT NEXT FOR SIERRA LEONE?" Syl Juxon-Smith starts off by quoting the lyrics from our national anthem. Here goes.. "I will exalt thee, realm of the free, great is the love we have for thee, firmly united ever we stand singing the praised oh native land. We raise up our hearts and our voices on high-the hills and the valleys re echo our cry, blessing and peace be ever thy own, land that we love our Sierra Leone".

Does any one notice the highly embarrassing boo boo in there. I don't know the author, but his name sounds familiar and I assume he his one of our esteemed citizens. the article itself is well written and entirely well received, so I am keeping this positive. However, our national anthem starts off - "HIGH we exalt thee" and another part deserves correction as well. It should read "singing thy praise...."

Sam


Subject: FULLAHS DO NOT BELONG TO ANY ONE PARTY ? Credit to Prof. Bah
From: Almamy Seray-Wurie Si
To: All
Date Posted: 16:20:11 04/28/07 ()
Email Address: almamysi@hotmail.com
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> I am surprised that well informed Sierra Leoneans and political
agents on both sides of the Atlantic continue to think that the Fullahs of Sierra Leone remain the only soft target in this election. I wish to make it clear that we had never nor will we ever as a group support one political party.
I personally take it as an insult for any one party to think that we are its property.
As I stated... when I heard about the nomination of Dr. Ibrahim Tejan Jalloh,
I applaud Charles Margai’s decisiveness in chosen a running mate.I grew up with Charles. We attended St. Edwards Primary together
and I frequented his home at 61 Westmoreland Street. I will attempt to state that I know most of his family members. He may have disappointed some people
for not being patient with the SLPP. However, I believe that he could be an excellent spokesman for Sierra Leone in the community of nations. For those
present in his address at Morehouse University, Atlanta, late last year, I seriously asked three questions relating to the accusations against him. He was very clear and convincing on two of the questions. I was not too satisfied with his response on the credibility and abilities of some of his close
associates. Many other people, including SLPP pundits raised questions on his lieutenants .
I believed then and now that he is an active and excellentcommunicator. Having said my piece, I wish to make it abundantly clear that the
choice of Dr.Jalloh is no indication that all of us Fullahs will go over with him to the PMDC. Nonetheless, I detest the idea that Fullahs only exist to be members of the SLPP. Yes, my Krootown Road family and Tejan Jalloh’s Cline Town families have been in the forefront in the SLPP column. It is still true that most members of these two families are still dedicated SLPP members. I have never been an SLPP member and some of my younger Krootown Road relatives have also not supported the party. Why should we all be members of any party? Fullahs, like all other groups are members of all political
parties in the country. I strongly suspect that we have not yet seen the end of a
choice of a Fullah running mate. I suspect that my party, the APC, will repeat its choice of a Fullah running mate as it did in 2002. Then, you would
have two Fullah running mates while the SLPP has always claimed to attract Fullahs. SLPP has numerous well qualified Fullahs such as Sulaiman Tejan Jalloh and several others in the Diaspora. Both the PMDC and the APC also have capable Fullah members. There is a political party led by a Fullah, Mr. Amadu Jalloh.
I admit that the Fullahs are already divided. I think a strong Fullah support for any of the parties will depend on the role played by the Fullah running
> mate in the day to day affairs of the Fullah community. The names Jalloh, Bah, Barrie, Sow, Jah, Wurie, Timbo, etc are not enough to assume leadership
for Fullahs. You can not be a Fullah only on election eve. Again,it is unfortunate that the SLPP leadership in the US believe that $44,000 contributed to the SLPP by Fullahs in the US represent all of us. No, I
understand that the amount mentioned came from a tiny business interest group whose members happen to be Fullahs.Other Fullahs have the right to form Fullahs for APC or PMDC. Even the FPU Fullah Progressive Union does not represent all Fullahs. I do believe that Fullahs do not owe anything in particular to any of the political parties. We are free to choose sides like all other Sierraleoneans. Most of us reject the idea that Mr. Kabbah or any leader should impose their choice of Fullahs on us as our leaders. Fellow Sierra Leoneans,please allow the Fullahs of Sierra Leone to choose their political affiliations.
F.A.J.Utting, in his book, The Storey of Sierra Leone (1931), says that Fullahs were some of the actors in the commercial activities of Freetown before 1721. We were in Sierra Leone before 1808 (crown Colony) and 1896 (creation of the Protectorate of Sierra Leone).


Alpha Bah (PhD).
About the author: M. ALPHA BAH received his Ph.D. from Howard University in 1983. He came to the College of Charleston in the summer of 1986 from
Villanova University where he was a Fulbright Scholar in residence for one year. He has taught at Howard University and the University of
Liberia. Among his publications are “The Nineteenth Century Partition of Kissiland and the Contemporary Possibilities for Reunification” in Liberian Studies Journal XII,Journal of Muslim Majority/Minority (1991); and “Legitimate
Trade,Diplomacy, and the Slave Trade,” in Africana Studies (1993). He is the author of Fulbe
Presence in Sierra Leone: A Case History of Twentieth-Century Migration and Settlement Among the Kissi of Koindu (Peter Lange 1998). He is currently working on a history of Charleston-West African connections
entitled West Africa-SC/GA Lowcountry Connections: Three Black Charlestonians in Freetown and Monrovia.
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Subject: Re: FULLAHS DO NOT BELONG TO ANY ONE PARTY ? Credit to Prof. Bah
From: krio boy
To: All
Date Posted: 17:48:49 04/28/07 ()
Email Address: krioboy@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb11dc1-164-186.dynamic.mts.net at 142.161.164.186

Message:
Your friend Margai would have stayed in the SLPP and still be a very strong opposition in his very own party but his short tempardness and arogancy is costing him a lot.
I guess and wish you would have been an adviser to him.
Are you now a PMDC ? God go with you all.Why did he not choose someone different from any that has served in SLPP?


Subject: Independence
From: Salone
To: All
Date Posted: 16:13:49 04/28/07 ()
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The Patriotic Vanguard, Sierra Leone News Portal|

Happy Birthday Sierra Leone!! Lessons to be Learnt from 1961-2007


By Christopher Warburton,(PhD).


In the 1850s when Disraeli remarked that: “these wretched colonies” will all be independent in a few years’ time and are “millstones around our necks,” he was obviously prescient about the expiration of colonialism at a future date. To the extent that the sweeping movement towards decolonization did not occur until the 1960s, his projection might have been an unpopular euphoria. The debilitating impact of world wars and the determination of Africans to obtain self-rule may have vindicated the view of the far-sighted statesman for non apparent or unanticipated reasons.

The struggle for independence was far from homogeneous. In some colonies it was obtained from colonial administrators by the Bismarckian resolve of “blood and iron;” in others, such as Sierra Leone, by “speeches and resolutions.” Yet, those who fought desperately under the yoke of imperialism in order to be emancipated from oppression were not oblivious of the blessings of liberty and economic freedom. Unfortunately, one of the vestiges of the emancipation movement is the lingering dilemma of whether the decolonization movement of the 1960s was a genuine nationalist movement, or a pseudo-nationalist movement which exploited the fears of the unenlightened and poorer masses to advance the agenda of the enlightened class.

It is perhaps troubling that this unresolved issue has followed a dynamic path for forty-six years. The larger issue then becomes: What type of independence can Sierra Leoneans celebrate? It would have been a consoling experience to measure remarkable successes against adversity. But it is discouraging to understand the blessings of independence, when the preponderance of adversity is reminiscent of a life style that is worse than what was once perceived of as “oppressive.” Yet, even in adversity, hope might not be a surreal audacity if sensible reflections can correct past inequities. We might then want to take a journey through history, to fix our broken fixer-upper Sierra Leonean lives for the benefit of those who will be fortunate to experience positive changes in our life time. What are these lessons?

Political Dissention and Ethnic Rivalry in the Creation of the New State.


Some Sierra Leoneans might be thinking that Sierra Leone is one country, but political leadership almost always tend to remind Sierra Leoneans of the inconvenient truth. The theory of one country has an obvious volatile foundation, which went into suspended animation under the Stevens regime. It is dangerously resilient and its atavism depends on the type of regime or political leadership. Fractious relationships necessitated the adoption of the slogan in order to rally the support needed to win independence and capture political power. There has not been any clear economic or broader social agenda that could be significantly linked to the theory/slogan. To the credit of the SLPP, factionalism was recognized as a problem and the slogan provided an enticing call to overthrow colonialism.

We may recall that in the late 1950s the country was evidently polarized and that party politics closely followed a geo-political paradigm. The Protectorate and the Colony were considered two separate entities because of cultural differences which included style of political organization. In actual fact the British adopted a bi-furcated model to rule the two entities. What became known as the “Protectorate” had its chiefs, and what became the colony, had its tithingman and hundredor, before falling under the jurisdiction of the British Crown in 1808. About eighty seven years later an order in council gave the Crown jurisdiction over “foreign countries” (adjoining lands). This formally brought the Sierra Leonean hinterland under British jurisdiction. Until the “eve” of independence, the British adopted a system of indirect rule, preferring to distinguish British protected subjects from British subjects.

The Protectorate-Colony dichotomy played out contentiously as the country gravitated towards independence in 1961, and it was not until the long reign of Siaka Stevens that the deep seated ethnic animosity became subdued but latent. Stevens evidently learnt a thing or two about fractious politics from his predecessors. The SLPP emerged as a southern based political party (1951) in which Mendes preponderated; the APC, emerged as a pro-northern political party (1960); the National Council of the Colony of Sierra Leone (NCCSL) was a Creole dominated political party formed in 1950 to prevent the implementation of the Stevenson Constitution, which gave greater representation to the Protectorate; the Kono Progressive Movement, which was interested in the profits of the diamond mines for the local inhabitants, identified with Edward Blyden III’s Sierra Leone Independence Movement (1959).

Regional politics was far from monolithic as disagreements arose over procedures to achieve party objectives and maximum impact. The SLPP splintered, and the People’s National Party became a spin-off of it in 1958 under Albert Margai. Wallace Johnson broke away from the NCCSL to form the United Sierra Leone Progressive Party (UPP) with C. B. Rogers-Wright in 1954, and the Sierra Leone Labour Party (SLP) was formed in 1955 under Marcus Grant (in the Colony). Political turbulence and ethnic insurance policy made an early resurgence in the post independence period. This was exemplified by the unholy civil-military matrimony; a situation in which incompetent politicians relied on the military for support and cover. The civil-military marriage meant shared political and/or ethnic ideals in order to alienate the rest of the nation. Alienation is of course tantamount to the deprivation of a right to a stake in the nation, or an entitlement to a share of national income. Divisive politics is invariably comparable to the hated and vilified colonial policy of “divide and rule;” the proto-type of which was exhibited by Albert Margai’s government of the 1960s.

Political patronage, nepotism and tribalism permeated the discourses of political life and the military became a gadfly of the old regime. Thomas Cox, in Civil Military Relations in Sierra Leone, recounted the dominance of Mendes in the military. This was an era of Southern hegemony and the Lansana coup of 1967 was a flagrant attempt to sustain that hegemony. It crumbled, but the military developed the ill-fated presumption that it was indispensable to civilian politics. Politically marginalizing the army has become a journey to political suicide. But who would have imagined that the military should be a political wing of corrupt politicians in the 1960s? Between 1967 and 2004, Sierra Leone witnessed about eight coup attempts, and a decade long war, with an ongoing search for a durable enlightened leadership.

The vestiges of colonialism and the Colony-Protectorate dichotomy continue to selectively determine the national and local laws of Sierra Leone. Land should be purchased freely in Freetown but not in other areas of the country; never mind the ability of owners of capital to increase farm output and localize the supply of electricity. The movement towards democracy might be a revolutionary undertaking, but what lesson has history presented? Divisive politics and unenlightened leadership have adverse effects on the economic performance and national well being of a nation. It is confounding to realize that political decentralization has not being pursued vigorously to ensure a reasonable measure of inclusion and balanced regional growth.

Macroeconomics of Self-Destruction.


By macroeconomics, I allude to national or aggregate economics, which involve gross domestic product; national savings; the general level of inflation; unemployment; and the fiscal and monetary policies which are essential to stabilize the macroeconomy. It is puzzling that a nation with an abundance of natural resources should be classified as the poorest nation on earth. A proper characterization is of course “the most impoverished nation.” It might not be too puzzling after all, if close attention is paid to the poor quality of politics and economics that have brought the once buoyant nation, or so it seemed, to a wreck.

Economic theories might not be convoluted as they might seem. Theories which suggest general inapplicability of economic theories without well defined limitations or scope are flawed for basic intuitive reasons. There are certain universal facts which lend themselves to generic applications, just as axioms of law require no legislation. For example, a man cannot be a judge in his own cause; a deficit occurs when one spends more than he earns; unrestrained control of money supply leads to loss of monetary autonomy; corrupt public officials endanger the welfare of a nation; institutional liberalization must be well managed by enlightened or sensible leaders; and public assets which are converted into private assets and public debts make no contribution to the economic growth of a nation.

What factors have wrecked the Sierra Leonean economy or compromised growth? (i) Negative net exports and the exchange rate overvaluation; (ii) corruption (iii) lack of monetary autonomy (iv) ineffective fiscal policy; and (v) poor infrastructure and political instability (already alluded to).

A country which cannot maintain a proper balance of exports and imports is doomed to chronic balance of payments problems, which have a direct impact on the value of the local currency. Nations raise income by selling products to other nations or by buying less from other nations (saving for capital accumulation). This presupposes that the propensity to export is equally important as the propensity of foreigners to import/buy goods or merchandise from Sierra Leone. A logical extension of this thought requires good policy making to ensure competitiveness in the world market. The fundamental questions become: What types of goods are needed in the world market? What skills are required for their production? How can they be produced in the most cost effective or efficient way?

The country inherited the dual economy in 1961, the agrarian hinterland which Lewis classifies as the non capitalist sector that is largely dependent on non-reproducible capital and indigenous labor; and the capitalist sector. The former is a largely self-employed sector with traditional rules which embrace the land-tenure system.

The capitalist sector, Freetown, uses reproducible capital, pays wage income on a large scale and output per capita is comparatively greater compared to the traditional sector. One of the problems with the inherited structure is that the internal mobility of labor from the traditional sector to the capitalist sector has a tendency to increase because of lack of incentives to stay in the traditional sector. This migration was expedited by the savage politics of thuggery during the meaningless and wasteful elections of the 1980s to retain political power in the capitalist constituencies. The dual economy is an inadequate structure for sustainable growth and it is alarming that it has persisted for so long; more so, in a regressive condition.

Table 1 shows that between 1961 and 1984 agriculture as a percent of merchandise export dropped by approximately 82 percent. A nation that is not close to feeding its population is in serious trouble. The destruction of the Sierra Leone Produce Marketing Board (SLPMB) expedited the rate of decay and destroyed the last bastion of hope for farmers. Its mismanagement was appalling and the impact of its failure, long-lasting. Misery has company; so was the mismanagement of the SLPMB. It found company in the effacement of the railway, which transported agricultural products from distant farms to transshipment positions and domestic markets.

Monetary Dependence and Policy Outsourcing.


The frivolous spending of the public and private sectors led to a negative net exports position and an overvalued currency. Monetary dependence was problematic on two fronts: (i) The inability to de-link from the pound in a timely manner; and (ii) The inability of the central bank to make independent monetary policy that will not be infected by political and mercantile interests. Fixed exchange regimes are characteristically dangerous when the exchange regime is an agreement between a poor/underdeveloped country and a rich one. Its virtue of course is the expectation of stable prices, but the costs outweigh the benefits in such relationships. Here is why. Suppose Britain decides to embark on a monetary policy that is contractionary, with the aim of improving the value of its domestic currency? A successful outcome will result in the depreciation of the Leone relative to the pound. The monetary authorities of Sierra Leone must then do damage control to rescue the Leone by losing precious reserves to sterilize the impact of the appreciation of the pound. The Bank of Sierra Leone introduced the Leone in 1964 and the exchange rate was set at Le 2/ ₤1 (par/equilibrium value). In November 1967 the sterling was devalued by 14.3 percent and the Leone accompanied the sterling on the devaluation journey.

Despite the multilateralism in the trading patterns of Sierra Leone then, the Leone was fixed to the pound for two major reasons: (i) Policy makers outsourced monetary policies to the mercantile and businesses classes (the classes which were also responsible for the misuse and mismanagement of foreign currency under the Stevens regime); and (ii) As a member of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and hoping to have access to contingent funds, the Sierra Leone government felt obligated to match the devaluation.

Table 1 shows the catastrophic depreciation of the Leone relative to the pound in 1964 and in April 2007. When it comes to exchange rate, policy makers must be well advised about two regimes: (i) The fixed exchange rate; and (ii) The floating or flexible exchange rate, which has a tendency to float like a balloon beyond the reach of policy makers. When Stevens decided to float the Leone, the government probably felt that by floating the Leone without sound economic policy to back the floating, the Leone might not depreciate beyond control. Of course devaluation of the Leone put the icing on the monetary cake of doom. A serious commitment to disciplined monetary policy is an insurance against rising expected inflation with the luxury of very low volatility or mild gyrations. Currency baskets provide good alternatives to fixed and floating regimes.

It is essential for the central bank to be left alone to manage and control the money supply of the nation, with very superficial political contacts so that monetary policy is not infected by politics and corruption. Whenever the money supply increases at a faster rate than output, the result is inflationary. A central bank lacks autonomy when it cannot control the money supply and its role in the national economy becomes pedantic.

All governments need control over their natural resources and taxable income. In the case of Sierra Leone, corrupt officials have made this impossible through bribery and corruption. The leakage of vital income deters the prospects of effective stabilization. Ruinous domestic policy discourages crucial foreign investment, just as decrepit roads and inadequate energy supplies. Investments are the mitigating sources of finance when income and national saving which are essential for capital formation are lacking.

Additional lessons.
It is extremely important to restructure the dual economy and diversity articles of trade. Sierra Leoneans need to be trained, and retrained to become more productive and competitive in the global economy. The outsourcing market should therefore be pursued avidly. The money supply should be contained and left under the control of the central bank to ensure a much more desirable exchange rate.

Have growth and development taken place?


Table 1 shows a dwindling per capita income since 1961. Productivity and income have not kept up with population growth. A much more frightening melancholy is that Sierra Leoneans who are above 35 years of age must consider themselves very lucky to be alive (see Table 1). Life expectancy is only 35 years (although the World Health Organization estimated life expectancy to be 37 years for males and 40 years for females in 2002). Implicitly, for over forty five years with advances in technology and medicine, the longevity of Sierra Leoneans was increased by approximately three to eight years; certainly not a remarkable achievement. A comprehensive analysis of the state of the

Table:1 SIERRA LEONE 1961-2007 GDP per capita Life Expectancy Agriculture Exchange Rate (% of Merch.exports) Le/₤

1961 21193.01 32* 1.095
-

1964 - - 2


1984 - 0.2
2002 13198.83 35
- 2007 — - - 4686.30


Source: World Development Indicator and OANDA Company. * Author’s estimate based on 1962 information.

Sierra Leonean union/independence requires sobering thought. May God help us to attain and maintain that independence which was sought in 1961.


Subject: For the Attention of SOLOMON MACAULEY
From: St. Edward's Seconadary School
To: All
Date Posted: 11:15:01 04/28/07 ()
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Subject: DAZZLING MAN U ! ! !
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 09:56:27 04/28/07 ()
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Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
It was another extraordinary day today. Manchester United started it looking like they had blown it --And given Chelsea the whiphandle and the cup. Chelsea were leading Bolton 2-1 at home and United were losing 0-2 away at Everton.Left like that, United's slender three points lead was gone and that meant advantage Chelsea. Heart attacks and strokes hovered over United's stands.

Then , fireworks and drama unspeakable ! ! ! !

Bolton equalised 2-2 .

Then United exploded.

First 1-2 . Then 2-2 and from there they just left everybody sitting in stunned disbelief.

3-2. Then 4-2. Unbelievable stuff.

I am sure Mourinho let out a fart at Stamford Bridge. The pressure has become too awesome for him.

And so, a weekend that starting promising nothing ended with United increasing their points lead to 5.

With Chelsea standing the prospects of dropping more points at Arsenal next weekend, WHO , IN HIS MIND'S EYE, IS NOT ALREADY SEEING SIR ALEX FERGUSSION TAKING A SUMPTOUS SIP OF CHAMPAGNE FROM HIS 9TH PREMIERSHIP TROPHY ?


Subject: Re: DAZZLING MAN U ! ! !
From: Foday
To: All
Date Posted: 19:23:01 04/28/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 65.91.143.20

Message:
.....it was really tantalizing!


Subject: QUOTE OF THE WEEK
From: slpp
To: All
Date Posted: 08:59:17 04/28/07 ()
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Message:
"And was it not your corrupt SLPP which brough country-wide poverty, capital city-wide garbage, invisible water, disappeared light, ghost food and lost hope to Salone over the past 10 years?"


Subject: Re: QUOTE OF THE WEEK
From: Ticha
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Date Posted: 13:14:57 04/28/07 ()
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Message:
NO!!!!! It is the peoples of s/leone.


Subject: Re: QUOTE OF THE WEEK
From: slpp
To: All
Date Posted: 16:49:11 04/28/07 ()
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Message:
please try to make sense when you write


Subject: CAN SOMEONE HELP?
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 05:56:10 04/28/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
Problem with my Dell, Windows XP home, computer and I can't get online to get new drivers to rectify a problem that states "ethernet contoller is not installed." Any ideas? I extracted and installed all drivers from the CD that came with my computer but that does not help.


Subject: Re: CAN SOMEONE HELP?
From: JOHNNY
To: All
Date Posted: 16:08:41 04/28/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 81-179-105-34.dsl.pipex.com at 81.179.105.34

Message:
First things first. How do u connect to the internet. Dial-up modem? cable modem? or Ethernet router/modem? . If the latter, then the error message would indicate WHY you can,t get online to download the required drivers. It is a no win situation. Cheapest solution is to buy a cheap ethernet Card with drivers disk, install it, get access to the internet and download drivers you require. Dell disk drivers can be unrealiable, or confusing to re-install for the non-technical person. Possible in your case the ethernet driver was not bundled with the Reinstallation CD. This could be due to the original being upgraded or replaced or the drivers simply not working. To fully deduce a solution, a more probing examination of your machine is needed...So if you are not technical---Get it to a qualified engineer ASAP. You would not attempt to fix your car if you were not a Mechanic...all the best.


Subject: Re: CAN SOMEONE HELP?
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 07:45:39 04/29/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
"Possible in your case the ethernet
driver was not bundled with the
Reinstallation CD. This could be
due to the original being upgraded
or replaced or the drivers simply
not working."
----------------------------------------
This might just be the problem because I have done this more than twice and this is the first time I ever encounter this problem. I will take your advice and get it to a qualified person. Thanks to everyone for your help!


Subject: Re: CAN SOMEONE HELP?
From: Judge Jury
To: All
Date Posted: 12:09:39 04/28/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-142-135-50.hsd1.nj.comcast.net at 69.142.135.50

Message:
Your modem is not communicating the way it should. Restart your modem, if the problem persists contact your internet service provider.


Subject: Re: CAN SOMEONE HELP?
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 14:04:16 04/28/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
Once the problem is with the ethernet cable ( Used for high speed ), it is connectivity-related. Can you change that particular cable or the phone jack ( Try another one in the house) and see ? . Your best bet is your cable or internetr provider( Whoever is providing you high speed). If it is VERIZON, welcome to the club. Such problems abound.


Subject: Re: CAN SOMEONE HELP?
From: concerned
To: All
Date Posted: 14:47:44 04/28/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
Also if the computer was good before now, all he has to do is restore the system to an earlier date. He can do so by going to start, programs, accessories, system tools and system restore.
What this does is restore you to an earlier date when your computer was working right.

There is another way to check: right click on my network places,select properties, double click on LAN connections and select suport on the top right, then repair. This should work.

If it doesn't let me know...


Subject: Re: CAN SOMEONE HELP?
From: KABBS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 11:20:12 04/28/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
For now, disconnect the high speed , go back to dial up so you can still access the internet and then call your cable company to come and fix the situation.You have connectivity problems. Anybody else ? Two heads are better than one.


Subject: Learn Spanish online
From: pascual
To: All
Date Posted: 05:25:56 04/28/07 ()
Email Address: tuition@lsspanish.co.uk
Entered From: 167-124-118-80.kaptech.net at 80.118.124.167

Message:
Spanish lessons online, spanish tutors, learn Spanish online.


Subject: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: Yapo Conteh
To: All
Date Posted: 17:28:59 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
This is Independence anniversary.If we look back, What is the cause of our backwardness in Sierra Leone ? Its one answer.SLPP. If the developments APC made, if SLPP did the same, like road project, bridges, yuyi, Congo Cross, Kambia Bridge, Bo-Kenema, Pujehun's project, you think anybody will say we are backward country ? Nobody in this earth. Nobody.


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: ITK
To: All
Date Posted: 15:16:10 04/28/07 ()
Email Address: ishmael.taylorkamara@kattenlaw.com
Entered From: at 38.117.238.82

Message:
How telling that we are discussing who is responsible for where we are instead of how we can get to where we want to be.

Yesterday, I attended a fund-raising event in NYC co-(sponsored by Sierra Visions in DC)along with about 20 other Sierra Leoneans and easily twice that many foreigners!). Intersting how a conversation with a two other Sierra Leoneans turmed to how it's not the SLPP, APC or PMDC that will solve Sierra Leone's problems, but the concerted efforts of all Sierra Leoneans. As a corollary, we agreed that blaming this party or that party for our all our ills also is counterproductive. This is not the place to delve into complex political and socio-economic concepts, but one can gain valuable insight into why we are where we are today with even a cursory look at ideas such as "clientism", "client-patron", neopatrimonilaism, and of course, plain old "corruption". (That is your homework for today)

To use an analogy, if as so many of you seem to be saying, the Titanic is sinking, why are you busy merely rearranging the deckchairs. Who cares who made Sierra Leone poor. We have no business being poor. Let's come up solutions that will remove us from our ignominous ranking in development tables year after year, instead engaing in this pointless blame game.


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: Komba Kono
To: All
Date Posted: 03:54:07 04/29/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
"Who cares who made Sierra Leone poor[?]"

The answer is obvious. Just as obviously, it surprisingly eludes you because you unpatriotically wish to shield your incompetent and corrupt SLPP party from the consequences of its leaders' actions. That answer is found in the following adage:

"Those who fail to learn the lessons of HISTORY are condemned to repeat their MISTAKES."

So, if the people of Sierra Leone intend to avoid a repeat of the SLPP's incompetence and corruption durring the past 10 years, then they must ensure that they do not forget to learn the lesson that electing an incompetent and corrupt government such as the SLPP's leads to poverty and hopelessness in Sierra Leone.


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 18:17:21 04/27/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.8

Message:
Mr. Yapo Conteh:

APC did a few good things like those you listed. But the APC was in power from 1968 to 1992. So they could have done far much more than they did.

Moreover, they did many, many evil things that brought war upon us.

They degraded a multiparty country into a single party that monopolized and abused power.

They adulterated the national currency. When APC came into power One Leone equaled one dollar and fifty cents. Today it is Le3,000 equal $1.00. Thus what should have fetched you and me $4,500.00 today gives us only $1.00.

APC closed the railway and sold it for scrap, isolating nine-tenths of the country from the capital. Road accidents then proliferated, killing and maiming thousands and leaving many orphans.

Marampa mines were closed and Jamill Sahid was given the keys to the diamond industry. Annual diamond exports declined from 1.2 million carats of gemstones under the SLPP to zero gem stones exports and only 150,000 carats of industrial diamonds.

APC drove off European businesses from Sierra Leone and white people as well.

Under the APC, the SLPMB defrauded producers of their earnings and wasted the proceeds of exports through corrupt practices. The result was a total losss of Sierra Leone's export trade - coffee, cacao, piassava, kola nuts, etc. worth tens of millions of ŁŁŁŁ and impoverishing all the areas of cash crop production.

The expulsion of European businesses, the driving way of Europeans resident, the degradation of the SLPMB, the monopolization and mismanagement of foreign exchange reserves impacted the whole society: Mass unemployment, destruction of the national tax base depriving government of revenues, international isolation, and a major loss of business for the post office and airlines. Sierra Leone was in shambles.

Education deteriorated significantly. Kondoh and monthly pocket money for sixth formers and college students were cancelled and books for schools and colleges became unaffrodable and unavailable.

Inflation reigned supreme and the relationship between income and the cost of living became in disharmony. People could no longer lived within their means. Some top civil servants were unable to afford school fees for their children.

Mass marginalization of non-tribesmen or insiders took place. Tens of thousands of young people and experienced professionals left the country. Poverty increased, morality declined. Election fraud was the order of the day. Kalo kalo, yuki yuki, dregging became the avenues for survival. The society deteriorated to a most catastrophic and savage war.

When I returned to Freetown in early 1994 I found people emaciated and being took that they sucked breeze for dinner!

I can go on and on and on but please let me stop here.
I have to go. Thank you. - JL


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: Nancy
To: All
Date Posted: 03:00:01 04/28/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 84-67-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.67.84

Message:
Underscoring the unprecedented and egregious charater of the SLPP is all what July 28th is all about. It was an unmistakable signal by Stevens to coerce SLPP into APC in 1978. These SLPP venal elites sabotaged Stevens plan to move sierra Leone. It was individuals like Minah, Salia Jusu Sheriff, Goblo Lamin, Amara Bangali, PPB Kebbie, JB Dauda who sat at the Finance Ministry and other Ministries to defraud and create the stage for the civil war. The notorious thugs came from the SLPP backyard. The likes of Gendemeh and others who attacked their own people under the cover of an APC.
True the APC unified Sierra Leone and because the APC caders are ordinary people, they offer scholarships to all nook and cranny in Sierra Leone.
The SLPP is a party for the agnostic and since its creation it has special treatment for certain families lineage.
The SLPP is a crackpot of questionable sense. Its governemnt has creadted a hotchpot of shantytowns for residents and has derided the ordinary Sierra Leoneans as a buffon, a crackpot. The SLPP political loose cannon vents its spleen at the weak and poor in Sierra Leone.
July 2007 is coming and we are ready to speak out for the poor .


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 13:57:29 04/28/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-aa14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.18

Message:
Nancy wrote:

"It was individuals like Minah, Salia Jusu Sheriff, Goblo Lamin, Amara Bangali, PPB Kebbie, JB Dauda who sat at the Finance Ministry and other Ministries to defraud and create the stage for the civil war. The notorious thugs came from the SLPP backyard. The likes of Gendemeh and others who attacked their own people under the cover of an APC."

But all those gentlemen you've mentioned worked under the sufferance of the APC President of Sierra Leone. He alone appointed them. He alone supervised them, even promoted some of them to be his vice president.

SLPP was not even in existence during ALL this whole period. It had by dissolved as required by APC-imposed One-Party law. Moreover, any SLPP sympathizer identified as such faced treason charges and certain execution.

In addition to appointing, supervising and promoting those you've named above and claimed as "bad people", an APC President executed in cold blood without one iota of mercy whatsoever two excellent, nationalistic, very able civilians with genuine nation-building inclinations and capabilities: Dr. Mohamed Forna and Alhaji Ibrahim Tarqui - the very people who founded the APC and put him in power before he double-crossed their followers and gave leadership to a real dumbo-tombo fellow tribesman.

This crude execution tactic alone killed the democratic spirit and thinking process within the country. Sierra Leone was never the same again so that to get ahead one had to be a hypocrite, lie, play games, commit yuki-yuki, do endless dregging, emigrate, etc. or be marginalized, jailed or executed in cold blood.

True, scholarships were given to many, many people but many (NOT ALL) of those scholarships were to substandard pupils (like Frog Doctor) who then rushed through substandard courses in non-English-speaking universities in communist countries. APC was playing cold war politics by duping communist countries when in fact it practiced fake socialism at home.

Martin Meredith in his recent book reviewing 50 years of African Independence put Siaka Stevens' personal loot at $500,000,000 stolen from the poor people of SLeone. Yeah! Some socialism during his APC years in office!

No SLPP government has ever created any shanty town anywhere. The shanties we have in the Western Area are a direct and natural consequence of mal-governance and a long and brutal war of plunder and rape that devastated the people of SLeone to the point of numbness, shock and hopelessness.

But you know what, Nancy, hope has begun to return to SLeone masses under the SLPP and individuals like me are busy in politics to help insure that this hope is not in vain. Cuss me all you like, lie, lie and lie till the cows come home, I am in politics for the long- term. Hence you will never find me with foolumunku alphabet-soup one-manic, dynastic flunkey opportunists.

When the railway was in service, the capital was close to the provinces. When APC Stevens sold the nation railway for scrap, it made back and forth traveling expensive, dangerous and uncertain. That was the genesis of migration to Freetown. The AFRC/RUF war accelerated matters beyond our wildest imagination.

So, please don't blame another for what are the direct and natural consequences of APC flunkey mal-administrations that was compounded by APC’s surrogate, AFRC Foot of State, Johnny Paul Koroma and his barbaric henchmen of savages.

And as much as I have criticized the 2nd Kabbah Administration, it has done far better for our people than you think and I would rather live under it than under another sad spell of APC nation-wrecking tribal marginalization, mass poverty spreading and frivolous frolickings at public expense. Thank you. - JL


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: Non Partisan
To: All
Date Posted: 05:24:44 04/29/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 83.229.112.2

Message:
Oh my God, are you saying that Minah, Salia, PP Brima-Kebbie,JB Dauda,Amara Bangali are notorious thugs.No wonder,SLPP convention just threw you out disgracefully.


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: Talk Sense
To: All
Date Posted: 17:03:52 04/28/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-aa14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.18

Message:
"But all those gentlemen you've mentioned worked under

the sufferance of the APC President of Sierra Leone. He alone appointed them. He alone supervised them, even promoted some of them to be his vice president."

And I suppose he also took away their SLPP identity and turned them into children who were not responsible for their actions?

John Leigh, when will you ever understand what you read?

The fact is that those corrupt SLPP politicians who joined the APC to wreck Siera leone did so as SLPP members, whether they were supevised or not. They had personal responsibility for their actions.


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 12:37:50 04/29/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
They were acting as APC one-party government officials.
SLPP was not even in existence at the relevant time.
We all know what happened to those - like Dr. Mohamed Forna and Mr. Ibrahim Tarqui - who tried to do good for the people of Sierra Leone. - JL


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: Question
To: All
Date Posted: 02:26:27 04/28/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
"APC did a few good things like those you listed. But the APC was in power from 1968 to 1992. So they could have done far much more than they did.

Moreover, they did many, many evil things that brought war upon us."

John Leigh, was it the APC who bribed the SLPP leader $10,0000 for a job in 1996?

Was it the APC which preached tribalism on CNN aqainst Limbas in 1997?

Was it the APC which locked out civil servants at the Salone embassy in Washington DC in the late 1990's?

Was it the APC which decried the SLPP leader, Berewa, as corrupt and a thief only to join his corrupt and thieving campaign for president?

Tell me, John Leigh, was it not you -- and you alone --who brough all the above evil things and shame, too, to Salone's image? And was it not your corrupt SLPP which brough country-wide poverty, capital city-wide garbage, invisible water, disappeared light, ghost food and lost hope to Salone over the past 10 years?

Go on Leigh, show us the Lungi Bridge SLPP promised to build 10 years ago.

Go on Leigh, show us the food security SLPP promised Saloneans.

Go on Leigh, show us the corrupt politicians SLPP promised to jail when they took millions of pounds from the British government's DFID to set up the Anti-Corruption Commission.

You SLPP apologists are the enemies of Salone. Just look at your treasonous record of betrayal of the people of Salone, and you will the evidence needed to convict you and your ilk.



Subject: Re: PMDC DOMBOLO IS NOT THE ANSWER
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 14:54:48 04/28/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-aa14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.18

Message:
Mr. Munku Junior Dynastic One-Manic, Secretive, Tribesman Question Moniker Abuser:

Here you are again with the same-old same-old low grade san san rubbish under yet another flunkey chicken alphabet-soup moniker.

You've repeatedly and personally attacked me and others under moniker John Goba, LIAR, Abu Kanu, DUMB, Bob Mathews, Carl Thomas, etc. without any benefit to your flunkey group of dunces and its kindergarten stunt impulsion. Despite your repeated unsuccessful attacks you’ve not got beyond the same old same old unsuccessful dumbo-tombo munku personal attacks against one single individual who is not even a candidate for anything – unlike your dumb lord Form Four Flunkey Low Grade Idiot!

Even so, I will again accommodate you in a Q & A style before saying goodbye.

1. Q: "John Leigh, was it the APC who bribed the SLPP leader $10,0000 for a job in 1996?”

2. A: I don't know.

2. Q: “Was it the APC which preached tribalism on CNN aqainst Limbas in 1997?”

2. A: I don't know if APC every did such.

3. Q: “Was it the APC which locked out civil servants at the Salone embassy in Washington DC in the late 1990's?”

3. A: I don’t think so. I was there and witnessed no lock-out of civil servants but I had the US Secretive Service agents under the supervision of State Department lawyers evict kalo-kalo embassy thieves, yuki-yuki coupligan supporters, visa defrauders, duty-free liquor abusers, drunkards, parasitic idlers, passport arrangees, broke-balance con artists, ogeeri smellers and useless alah alah types who showed repeated disrespect and contempt for ordinary people who sought help from their elected government.

4. Q: “Was it the APC which decried the SLPP leader, Berewa, as corrupt and a thief only to join his corrupt and thieving campaign for president?”

4. A: I don’t know.

5. Q: “Tell me, John Leigh, was it not you -- and you alone --who brough all the above evil things and shame, too, to Salone's image? And was it not your corrupt SLPP which brough country-wide poverty, capital city-wide garbage, invisible water, disappeared light, ghost food and lost hope to Salone over the past 10 years?

5. A: NO

6. Q: "Go on Leigh, show us the Lungi Bridge SLPP promised to build 10 years ago."

6. A: I can’t. Its not my promise. Its not my government.

7. Q: "Go on Leigh, show us the food security SLPP promised Saloneans."

8. A: See how hefty ordinary SLeoneans now look as they walk around our various communities at home. Few if any is sucking breeze for dinner anymore. Food security is on the up-and-up!

9. Q: "Go on Leigh, show us the corrupt politicians SLPP promised to jail when they took millions of pounds from the British government's DFID to set up the Anti-Corruption Commission."

9. A: I can’t. Its not my government.

10. Q: "You SLPP apologists are the enemies of Salone. Just look at your treasonous record of betrayal of the people of Salone, and you will the evidence needed to convict you and your ilk.”

10: A: No. I have do nothing criminally wrong in Sierra Leone to warrant your stupid prediction of conviction. You have no EVIDENCE against me at all. You are an idiot and you are wrong again. You are brain dead!

Please go help your poor people if I am wrong and you still have a functioning brain left. Just donate only $1,000.00 to help build latrines in your latrineless village to help reduce the fly population explosion and typhoid infestation there and thus expand the average life span of your own people.

A simple approach, a small amount of money works wonders in SLeone. In contrast, all your flunkey dunce argumentation, your lie-lie, your bogus "evidence" can never help your poor people - you mumbo-tombo-dumbo foolumunku bangucrooks idiot! GOODBYE. - JL


Subject: Re: PMDC DOMBOLO IS NOT THE ANSWER
From: Carl Thomas
To: All
Date Posted: 19:28:11 04/28/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-138-88-63-212.res.east.verizon.net at 138.88.63.212

Message:
JL,
I have never attacked you on anything. What do I know about you that I will attack you on besides your love for your party, SLPP. Moreover, you have the right to love your party.
JL, I don't go after people, I go after issues.


Subject: Re: PMDC DOMBOLO IS NOT THE ANSWER
From: John E. Leigh
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Date Posted: 11:38:11 04/29/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Message:
Mr. Carl Thomas:

My apologies. You are right! My error, sorry! - JL


Subject: Re: PMDC DOMBOLO IS NOT THE ANSWER
From: Question
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Date Posted: 16:56:00 04/28/07 ()
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"1. Q: "John Leigh, was it the APC who bribed the SLPP leader $10,0000 for a job in 1996?”

2. A: I don't know.

Leigh:

Stop lying! You do know that you were the one who bribed the SLPP, locked out civil servants at the embassy, illegally harbored your concubibe at the ambassador's residence, and called Berewa a thief and then proceeded to join his theiving and corrupt campaign for the presidency.

"6. Q: "Go on Leigh, show us the Lungi Bridge SLPP promised to build 10 years ago."

6. A: I can’t. Its not my promise. Its not my government."


Who asked you whjether it is your govt? For once, try to understand what you read. The question asked what your party has done with the bridge it promised to build 10 years ago. That's the same party yu are now corruptly touting as the saviour of Salone.

See, Leigh, your corruption and dishonesty knows no bounds. You and your ilk in the incompetent and corrupt SLPP are enemies of Salone.


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: MUNKU JUSU
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Date Posted: 05:06:05 04/28/07 ()
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Message:
Hmmm, Question sounds like my good friend Bob Jusu.


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: FODAY MANSARAY
To: All
Date Posted: 23:58:51 04/27/07 ()
Email Address: FMANSARAY@AOL.COM
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Message:
MY ABLE AMBASSADOR SIR, CAN YOU PLEASE HELP TO BRING SOME SENSE OF JUSTICE, DURING YOUR TENURE AS AMBASSADOR TOGETHER WITH THAT OF JAMES JONA AS WELL AS THE PRESIDENT's TENURE AT THE UNITED NATIONS.SIERRA LEONEANS ARE REALLY BAFFLED TO HAVE CAPABLE MEN SUCH AS YOURSELF, JAMES JONA AND HIS EXCELLENCY AND YET SIERRA LEONE FALL VICTIM OF THE MOST VICIOUS WAR EVER WAGED ON ITS OWN CITIZENS.AS YOU LOOK BACK 46 YEARS AFTER INDEPENDENCE.HOW WILL YOU LIKE HISTORY TO REMEMBER YOU& YOUR FRIENDS 100 YEARS FROM NOW AS OUR GRAND CHILDREN READ THERE CIVIC & HISTORY BOOKS.


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: John E. Leigh
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Date Posted: 15:10:40 04/28/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Message:
Mr. FODAY MANSARAY:

You are a tough man asking tough questions.

As you may suspect, I can't speak for either Dr. Jonah or for President Kabbah. As for myself, I am writing my Memoirs and am covering the points you've raised in it. You will have to be a little patient until it is published and, if interested, judge for yourself how I approach the matters you have raised. In the meantime, thanks for your interest. Appreciated. - JL


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: The Imposter
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Date Posted: 08:06:01 04/29/07 ()
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Message:
John Leigh, honestly, who would need to buy your memoirs. Your memoirs are already here..on this forum. You have said everything and in the best possible language you could - san-san boy, mumbo tumbo language. Are these the languages we should be expecting? We already what you are going to tell us. Is there a better momoir than "We was Robbed"? Infact, I am going to write my memoir too. By the way, if you need to publish it, I will help out for a moderate fee at Fulumunku Publishings Inc.
The Imposter


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: John E. Leigh
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Date Posted: 12:45:00 04/29/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Message:
What is in cocorioko is less than 10% of the great stuff that will be in my memoirs. I hear that tiff-tiff, disbarred, disrobbed and defrocked lawyer for embassy thieves/con artists is the managing director of your Foolumunku Bangucrooks Lie-Lie Company.

Why would I have anything to do with double-crossers and dombolos? - JL


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: Bookshop
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Date Posted: 05:27:11 04/29/07 ()
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Hmmmmmm.Writing Memoirs-great man.
Writting is fine, but who will buy it???
Send them out as Xmas gifts???


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: John E. Leigh
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Date Posted: 12:46:38 04/29/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Message:
You will be surprised! - JL


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: Aplha Munu
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Date Posted: 17:07:17 04/28/07 ()
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Message:
Don;t forget to describe your lock-out of the embasasay staff, your bribery, your corruption and your renting of the ambassador's residence to your live-in girlfriend.


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: John E. Leigh
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Date Posted: 12:50:19 04/29/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Message:
Yet another moniker? Man, you have an inferiority complex.

Anyway, all those items you recommend for inclusion in my memoirs will be in it and much more! Thank you and goodbye. - JL


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: Independent Man
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Date Posted: 19:40:32 04/27/07 ()
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Message:
John,
Don't forget to mention that APC introduced and spread the culture of "non-maintenance" in Sa Leone, just like they introduced and spread corruption. Machinery, bridges, roads, buildingds etc. were never maintained. They were left to deteriorate until they reached a non-functional state.


Subject: Re: SLPP HAS A BETTER RECORD THAN APC/PMDC
From: John E. Leigh
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Date Posted: 15:16:16 04/28/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Message:
Mr. Independent Man:

Good point. Thank you very much. I am working on these issues for the Sierraleone Peoplespress, a new independent newspaper devoted to Voter Education. Have your friends and relatives get copies from SLPP Offices in Freetown, Bo, Kenema. Lungi, Makeni. You won't be disappointed. Thanks for your assistance. - JL


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition p
From: slpp
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Date Posted: 16:59:41 04/28/07 ()
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Were you not fired by the SLPP on two continents, Mr. Leigh?

So, how could you be working for a paper distributed by the same SLPP that disgraced you in Washington DC in 2002 and again at Makeni in 2006?


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition p
From: John E. Leigh
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Date Posted: 13:10:00 04/29/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Message:
Another moniker yet again?

Disgrace is in the eye of the beholder. As for me, I am working nicely with SLPP. But lets face it, there are good and bad people. And some people are smart, many are stupid. Some are even first class SOBs.

And it is not because you are allegedly disgraced in one place so you must run off and join a low grade of disgraceful bunch of flunkeys, donkeys, dunces, double-crossers, bangucrooks, foolumunkus, embassy thieves and fraudsters, tiff-tiff lawyers, remedials, cousin-cum-concubine-cum-mother-of-his-children, slapper of school principal, noisy san san dropouts; secretive, one-manic party owners; alphabet-soup harlot politicians and, of course: dunku, funku, nunku, munku, mombo-tombo-dumbo dombolos.

Oh, oh! Whats the next moniker coming up from our angry, junior tribalist dummy who is going nowhere in politics because of his family politics stupidity? Who knows! Thank you and goodbye. - JL


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: concerned
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Date Posted: 22:08:09 04/27/07 ()
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Message:
And To-line, Price control, shortages in all amenities.


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: John E. Leigh
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Date Posted: 15:18:29 04/28/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Message:
Mr. concerned:

Thanks very much. Your point well taken. No stone will be left unturned. Thanks. - JL


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: Joseph Cole
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Date Posted: 17:05:31 04/28/07 ()
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Message:
You SLPP apologists always lie and distort the truth in a failed attampt to cover up your destruction of Sa Lon.

You have no credibility.


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: OLD SALONE PA
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Date Posted: 22:20:24 04/27/07 ()
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Message:
Oh salone, I remeber when we use to to-line in front of state house to buy rice in the 80's. Sometimes we use to go their for days without getting anything. As for petrol, it was even worse. Cars use to form long lines in front of stations everyday.


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: Kanforie Sorie Koroma
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Date Posted: 23:08:30 04/27/07 ()
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Message:
All of you made good points but let me ask you one question : is there any difference now ? Another question. Are life better than 80s? Do you know that Sierra Leone people prefer those times than present ?Now,there is no rice to to line for. which is worse. We had Ben Kanu rice, we had skipper rice.Tell me, what rice we have today ?


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: concerned
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Date Posted: 23:24:52 04/27/07 ()
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Message:
We have enough rice...we do not stand in line for food, there is not price control.
It is not better because of the amount of damage done by the APC KDDA EKUTAY ISU criminals.


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: The Imposter
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Date Posted: 08:18:05 04/29/07 ()
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Message:
We definitely have more rice than we used to. People have options these days and they do not have to buy rice identified by "APC mumbo-tumbo politicians" - as john leiigh would say. I will give kudos to the government for that.
But that said, the question is, are we generally better than we could have been under the current global conditions? The question is absolutely no. We could be far better if we had the right people doing the right thing. I hate when people like JohnLeigh come here and try to perpetrate lies when the realities speak differently. Some of us are on the groudn and we see things differently. Sa. Lone is sick, poor healthcare, no electricity, environmental degradation, extremely bad roads, congested cities, massive unemployment, hige security problems, and more people are going to bed hungry. Guys, let me say this with all honesty, WE ARE THE WORST/POOREST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. Ironically, there is nothing unique about us that makes us different.
Now, JL, dont come here again trying to give us a gaeneology of how APC destroyed Sierra Leone and justifying why we should continue to be poor. Its greed and selfish administration under this current SLPP at the expense of Sierra Leonean's blood. Full Stop
The Imposter


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: PMDC
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Date Posted: 01:08:41 04/28/07 ()
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SLPP will never accept their failure.Why are you guys wasting your time arguing with them ? Where is the rice to toe line for ? None.APC tried. At least, there was rice. Some of these SLPP apologists haven't been back home for years so they don't know how we are suffering under SLPP. If not for SLPP, we won't have had war in the first place. They started the war .Don't argue with them. Vote against them on July 28. Every bad thing in Sierra Leone was started by SLPP.


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: John E. Leigh
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Date Posted: 15:46:25 04/28/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Message:
Not true!. Even Berewa has admitted quite subtlely that SLPP is not perfect by saying publicly that he will continue (ONLY) those good things that the Kabbah Admin has accomplished (is accomplishing) and will add his own innovations.

Only munku, dunku mombo-tombo-dumbo dombolos would not understand the implication in such a clear-cut pledge!

If you believe in kindergarten stunts or fooling fullahs or a dumbo bangcrooks; or if you are an aphabet-soup politician or an embassy pro-coupligan thief and conman full of unconscionable tricks and ogeri, you may not have got the point VP Berewa has repeatedly made.

All we hear from flunkey boy instead is: "ar go do dis, ar go do dat way ah ween. You go be dis, you go be dat. Mr. Leigh considah you debt paid. First thing wenn ar ween!

People and JL are not interested in such crap.

People want to know what each presidential candidate has ever accomplished in his whole life; their privileges and how they have used, misused or abused such; their temperament - arrogant, haughty or patient and respectful? Their capacity for learning and solving problems not pursue a fahlahmahkahtah dunce strategy.

Plus any record of droping out after flunking twice or ever slapping once's high school principal of immaculate kindness; or teaching others as well as any proof of impgrenating cousins one may have turned into a concubine AND in this own very older brother's house (not an embassy residence), and so on. Thank you. - JL

Thank you. - JL


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: The imposter
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Date Posted: 08:27:42 04/29/07 ()
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Message:
Quoting John Leigh:

Only munku, dunku mombo-tombo-dumbo dombolos would not understand the implication in such a clear-cut pledge!

If you believe in kindergarten stunts or fooling fullahs or a dumbo bangcrooks; or if you are an aphabet-soup politician or an embassy pro-coupligan thief and conman full of unconscionable tricks and ogeri, you may not have got the point VP Berewa has repeatedly made.

All we hear from flunkey boy instead is: "ar go do dis, ar go do dat way ah ween. You go be dis, you go be dat. Mr. Leigh considah you debt paid. First thing wenn ar ween!

People and JL are not interested in such crap.

People want to know what each presidential candidate has ever accomplished in his whole life; their privileges and how they have used, misused or abused such; their temperament - arrogant, haughty or patient and respectful? Their capacity for learning and solving problems not pursue a fahlahmahkahtah dunce strategy"

Now John Leigh, your crappy ill-informed and inapprpriate response to otherwise very civilized and well articulated positions by decent forumites speaks volume of what your "memoir" is going to lookat. Now, lets be really honest, who do you really think will be able to understand that kind of english in a "memoir". Again like I said, dont attempt to write anything with your name on it. Because you lack credibility (which implies that no one is going to believe you), and cant really write well. Now, how did you communicate with people as an ambassador? Just for once, write decent english without dumbo-tumbolizing people.You are inadequate.
The Imposter


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: James Kanneh
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Date Posted: 17:10:21 04/28/07 ()
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"Even Berewa has admitted quite subtlely that SLPP is not perfect by saying publicly that he will continue (ONLY) those good things that the Kabbah Admin has accomplished (is accomplishing) and will add his own innovations."

Which proves that Berewa, like many SLPP apologists, are blind! There are no good policies started by the corrupt SLPP! So how can the equallt corrupt Berrewa continue what is not there?

Oh dumb, blind , SLPP traitors of the Salone people, stop your corruption for your self-interest.


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: John E. Leigh
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Date Posted: 12:31:08 04/29/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Message:
Mr. Kanneh:

Please allow me to list a few examples of some of the good things I know personally that the SLPP admininstration have accomplished so far:

1. It overthrew an illegal junta. The first ever in Africa to restore the rule of law through the ballot box.

2. It negotiated immigration protection for many SL refugees in the West. Many in America have converted their TPS into green cards thus cementing more permanent linkages with a modern country we can all benefit and larn from. No other admin has ever done such for our people.

2. It ended the catastrophic war APC policies provoked and brought in peace instead.

3. It successfully resettled hundreds of thousands of
refugees driven from their homes by the RUF and the APC surrogate, the AFRC, bringing suffering refugees from all over West Africa to their native land.

4. It has laid some solid foundation for Food Security, providing farmers, free of charge, with seedlings, farming tools and extension service advice, etc.

5. It renovated Lungi Airport. Each time I've been through it, it has been clean, lighted, airconditioned and smooth functioning - a far cry from the mess APC and johnny Paul Koroma left behind.

6. It has constructed and begun to furnish toilets, health clinics, markets, schools, court barrays, and community centers around our country.

7. It has stabilized college facilities across our land from the degradation left behind by previous nation-wrecking kalo-kalo administrations.

8. It is nicely rebuilding the military and police from the coupliganism and tarters left behind by previous nation-wrecking, army-packing and kalo kalo administrations.

9. It has rebuilt the secretariate, renovated Youyi building and the National stadium.

10. It has brought back and welcomed Europeans and people from civilized nations into our country to invest and help us build our country nicely. Previous administration drove away good people and brought in crooks, fly-by-night bribers and nation-wreckers/destroyers.

11. It has resumed bus services linking all major cities.

12. It has inaugurated a bus service from Targrin Point on the Rokel River north of Freetown to Conakry-dee on the Guinea border.

14. It has renovated the Courthouse in Freetown and rebuilt the PaDemba Road prisons badly damaged by the APC surrogate, the AFRC of Johnny Paul and the RUF of Foday Sankoh.

15. It has begun improving our road network -widening, shortening and surfacing.

15 is a convenient number to take a rest. But SLPP has done more, much more than the above. Even so, many more needs to be done. That's where Berewa comes in, not that dynastic flunkey boy or Mr. Sahid Jamil's former peggy boy who appears to many people as a mere front for hardcore hegemonistic KDDA marginalizers, Ekutay poverty spreaders and frivolos frolicking dombolos!

SLPP is building a nation, not wrecking it nor deliberately marginalizing the masses.

Lets us start debating on what needs to be done, the preferred order of priorities and who of the known presidential candidates is best qualified to lead and with which party. Lets reason together with specifity, instead of making blanket, or wild, baseless and irrelevant allegations or talking trash about $10,000 or evicting discredited embassy abusers.

Remember: "people are entitled to their opinions but not to the facts." Thank you. - JL


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: Independent Man
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Date Posted: 17:50:11 04/27/07 ()
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Message:
Putting APC and the word development in the same sentence is dishonest. So Yapo, go find something else to yap on....


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: Teacher
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Date Posted: 02:12:31 04/28/07 ()
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Message:
"Putting APC and the word development in the same sentence is dishonest. So Yapo, go find something else to yap on...."

Omitting "the word" in front of "APC" while inserting it in front of "development" is retarded. "So, Independent Man, go find find something else (other than blind support for the SLPP) to de dependent on ..."


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: Ticha
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Date Posted: 13:11:31 04/28/07 ()
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Message:
But APC is NOT a word, teacher. It is an acronym. So what wrong did I-Man commit? I think the retarded one is the teacher. Don't you think so?


Subject: Re: SLPP responsible for Sierra Leone's backward condition
From: Teacher
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Date Posted: 16:48:09 04/28/07 ()
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Message:
An acronym is a word that abbreviates the full name of the entity for which it is an acronym.

So, your mistake remains as that spelt out in my original lesson.


Subject: Kanji Daramy Plagiarizes European Union Document – A Call fo
From: Onliner
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Date Posted: 16:22:01 04/27/07 ()
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Kanji Daramy Plagiarizes European Union Document – A Call for Criminal Inquiry
Posted by Charles James Hughes on Apr 26, 2007, 18:09


Open letter to the president

Charles James Hughes
Freetown
April 24, 2007
His Excellency
President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah
State Lodge
Hill Station
Freetown

Dear Mr. President:

RE: Kanji Daramy Plagiarizes European Union document – A call for criminal inquiry

The April 13, 2007 edition of Concord Times Newspaper published a letter that I wrote to you in response to a letter by Kanji Daramy against Maxwell Massaquoi’s claim that he had an MBA degree on the basis of which he refused to give him the job of Director of Industry and Consumer Affairs at the National Telecoms Commission.

In my own open letter to you, I sought to demonstrate that contrary to Kanji’s claims, Mr. Massaquoi indeed graduated from Howard University with an MBA in 1997. Only a fool would accept Kanji’s characterizations as excuse for not giving Mr. Massaquoi the job. I know that Kanji’s actions are ill-motivated and they are not in the best interest of this country. The facts are clear. A guy with an MSc. in Agricultural Sciences with no previous background knowledge in telecoms regulation, and who had only worked for non-profit, relief and rehabilitation organizations can never be near suitable for the position of Director of Industry and Consumer Affairs.

A proper scrutiny by your office of this single action by Kanji Daramy would unearth the level of professional misconduct already underway at the commission. We are also aware of serious claims that Mr. Kanji Daramy did brandish a letter to the interviewing panel purported to have come from your office in support of the appointment of a certain individual. Under oath in a Commission of inquiry the Commissioners of NATCOM would lay credence to these claims.

You may recall Your Excellency during the Holy month of Ramadan when Mr. Kanji Daramy introduced Mr. Massaquoi to you as his able lieutenant that was helping him with the preparatory phase of the establishment of the commission. It is this same Maxwell Massaquoi that Mr. Kanji Daramy is trying to discredit to you and the country as a whole. His Excellency the circumstances surrounding the refusal of Mr. Massaquoi a job at the commission portends insensitivity, irresponsibility, conceit and criminal behavior on the part of Mr. Kanji Daramy. As President of this Republic and with the enormous powers vested in you, you may not be inclined to feel the way we do in this excessive display of injustice and abuse by your cronies. For ordinary citizens like us who are at risk of being tossed around by people with connections to the Presidency, we cannot afford to claim to be comfortable while Kanji Daramy is still in office. It is to this end that we have pledged to forever expose your Kanji Daramy for as long as he is in office at your behest.

Now Mr. President, this is the latest crime that we have uncovered that Mr. Kanji Daramy have committed. On February 13th 2006, the Concord Times Newspaper published an article authored by Mr. Kanji Daramy titled “REGULATING THE COMMUNICATIONS MARKET: HOW THE EUROPEANS DID IT” This same article under his authorship was republished again in the Concord Times Newspaper on the 23rd April 2007. Mr. President this article was originally published by the European Union (source: www.ispo.cec.be/convergencegp) on December 3, 1997. Mr. President, Mr. Kanji Daramy copied and pasted the executive summary of this EU document word for word. It was a forty six (46 pages) document.

Mr. Kanji Daramy has plagiarized it “AD VERBERTUM”. This is intellectual property theft plain and simply. Mr. President, Plagiarism and intellectual property theft is a serious crime internationally. Even your government recognizes this as demonstrated in the intellectual property act now under discussion in parliament.

You would now agree with Mr. Massaquoi in his letter to you that Mr. Kanji Daramy does not respect knowledge and competence. As long as eh can copy and paste from the internet, he has zero tolerance for professionals. We know the circumstances under which Kanji Daramy ‘stole’ this article from the EU. It was to demonstrate to you, parliament and the general public his knowledge of telecoms regulation. Parliament considered this article as a demonstration of Kanji’s knowledge on telecoms regulation. It means that Kanji Daramy lied under oath to parliament. This is another serious crime.

At Fourah Bay College Mr. President, a crime like plagiarism leads to immediate expulsion. We now wait to see if a very high ranking official in your government who was appointed on your insistence would not meet the same faith as others who commit the same crime in descent societies. I crave your indulgence to allow me to doubt your willingness to bring Kanji to book, a man so pampered by you. Mr. President there are several governments and institutions that have buoyed your government this far. Since Kanji Daramy’s article was also published on the internet, it is a crime prosecutable under international law. This is why I am obliged to copy the following: US Ambassador, the British High Commissioner, World Bank Country Office, DFID, EU, USAID, and ADB. I have also taken the time to copy the Speaker of Parliament who managed the appointment of Kanji so well that the opposition had to walk out. I am also copying the APC Leader of Parliament Hon. Earnest Bai Koroma and the PLP Leader who in the opposition, have equal obligation to protect Sierra Leone. I am also taking this opportunity to copy some of the major telecom operators in the country: CELTEL, COMIUM, DATATEL, AFRICELL, IPTEL, SIERRATEL AND TIGO. I am also copying the Vice President, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice and the Chief Justice.

The said publication which Kanji Daramy “STOLE” from the European Union is hereby attached.

By way of this letter, I am also informing the general public and the press that a Press Conference to lay to rest Kanji’s foolish claims about Maxwell Masaquoi will be called next week.

Thank you,
Charles James Hughes
Citizen


Subject: Re: Kanji Daramy Plagiarizes European Union Document – A Call fo
From: PMDC SPOKESMAN
To: All
Date Posted: 22:15:17 04/27/07 ()
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you late. already a discussion on te forum


Subject: THE CHIEF WELCOMES "CRITICAL THINKER" BACK TO THE FORUM
From: CHIEFDOM SPOKESWOMAN
To: All
Date Posted: 10:49:11 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.24.31.125

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After being absent from the forum for a while, the Chief is very excited to learn that the "Brilliant one", CRITICAL THINKER, is back again.

THE CHIEF WELCOMES YOU BACK AND LOOKS FORWARD TO YOUR THREE DIMENSIONAL CRITICAL THINKING AND ANALYSIS.


Subject: Re: THE CHIEF WELCOMES "CRITICAL THINKER" BACK TO THE FORUM
From: welknown lawyer
To: All
Date Posted: 10:18:43 04/29/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 86.154.92.0

Message:
Can you tell your chiefdom people that the so called critical thinker is no other than the Sierra leone/American lawyer with many handles....dont be impressed.


Subject: Re: THE CHIEF WELCOMES "CRITICAL THINKER" BACK TO THE FORUM
From: Critical Thinker
To: All
Date Posted: 11:05:06 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: sph16-204.harvard.edu at 128.103.16.204

Message:
As always Chief, it is a pleasure to hear from you. Hope you have things under control in your chiefdom.


Subject: Re: THE CHIEF WELCOMES "CRITICAL THINKER" BACK TO THE FORUM
From: CHIEFDOM SPOKESWOMAN
To: All
Date Posted: 14:50:16 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.24.31.125

Message:
Nice to have you back. Everything is under control in the Chiefdom. The CHIEFDOM POLICE has been overhauled and we now have very wise and able citizens making up CHIEFDOM ELDERS.

Hope academia is treating you just as you like it.


Subject: MIT Dean Resigns for Faking Her Academic Credentials
From: Critical Thinker
To: All
Date Posted: 10:07:52 04/27/07 ()
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MIT Dean Resigns for Faking Her Academic Credentials
By Associated Press
Apr 27, 2007, 08:51

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Marilee Jones, a prominent crusader against the pressure on students to build their resumes for elite colleges, resigned Thursday as dean of admissions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after acknowledging she had misrepresented her own academic credentials.

Jones has been a popular speaker on the college admissions circuit, where she urged parents not to press their kids too hard, and told students there are more important things than getting into the most prestigious colleges. She rewrote MIT’s application, trying to get students to reveal more about their personalities and passions, and de-emphasizing lists of their accomplishments.

But Jones, dean since 1997, issued a statement saying she had misrepresented her credentials when she first came to work at MIT 28 years ago and “did not have the courage to correct my resume when I applied for my current job or at any time since.

“I am deeply sorry for this and for disappointing so many in the MIT community and beyond who supported me, believed in me, and who have given me extraordinary opportunities,” she said, adding she would have no further comment.

MIT Chancellor Phil Clay said in a telephone interview that another MIT dean had received a phone call questioning Jones’ credentials, prompting an inquiry that took several days. It found that Jones had claimed at various points to have degrees from Union College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Albany Medical College, but in fact had no degrees from any of those institutions. Clay said MIT was not aware of Jones having any undergraduate or graduate degree.

Jason Gorss, a spokesman for RPI, said Jones attended that university as a part-time, non-matriculating student from September 1974 until June 1975 but did not receive a degree. Officials at the other two schools said she had never been a student there.

“It goes against the level of integrity and her being a model for integrity that an admissions director sets,” Clay said. “It represents a very long deception when there were opportunities to correct the record. This is not a mistake or an oversight.”

Jones stuck out on the MIT campus with her shock of red hair and blunt talk, and she attracted attention with her campaign to reduce the pressure on college applicants from the bully pulpit of a campus famous for its overachievers. She is the co-author of a 2006 book “Less Stress, More Success: A New Approach to Guiding Your Teen Through College Admissions and Beyond.”

“We’re raising a generation of kids trained to please adults,” Jones told The Associated Press in a profile published last year. “Every day kids should have time when they’re doing something where they’re not being judged. That’s the big difference with this generation. They’re being judged and graded and analyzed and assessed at every turn. It’s too much pressure for them.”

Lloyd Thacker, founder of The Education Conservancy, a group that is also trying to tone down admissions anxiety, said he was saddened by the announcement.

“She’s had a positive impact in the lives of many students and families and has brought inspiration to the profession,” Thacker said. “What’s happened in no ways discredits the value of her work and her unwavering commitment to helping students, and I sincerely hope she’s able to continue with that cause.”


Subject: "but they while their companions slept went toiling ...
From: CHIEF IN EXILE
To: All
Date Posted: 10:31:34 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Some people want to be like us, but do not want to put in the required hard work. "...but they while their companions slept went toiling through the night".


Subject: Re: "but they while their companions slept went toiling ...
From: Waraba
To: All
Date Posted: 21:58:22 04/27/07 ()
Email Address: futatoro@gmail.com
Entered From: pool-71-166-128-124.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.166.128.124

Message:
MIT is also responsible for not doing background verification of claimed edu credentials.
Can some one do a check of John Leigh. He may just be another faker. and while on it please check Berewa's too.
Waraba


Subject: Re: MIT Dean Resigns for Faking Her Academic Credentials
From: alieu sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 10:19:21 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
There are lot of JOnes in the world and in our country.


Subject: NEVER AGAIN SHOULD WE ALLOW THIS NONSENSE TO HAPPEN!
From: CHIEF IN EXILE
To: All
Date Posted: 09:59:29 04/27/07 ()
Email Address: RNMDTWO@YAHOO.COM
Entered From: at 198.24.31.125

Message:
PRIMARY FINDINGS

12. The Commission finds that the conflict and the post-independence period
preceding it represent the most shameful years of Sierra Leone’s history.
These periods reflect an extraordinary failure of leadership on the part of all
those involved in government, public life and civil society.

13. The Commission finds that the central cause of the war was endemic greed,
corruption and nepotism that deprived the nation of its dignity and reduced
most people to a state of poverty.

14. Successive political elites plundered the nation’s assets, including its mineral
riches, at the expense of the national good.

15. Government accountability was non-existent. Institutions meant to uphold
human rights, such as the courts and civil society, were thoroughly co-opted by
the executive.

16. This context provided ripe breeding grounds for opportunists who unleashed a
wave of violence and mayhem that was to sweep through the country.

17. Many Sierra Leoneans, particularly the youth, lost all sense of hope in the
future. Youths became easy prey for unscrupulous forces who exploited their
disenchantment to wreak vengeance against the ruling elite.

18. The Commission holds the political elite of successive regimes in the postindependence
period responsible for creating the conditions for conflict.

19. The Commission finds that the seeds of discontent of the late 1980s and early
1990s can be traced to the colonial strategies of divide and rule and the
subversion of traditional systems by the colonial power and successive
governments.

20. War in Sierra Leone was waged largely by Sierra Leoneans against Sierra
Leoneans. All factions specifically targeted civilians.

21. The Sierra Leone civil war was characterised by indiscriminate violence. It
broke long-standing rules, defiled cherished traditions, sullied human respect
and tore apart the very fabric of society.(SLTRCR)


Subject: Re: NEVER AGAIN SHOULD WE ALLOW THIS NONSENSE TO HAPPEN!
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 11:41:30 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-048472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.4

Message:
Is this the preamble to the SLPP or to the APC manifesto?

It is a backround that both parties and all of us share - a period of our history.
Is this not a much better period?
Are things improving or do you you think that life is sliding back, from bad to worse?


Subject: Re: NEVER AGAIN SHOULD WE ALLOW THIS NONSENSE TO HAPPEN!
From: CHIEF IN EXILE
To: All
Date Posted: 14:41:53 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Posted by Cornelius Hamelberg on April 27, 2007 at 11:41:30:

In Reply to: NEVER AGAIN SHOULD WE ALLOW THIS NONSENSE TO HAPPEN! posted by CHIEF IN EXILE on April 27, 2007 at 09:59:29:

Is this the preamble to the SLPP or to the APC manifesto
------------------------------------------------------


NO! this is the manifesto of the "next generation of leaders". Listen to what the SLTRC Report said: "...Successive political elites plundered the nation’s assets, including its mineral
riches, at the expense of the national good".


Subject: YES, THE REBEL WAR HAD SOME DEGREE OF "ETHNIC CLEANSING"
From: CHIEF IN EXILE
To: All
Date Posted: 09:47:22 04/27/07 ()
Email Address: RNMDTWO@YAHOO.COM
Entered From: at 198.24.31.125

Message:
The link between the conflict and ethnicity lies in the way in which certain factions
turned ethnicity into an instrument of prejudice and violence against perceived
opponents or those who did not ‘belong’. People of Northern origin were found to
have been targeted in the Southern and Eastern regions during the latter part of
the war. The Kamajors committed disproportionate levels of violations against
such ethnic groups as the Temne, Koranko, Loko, Limba and Yalunka. Other
reported instances of ‘targeting’ included RUF violations against, variously, the
Lebanese, Fullahs, Mandingos, Nigerians and Marakas.

(Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report)


Subject: BEST QUOTE OF THE DAY
From: True
To: All
Date Posted: 09:30:06 04/27/07 ()
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Message:

"Asking the SLPP government to enforce the laws of Sierra Leone is like asking a prostitute to enforce the law against sex for money."

Posted by Bonfin on April 27, 2007 at 03:47:22:

In Reply to: KANJI DARAMY ACCUSED OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY posted by APC on April 26, 2007 at 21:03:16:


Subject: Re: BEST QUOTE OF THE DAY
From: True
To: All
Date Posted: 10:29:18 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
NAR TRUE


Subject: QUOTE OF THE DAY
From: UN MAN
To: All
Date Posted: 08:12:40 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-050.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.50

Message:
“I have been just flabbergasted by the printed media in Sierra Leone, because their coverage has been just absolutely, to me, insane. It's so negative, and so imbalanced, and so without any kind of perspective. If there is an incidence, I don't think under any circumstances that you should not report the incidence. But don't report the problem by
itself without any sort of context”, the elections doctor says.

The media also recently signed a code of conduct for the reporting and coverage of the 2007 elections. Mr.
Valenzuela explains the job of the team he heads is to assist NEC ensure that the elections are credible. And their approach is very much proactive. He says they try to envisage potential issues and address them ahead to ensure the credibility of the elections. It's tedious work that sees him shuttling back to NEC headquarters daily, scrutinizing every procedure and policy of the Commission against international standards."--United Nations elections expert Carlos Valenzuela


Subject: Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY
From: alieu sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 09:02:30 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
Did i hear someboady say Mr Velenzuela should be sued for "Defamation" for coming out strong on the Media in Salone?


Subject: Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY
From: SAY WHAT?
To: All
Date Posted: 14:13:16 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
ASTAFULAI!!!!!!!


Subject: Did Mohammed Kallon get Nominated for the Awards??
From: Mohammed Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 07:23:56 04/27/07 ()
Email Address: totti23@hotmail.com
Entered From: pool-72-75-50-114.washdc.east.verizon.net at 72.75.50.114

Message:
Hi Forumites,
Do anyone know if Mohammed Kallon was nominated for the National Awards today ? If not, Ambassador Leigh and other insiders do you have any idea about the criteria or requirements for the award? or is it at the President's discretion ?
Thanks.


Subject: Re: Did Mohammed Kallon get Nominated for the Awards??
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 10:12:13 04/27/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-aa14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.18

Message:
Mr. Kamara, I am not an insider in the present 2nd. term administration of President Kabbah and I do not follow the making of any awards list anywhere. Sorry! - JL


Subject: Re: Did Mohammed Kallon get Nominated for the Awards??
From: concerned
To: All
Date Posted: 14:27:44 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
JL you asking whyy? Because you are not the subject. People will only post on a topic that got you as a subject. You dig?


Subject: Re: Did Mohammed Kallon get Nominated for the Awards??
From: DUMB
To: All
Date Posted: 14:35:15 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Are you so dumb you can't find the correct posting to which to direct your incorrect reply?

You blind SLPP apologists are truly blind. You are a perfect pathetic example! Heheheheheheh


Subject: Re: Did Mohammed Kallon get Nominated for the Awards??
From: concerned
To: All
Date Posted: 15:19:09 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
long day nor blame me. yet ar still smart pass the smartest person in the PMDC.


Subject: Re: Did Mohammed Kallon get Nominated for the Awards??
From: DUMB
To: All
Date Posted: 15:23:41 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
please provide the evidence ( I am assuiming that you know what that is).


Subject: " SLPP heaping perpetual.Who will save the poor?
From: IRIN News
To: All
Date Posted: 04:02:17 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
With tens of thousands of youths still out of work more than five years after the end of Sierra Leone's civil war, many say that prospects for employment will be what they demand of the new leaders they are to elect in July.

In the capital, Freetown, young men loiter on street corners, in bars and in front of televisions in cafes. Many of them are former fighters.

"They are largely illiterate school dropouts seeking a living from petty trading, narcotic drug peddling, prostitution and theft," according to a policy document on youth activities by the Ministry of Youth and Sports. It said the majority of the idle youths fled their communities during the war and gravitated to cities such as Freetown on the coast, and Bo and Kenema in the east.

The United Nations estimates unemployment to be about 65 percent in Sierra Leone. Human rights groups have warned about the potential for unemployed youths in Sierra Leone, as well as in neighbouring Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire and Guinea, to be drawn into conflict. All of those nations have experienced civil war or social upheaval in the past decade.

"Current levels of unemployment among young men and women in West Africa are a ticking time bomb for the region and beyond," according to "Youth Unemployment and Regional Insecurity in West Africa," a report published in 2006 by the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA).

"This is not just a social disaster and a huge wasted economic asset," the report said. "Ever-rising joblessness among youths and the desperation that accompanies it undermines the possibility of progress in those countries in the region that are emerging from conflict."

The report said that until the situation changes, the likelihood of having genuine peace, security and development in West Africa remains small. The general and presidential elections scheduled for 28 July will be the second elections held since the end of the decade-long civil war. The poll is widely regarded as a test for the country's peacebuilding efforts.

Scraping by

Although most youths lack jobs, some former fighters in Freetown manage to earn a little money by pushing carts made of scrap wood, called 'omolanke', to help traders transport their commodities.

"Things are not well for us young people in Sierra Leone," said 19-year-old Mohammed Kombay. When asked, few of the youths interviewed in Freetown would admit to being a former combatant.

"Most of us earn the highest amount of 10,000 Leones [about US$3]. This is very small for us when we take into consideration the high cost of living in Freetown," Kombay said.

Patricia Sowa, who is in her 20s, sells cigarettes and candy out of a wooden box. "The youth of this country need opportunities where we can work and earn at least something that would help sustain us," she said.

"Things are tough on us, and as for me I refused to join my friends in the streets to prostitute, because it is risky venture," she said. "Even this cigarette business, things are not moving smoothly. I hardly make money."

Looking ahead

The Sierra Leonean government and the UN agree that addressing youth unemployment is key to consolidating peace in the country.

"Together with international partners, the Sierra Leonean government and the UN have agreed that there is a need to provide gainful employment for these youths... We have identified them as a major factor for peacebuilding," Carolyn McAskie, UN assistant secretary-general for Peacebuilding Support, told IRIN.

"One of the big issues of the Peacebuilding Commission is finding short and longer term solutions to these problems," she said.

For its part, the Youth and Sports Ministry has launched its Youth Employment Scheme (YES) to hire youths for nationwide roadside clean-up operations.

"The key challenge facing this country after the war is the productive engagement of our young people... failure to engage in productive activities might compromise the gains in making the country peaceful and stable," said Dennis Bright, youth and sports minister.
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He said there are currently 9,000 youths hired under YES and the government hopes to take on an additional 5,000 youths.

"This YES program is helping us to gain some money that can address some of our weekly family needs," said Kanja Sillah, a 20 year-old former fighter. "But our concern is whether we will still have some permanent jobs to do, because an idle mind is a devil's workshop."

[ This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations ]


Subject: Re: " SLPP heaping perpetual.Who will save the poor?
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 14:06:16 04/27/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.8

Message:
Here is information on youth unemployment in Sleone to help direct a debate on this key issue. Yet no one is taking it up. Why? - JL


Subject: A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS!
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 23:57:25 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
You can't help but applaud what Oprah, Bono, and the people at American Idol are doing for poor Africans. But what message is their human kindness sending to potential investors?


Subject: WHAT SCHOOL JL ATTENDED IN YONIBANA?
From: QUESTION
To: All
Date Posted: 23:00:25 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip70-162-167-106.ph.ph.cox.net at 70.162.167.106

Message:
I wasn't able to read the forum since I sent that question due to tight schedule. Now, I realize that my question may have caused disconfort. I am sorry if it has. I was only curious and I dont think JL should ask for my email address and other personal info in order to reply. First of all it is Mr. JL who started to talk about this in the public(In this forum). Why not use the same forum to answer what I think a simple question unless it is causing you disconfort. Are you hiding something? This not a wunde society issue where everything should be secret.


Subject: Re: WHAT SCHOOL JL ATTENDED IN YONIBANA?
From: seydouba
To: All
Date Posted: 00:22:29 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gateway.cyberstar.com at 209.239.66.36

Message:
JL never attended any school in Yonibana.He is using the "rope -a dope "style to deflect certain embarrassing question.He is will to say he attended Albert Academy.My source told me he received is primary education in Freetown.He is using the Steven's style of deceit.
Time will tell
lonta


Subject: Re: NO SECRET AGENDA, PLEASE!
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 12:15:38 04/28/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-aa14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.18

Message:
Mr. seydouba:

Please, please! Not everyone has a secret agenda, especially for someone who has always used his real name in this forum (and never once used a moniker let alone multiple monikers or a combination of monikers and his own name).

With me, what you see is exactly what you get. Please be charitable once-on-a-while. Thank you. - JL


Subject: Re: WHAT SCHOOL JL ATTENDED IN YONIBANA?
From: Fact
To: All
Date Posted: 06:43:21 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
JL has said here several moons ago that he attended the EUB (now UMC)primary school at Yonibana and that the late Jim Funnah was his classmate. Ow una dey forget kwik so? Chai!


Subject: KANJI DARAMY ACCUSED OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY
From: APC
To: All
Date Posted: 21:03:16 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
Massaquoi and his friend Hudges are accusing the Telecom Boss of plagarizing a document from the EU.
People what is the repercusion?


Subject: Re: KANJI DARAMY ACCUSED OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY
From: ZM
To: All
Date Posted: 09:00:06 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 131.109.225.38

Message:
What in heaven's name is going on here? Assuming there are shady dealings in the way the job posting was filled, then to some degree, I appreciate someone standing up to the status quo. That being said, writing a letter to the president, albeit an open one, and then this ongoing drama seems a bit too much. Hope I am wrong.

To be this angry because Maxwell did not get a job seems to me that Maxwell feels he is actulally owed the job and the way he is defending that ownership is just as bad as whatever tribalism/cronyism/political connections or what have you that may have been used to determine the finalist. I know Maxwell had a good job over here in the US, then started a telecom consultancy. That being the case, why so desperate to get a job in Sierra Leone that could not possibly be paying a quarter of what he could and probably was making over here? I am not buying the "want to help develop my country" line.

Having embarrased the country with this latest plagiarism attack (I would support exposing Danji - if he is in fact guilty - in Sierra Leone, not internationally) I hope all his accusations are with merit.


Subject: Re: KANJI DARAMY ACCUSED OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY
From: Critical Thinker
To: All
Date Posted: 08:46:13 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: sph16-204.harvard.edu at 128.103.16.204

Message:
Separate the two issues:

Issue 1: Kanji allegedly plagiarized which would clearly be a demonstration of intellectual dishonesty. If this is true he must be held accountable for his actions.

Issue 2: Someone more qualified than Maxwell was given a job that Maxwell had applied for. Maxwell should either stop being childish or convince us that it is NOT morally corrupt for him to be given a job when he is not the most qualified applicant.


Subject: Re: KANJI DARAMY ACCUSED OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY
From: Fact
To: All
Date Posted: 08:14:10 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
I am not a fan of Kanji Daramy but the way you guys are carrying on, you just might get him public sympathy. I can sense a lot of hate and tribalism here.


Subject: Re: KANJI DARAMY ACCUSED OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY
From: Fact
To: All
Date Posted: 14:54:02 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
I said I can "sense", sensation. Feeling, intuition. need i say more?


Subject: Re: KANJI DARAMY ACCUSED OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY
From: TRIBALIST
To: All
Date Posted: 15:17:03 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
You should ne "concerned" that you have repeated the same mistake -- not being to find the right posting to reply to -- that DUMB told us about.

My question is how likely that two people can be so dumb? Mt answer: It is more likely that it is one person repeating his dumb mistake.

So, "Fact" should I call you "concerned?"

As for your saying you "sense," please tell us why you sensed tribalism.


Subject: Re: KANJI DARAMY ACCUSED OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY
From: concerned
To: All
Date Posted: 15:21:09 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
Hey nor mix me pan una stupidity en fit yai yah. Ar baig. You looser


Subject: Re: KANJI DARAMY ACCUSED OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY
From: TRIBALIST
To: All
Date Posted: 15:25:33 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
Forget the insults -- leave that to the SLPP conbention,. This is a forum of rules, not of unruliness.

Just answer the question: Tell us whty you "sensed" tribalism.


Subject: Re: KANJI DARAMY ACCUSED OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY
From: concerned
To: All
Date Posted: 15:30:40 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
why should i tell you when i do not know what you are talking about. Unlike you MR multiple monikers, i use one and only one handle...
You Mr True, Judge, Kabbah, Alieu, Olu Beckeley etc...


Subject: Re: KANJI DARAMY ACCUSED OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY
From: TRIBALIST
To: All
Date Posted: 15:33:22 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
please provide the evidence.


Subject: Re: KANJI DARAMY ACCUSED OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY
From: concerned
To: All
Date Posted: 16:10:40 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
Why don't you provide your evidence on your wild accusation about me being somebody else.
And do not push me.. this is supposed to be a discussion forum where people's identity are discrete but TRUST me, i will put you out when and if i want.


Subject: Re: KANJI DARAMY ACCUSED OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY
From: TRIBALIST
To: All
Date Posted: 01:09:39 04/28/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-aa14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.18

Message:
As I have repeatedly reminded you: Just answer the question: Tell us whty you "sensed" tribalism.

Lay off the bluster. it's boring.


Subject: Re: KANJI DARAMY ACCUSED OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY
From: concerned
To: All
Date Posted: 14:33:53 04/28/07 ()
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What is boring is your dumbfounded accusations. Why don't you go find something to do? man with multiple handles. Is that what your party is goin to practice come election day?


Subject: Re: KANJI DARAMY ACCUSED OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY
From: TRIBALIST
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Date Posted: 17:11:41 04/28/07 ()
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Just answer the question that isnnever going to go away, SLPP apologist.


Subject: Re: KANJI DARAMY ACCUSED OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY
From: concerned
To: All
Date Posted: 18:42:31 04/28/07 ()
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Message:
There is no question to answer. You big dummy.


Subject: Re: KANJI DARAMY ACCUSED OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY
From: TRIBALIST
To: All
Date Posted: 04:16:36 04/29/07 ()
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you must be an SLPP supporter! why else would be so blind that you can't see the question you have been running from?


Subject: Re: KANJI DARAMY ACCUSED OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY
From: concerned
To: All
Date Posted: 11:21:08 04/29/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
I am. And i am proud to be one. And you?


Subject: Re: KANJI DARAMY ACCUSED OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY
From: TRIBALIST
To: All
Date Posted: 09:25:22 04/27/07 ()
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"I can sense a lot of hate and tribalism here."

Please provide the evidence.



Subject: Re: KANJI DARAMY ACCUSED OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY
From: Bonfin
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Date Posted: 03:47:22 04/27/07 ()
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Asking the SLPP government to enforce the laws of Sierra Leone is like asking a prostitute to enforce the law against sex for money.


Subject: Re: KANJI DARAMY ACCUSED OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY
From: CADMUS
To: All
Date Posted: 07:18:22 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.198.250.11

Message:
I hold no brisf for Kanji Daramy, but this whole thing seem very suspect to me or to any independent observer.

1 First you seem to indicated that by not offering a Job to to a more qualified applicant, was a Criminal Offence that can be prosecuted in an appropriiate Tribunal,well...where did you study that Law.
Lucky you are not black with a Phd going for a cleaning job in a European Country and not getting it.

2 The point about the so-called coppied articled is even more bizarre.
My understanding is that the EU owned that Article. The property in the Article may still vest in the person who wrote and prepared it for the EU.
Any possible prosecution can only be brought with the consent of those in whose interest the property vests
in international Law. We are not even sure if the article was copy-right protected and restricted
Don't confuse the readers, just brcause you reproduce somene elses article does not mean you have comitted a criminal offence. Each case will depend on its own facts. Wait and see what Kanji has to say in reply.


Subject: Re: KANJI DARAMY ACCUSED OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY
From: Sam
To: All
Date Posted: 18:50:24 04/28/07 ()
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Message:
Ok, let us stop this silliness over semantics. If Kanji wrote an article in which he took portions or whole of something someone else wrote and did not credit that author/make it clear that this was someone else's work and tried to make it look like it was his own, then he plagiarised and that is serious enough for him to lose his job, because you have to wonder what other corners he is cutting. If in the article he does credit the author, then that is not plagiarising and Maxwell and co owe him a serious apology.


Subject: Re: KANJI DARAMY ACCUSED OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY
From: JUDGE
To: All
Date Posted: 09:02:39 04/27/07 ()
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Message:
Oh, you SLPP apologist! You say you hold no brief for Kani Daramay, the accused plagiarizer, and yet you proceed to submit a brief on his behalf -- just like an SLPP apologist!

Let me clear the cobwebs in your mind:

The charge of palgiarism in this case is really quite simple -- Daramy is accused of MISREPRESENTIUNG someone else's writing as his own in order to fraudulently obtain the approval of Parliament for his appointment as head of a telecommunications agency of the Salone govt.

Clearly, the underlying charge is FRAUD -- a criminal offence that requires no private individual's permission for the STATE to prosecute the accused pursuant to public policy against criminal conduct.

In addition, there is the specific charge of plagiarism, which has at least two elements, one a civil component and the other an administrative component.

As a civil matter, the owner of the stolen writing is entitled to damages for the fraudulent use of his property. Keep in mind that even an authorized user can be found to have fraudulently used the writing -- if he is found to have MISREPRESENTED as his own effort the writing that he was only authorized to reproduce while crediting the actual author.

So, it is completely irrelevant whether or not Daramy had permission to use the writing when he misrepresents that writing as his own. Your failure to recognize that simple point of law exposes your ignorance of the law of torts.

Finally, notwithstanding any criminal or civil action against Daramy in a court of law, his employer -- in this case, the govt. of Salone -- has an inherent administrative right to discipline him for violating ethical rules prohibiting blatant dishonesty by an employee. That means the govt. can discipline Daramy in addition to any legal sanction against him.

Do you now understand the law and the administrative elements attending plagiarism, CADMUS?


Subject: Re: KANJI DARAMY ACCUSED OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY
From: CADMUS
To: All
Date Posted: 11:02:12 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.198.250.74

Message:
My it please your Honour,

There is some confusion here with the english language. ..Daramy is accused of MISREPRESENTING someone elses writing as his own...? Are you trying to say that he is accused of PRESENTING someone else's writing as his own..? That will make sense.If he misrepresnt someones else writing that means he is giving a wrong meaning to the writing different from what the original writer intended...Is that what you really meant to say? I doubt it.

I am aware of the position of the Law of TORT within Civil action relationg to Plagisrism.I Agree with you that the remedy in such a civil matter is Damages..the point I made and you did not address was who brings the civil action...I was saying that only a person in whom the interest of the property is vested can have a locus standi.Is it the EU or the original writer? You did not answer that point.

You went on to talk of FRAUD. this is an interesting word which is greatly used and abused.Fraud can be prosecuted by either the State or private individual.No ones permission is required except ofcourse certain action requires the permission of the AG.

I put it to you that Mr Daramy did not comit any Fraud in Law in this instance.You or I were not privy to the interview process, but be that as it may, MR Damary was not offered the Job because those interviewing him were impressed with that piece of writing and that writing alone There must have been other reasons.What if Parliamentarians say they did not take that article into consideration and hence were not influenced by it, then Mr Daramy in Law could not have used it to his own advantage or benefited from it, a strong element in a Fraud trial.

Did Kabba appoint Mr Damary because of that article,
I doubt it.That been the case, I will submit that you alledgation of fraud is Defamatory and requires an immediate apology.

Your Honour , you seem to have misrepresnted the Law here so much so that I am worried about appearing before you anytime soon.with all due respect to your Honour.I am willing to supply you with relevant Legal authorities relating to everthing I have stated herein.It may help to refresh your memory.


Subject: Re: KANJI DARAMY ACCUSED OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY
From: JUDGE
To: All
Date Posted: 11:51:38 04/27/07 ()
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Message:
"There is some confusion here with the english language. ..Daramy is accused of MISREPRESENTING someone elses writing as his own...? Are you trying to say that he is accused of PRESENTING someone else's writing as his own..? That will make sense.If he misrepresnt someones else writing that means he is giving a wrong meaning to the writing different from what the original writer intended...Is that what you really meant to say? I doubt it."

CADMUS:

It is apparent that the law is not your only intellectual challenge. You have succeeded in convincing us that you also have problems with understanding what you read. Thereby, you cement your membership in the club of blind SLPP supporters who are notorious for never understanding what they read, as many people have said about them on this forum.

As I did with the simple points of the law earlier, let me clear your English vocabulary cobwebs from your porous mind:

The word "misrepresents" simply means to present as being what is not so. Therefore, one can misrepresent ANYONE and anything by simply presenting the person or thing as being what it is not. So, Daramy can misrepresent himself as an author. He can also misrepresent someone else's writing as his own. Both those immediately preceding sentences correctly use the word misrepresent. Your failure to understand that elementary rule of grammar exposes you as ignorant of English grammar -- just as your earlier failure to understand the law of torts similarly exposed your ignorance of legal principles.

You also wrote in total ignorance:

"You or I were not privy to the interview process, but be that as it may, MR Damary was not offered the Job because those interviewing him were impressed with that piece of writing and that writing alone There must have been other reasons."

Question: If, as you admit, you "were not privy to the interview process" how do you know that "There must have been other reasons."? Do you why many people have said that you bind SLPP apologists will say anything to try to cover up for your fellow SLPP supporters?

Finally, you claim that explaining the law underlying a charge of plagiarism constitute defamation. In that case, all legal textbooks are guilty of defamation -- if you can figure out against whom such defamation has been committed!

Sad to say, CADMUS, your problem is two-fold: First, you do not understand the law. Second, you do not understand what you read. Together, those two difficulties are fatal to any attempt to help you understand your mistakes. So, I am afraid there is not much I can do to help you. Sorry.


Subject: Re: KANJI DARAMY ACCUSED OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY
From: CADMUS
To: All
Date Posted: 06:11:38 04/28/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.198.250.15

Message:
You are a typical half baked so and so.

Why don't we have the discussion without the insult.

I will correct you again...You said Mr Daramy MISREPRESENTED an article . To mis-represent an Article he would have had to give a WRONG representation to the article for an example he would have had to say that the article said something that it did not say. This is simple plain english which even a Six year old would undrestand. You were discussing plagarism which in itself means some one presnting some one else idea as their own. If that is what Mr Daramy is suppose to be guilty of then he is guilty of Misresenting the article, not misrepresnting the article.

I am now begining to think that you are dumb, so I am not going to treat you with the respect I thought you deserve herebefore.

Your insults only goes to show how shallow you are.

There is a saying that half aknowledge is dangerous, and I think that is what you are demonstarting here.

I don't know what you do, but your insult about me not understanding the Law is the mother of all Jokes. For over 15 years I have practiced in the English Courts, I must know something.Believe me they are different from the kangaroo Courts that you are used to. By the way waht do you do?

You call me blind SLPP appologist because I said there may have been other reasons why Kanji got the Job. By insulting me instead of replying to my point shows your lack of answer, knowledge and intelligence. Anyone who have held management position and have interviewed people for position(which I suppose you never had) can tell you that various matters may be considered before a job offer is made.It is never based on just on thing, but you would'nt know that now, would you?

If you have any knowledge of law please state here with supporting Legal Authorities, only then will I now bother to reply.If you are going to get involved in an anti-SLPP tirade, with bias and rudeness, then I am not interested.I am fed up with your kind.

Mis-using words like Fraud did expose your limitaions yesterday.

Show the forumites what you know,Give me legal authoritie in support next time you want to write about the Law, then I will take you seriously.Now I know why you are not brave enough to use you real name.
From my point of view this discussion is closed.

Goodbye.


Subject: Re: KANJI DARAMY ACCUSED OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY
From: JUDGE
To: All
Date Posted: 08:14:43 04/28/07 ()
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Message:
"I don't know what you do, but your insult about me not understanding the Law is the mother of all Jokes. For over 15 years I have practiced in the English Courts, I must know something."

CADMUS:

It is not an insult to point out that you do know the meaning of the owrd "misrepresents." That is a fact, one which you have again proved by repeating the very nonsense I had already tried to teach you to avoid.

Nor is it an insult to point out that you have demonstrated that you do not know the law. That is a fact which you proved by failing to recognize that the state does not need any private individual's permission in order to prosoecute a crime.

Having showed us that you do not know English and the law, now, you come back here this morning (like a "borbor pain") to prove to us that you also can not think straight. You write the nonsense quoted above in a futile attempt to show that you know the law when your own words yesterday show clearly that you do not.

You see CADMUS, the mere fact that someone has been dumb for a long time does not change his dumbnes to cleverness. There are many dumb lawyers who have been practicing even longer than your alleged 15 years. That does not make them less dumb. And that is true for many other dummies.

Take President Kabbah for instance. He has "been practicing" running Sierra Leone for 10 years, but he has demonstrated that is even dumber at running our country than when he started in 1996! So, you see, time can make dummies become dumber.

Do you now see why you are dumb to imply that merely because you have been doing dumb lawyering for 15 years, that somehow changes your dumbness to cleverness?

I hope you will not mistake the proof I have given above as an insult, becuse it is not -- it is a fact. Just like the fact that you do not know the law. And the fact that you STILL do not what "misrepresents" means.


Subject: Re: KANJI DARAMY ACCUSED OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY
From: OUCH!
To: All
Date Posted: 12:18:34 04/27/07 ()
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Message:
Bra, ar dae baig for Cadmus. Do yar sorry for am.

Do yar nor turn Cassious Clay pan Cadmus een Sony Liston. TeeHe heheheheh


Subject: Re: KANJI DARAMY ACCUSED OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY
From: Fan
To: All
Date Posted: 09:58:00 04/27/07 ()
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Message:
Simply brilliant!


Subject: INDEPENDENCE Report Card
From: Almamy Seray-Wurie Si
To: All
Date Posted: 18:01:39 04/26/07 ()
Email Address: almamysi@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 134.74.42.16

Message:
Good Governance=C
Education=B
Peace Building=C
Colonial Mentality=F
Nepotism=D
Economy=C
Industry=E
Patriotism=C
Agriculture=C
Corruption=D (Gbateh-Kaka)
God-Fearing=C
Health=C


Subject: Re: INDEPENDENCE Report Card
From: PRINCIPAL
To: All
Date Posted: 18:24:44 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 129.49.7.126

Message:
You forgot one thing.

Internet Politicians---A
Sabi-Sabism----A
Blame Game-----A+


Subject: Re: INDEPENDENCE Report Card
From: Sylvester Johnny
To: All
Date Posted: 18:23:04 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 66.134.73.125

Message:
Did you ever attend Govt School, Jimmi Bargbo? I was wondering if you are the Seray-Wurie I knew then.


Subject: Re: INDEPENDENCE Report Card
From: Almamy Seray-Wurie Si
To: All
Date Posted: 18:44:15 04/26/07 ()
Email Address: almamysi@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 134.74.42.12

Message:
Yes..am 3412
Terminal
Mapandi River
*In the early eighties, we had 'Kondoh' and got 'Gbaguda' cheap...
Hosting OAU spoiled all that
Remember we met briefly in The Gambia


Subject: Re: KONDOH
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 11:46:05 04/27/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Message:
Who took away your school kondoh, etc.?

The APC Government spread poverty all over SLeone even unto many poor school children by eliminating the Kondoh budget from schools and cancelling Form Six monthly pocket money allowances. These pupils' benefits to help advance good education in SLeone, where all in place nationwide during all previous SLPP Administrations and upon the APC's assumption of power.

But povert spreaders took them all away without looking back.

Next, because of the adulteration of the national currency, the scarcity of foreign exchange and the provocation of massive unemployment by the driving away of white people and their businesses, pupils could no longer obtain text books as before.

Anyway, SLPP has begun the free supply of school text books, the elimination of bece exam fees and moving into other helpful areas to insure once again that genuinely quality education return to our pupils. - JL


Subject: Re: KONDOH
From: LIAR
To: All
Date Posted: 02:33:21 04/28/07 ()
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Message:
"Next, because of the adulteration of the national currency, the scarcity of foreign exchange and the provocation of massive unemployment by the driving away of white people and their businesses, pupils could no longer obtain text books as before."

Stop lying, John Leigh.

Stop your shameless colonial mentality thinking that white people are the saviours of Sa Lon.

Stop copying other people's ideas about devaluation after you had shot them down.

Stop your running away from the truth about SLPP's corruption.

Stop lying about your own corruption.


Subject: Re: INDEPENDENCE Report Card
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 10:41:57 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.85.57.177

Message:
"...Yes..am 3412
Terminal
Mapandi River
*In the early eighties, we had 'Kondoh' and got 'Gbaguda' cheap..." ASW

HOME, SWEET HOME, JIMMI BAGBO.

I will never forget my home town.


Subject: Re: INDEPENDENCE Report Card
From: SP
To: All
Date Posted: 21:55:31 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: mercury.hebrewhome.org at 167.206.175.130

Message:
i thought you went to grammar school; no mention of your upland school on you bio. false life thing


Subject: Re: INDEPENDENCE Report Card
From: Almamy Seray-Wurie Si
To: All
Date Posted: 06:36:48 04/27/07 ()
Email Address: almamysi@hotmail.com
Entered From: 24hrpc9.cpmc.columbia.edu at 156.111.18.148

Message:
Tity,
Lego me Ya!
Haw For Du..Mi Nar Krio Way Kontri Men
I lost your number...
Can you send me your number..at fatouseywurie@yahoo.com


Subject: Job Descr1ption for Sierra Leonean Ambassadors
From: African
To: All
Date Posted: 15:37:37 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Can someone please let this forum know the job descr1ption of our Ambassadors? We are made to believe Ambassador Leigh was involved in " lock doe issues" while serving as Ambassador in the US.


Subject: Re: Job Descr1ption for Sierra Leonean Ambassadors
From: Cee Bah
To: All
Date Posted: 15:49:51 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: unfpahd1.unfpa.org at 149.120.224.3

Message:
Don't you guys have anything to discuss other than John Leigh? Or can't you think of something germaine to Salone's development, economy and peace. You are making JL too big an issue, more than the man realy is.

For God sake, people of other nationalities view this forum and some of whom I work with are getting disgusted with the John Leigh mania or phobia here. Are we too small minded that we can't think of something interesting! I am so tired of this John leigh craze on this forum!


Subject: Re: Job Descr1ption for Sierra Leonean Ambassadors
From: Abu Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 15:57:34 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
You do not understand the issues. Let me try to help you understand them.

The issue is one of credibility -- of the SLPP. Leighh has appointed himself speokeman for the SLPP. So he attacks APC, PMDC and anyon else who does not support SLPP. He says Margai is undeduated, failed in H.Scool, and that he, Leigh, is interested only in the good os Sa Lon. He also says Berewa is the best leader for Sa Lon. Therefore, Leigh's credibility -- AS SLPP SPOKESMA -- is a very important issue for the country because Leigh is speaking as a high placed supporter of SLPP.

There is evidence that Leigh abused his position as ambassador. Leigh has not rebutted that evidence other than issuing a challenge for the presentation of evidence that has already been cited here.

Therefore, it is a legitimate question to ask, what are the duties of a SL amabasasador, and more particularly, whether locking the doors to the embassy while civil servants suffer in the cold is a legitimate duty of an ambassador.


The fact that you do not understand these issues should lead you to refrain from commenting on the matter -- at least until you are able to understand them


Subject: Re: Job Descr1ption for Sierra Leonean Ambassadors
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 13:22:11 04/27/07 ()
Email Address: johnernest@yahoo.com
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Message:
Mr. Cee Bah’s point and that of ITK are well taken. Please let us focus on the issues that would help make our country to be a better place rather than waste your time trying to drag one single individual down - through irrelevancies, lies, trash talk, cussing, vulgarisms and flunkey dunce argumentation.

You say the issue about me is one of credibility. Then you go on telling lies in broad daylight whilst hiding behind a chicken moniker. Here are my answers to your lies:

1. LIE: “Leigh has appointed himself spokesman for the SLPP. So he attacks APC, PMDC and anyone else who does not support SLPP.”

FACT: I have not appointed myself as spokesman for SLPP or for any other organization. I have not attacked anyone who does not support SLPP. Hundreds of thousands of people do not support SLPP. Have I ever attacked any one of them for not supporting SLPP? Who? When? Where?

My stance is not to attack but only to counter-attack. And I counter-attack only as necessary. My defense of SLPP is limited to those matters others drag me into or to correct the misinformed on related matters for which I have personal knowledge. Besides me, a number of other people speak on behalf of SLPP, PMDC, APC, etc. and I have never taken any such people as self-appointed spokespeople for the respective organizations they speak for. Nor do I speak on everything SLPP.

For one, I have humbly admitted that I do not have information to answer, and I am not interested in answering, any inquiry regarding the 2nd Kabbah Administration. Yet some moron persists that I must otherwise I am corrupt, lying and tribalist for refusing to answer such questions.

2. LIE: “He [Leigh] says Margai is uneducated, failed in H. School, and that he, Leigh, is interested only in the good of Sa Lon.”

FACT: I have never said Margai is uneducated. I have said he studied law in Ireland, uses Latinese and bombastic English Language words and phrases and does not have relevant education, training and experience in areas relevant to the economic development of SLeone such as economics, economic development, banking, finance, international investment, foreign trade, monetary policy, international affairs, diplomacy, nation-building etc., etc. This does not mean he is not educated. After all, Stevens, Momoh, Foday Sankoh and others were all educated in their own ways.

As for his high school record as a pupil, I said he was a classmate of my junior brother, Dr. Frederick Moigula, in form four at CKC, Bo. I said Fred met your man in form four after Fred passed to form four from form three. I also said that Fred passed to form five living your man in form four because he failed again. I also said your man subsequently flunked out of CKC in form four without ever going to CKC form five and graduating with his class like Fred did.
I also said that when later in life your man discovered that Fred was my brother he nearly passed out!

Lastly, it is correct to say that my interest in SLeone politics reflects my interest in the future good of SLeone. My public record speaks for itself.

3. LIE: “He [Leigh] also says Berewa is the best leader for Sa Lon.”

FACT: I never said such. I said Berewa is the best among the three declared presidential candidates on all counts as far as the 2007 elections are concerned.

4. LIE: “Therefore, Leigh's credibility -- AS SLPP SPOKESMA -- is a very important issue for the country because Leigh is speaking as a high placed supporter of SLPP.”

FACT: My credibility is not the issue at all for I am not the SLPP Spokesman. Nor am I speaking as a high placed supporter of SLPP. I have made it plain that I speak only for myself and I have tried to be as accommodating as possible to all responsible forumites who want relevant information from me provided I have such and provided it is not a repetitious request.

5. LIE: “There is evidence that Leigh abused his position as ambassador. Leigh has not rebutted that evidence other than issuing a challenge for the presentation of evidence that has already been cited here.”

FACT: No evidence has ever been presented against me on any matter for which I have not thoroughly responded. What I have heard so far is a bogus allegation by someone hiding behind a moniker and quoting a trembling crookish drunkard about a report to Mrs. Gbujama (“my boss”) is alleged to have then recommended my firing and that President Kabbah then fired me. Such rubbish!

Mrs. Gbujama served as Foreign in 1996/98. Upon the Restoration in March 1998, she became Social Welfare-Gender Minister. President Kabbah did not recall me until August 31, 2002 and only after I had told him that I was tired (having conquered) of the Washington and would like to be considered should a vacancy for his running mate in 2002 were to exist.

If any one has any evidence that I ever abused my position in DC by locking out legitimate staff, not drunkards, crooks or AFRC coupligans, let them produce it for date under their true identities.

6. “Therefore, it is a legitimate question to ask, what are the duties of a SL ambassaador, and more particularly, whether locking the doors to the embassy while civil servants suffer in the cold is a legitimate duty of an ambassador.”

ANSWER: An SL ambassador in DC is the Chief of the SL Embassy to the US. He is at once responsible to the SL President for maintaining and/or developing good relations with the US as well as responsible to the US Administration for the good behavior and conduct of all embassy personnel and the proper maintenance of SLeone Government property according to local regulations. As there was no good relations to maintain, I was pro-active in developing those relations and cleaning up the very bad image of SL diplomats in the US.

A SL Ambassador does not have the authority to lock out legitimate civil servants at all. It would also be most cruel to do so in the cold whether. However, as for locking embassy doors to keep out drunkards, crooks, privateers, idlers and ex-diplomat-coupligans, sellers of diplomatic visas obtained by false pretences, diplomatic duty-free liquor/cigarettes illicit sellers, passport arrangees, consular fee embezzlers, broke-balance con artists, defrauders of innocent SLeoneans who need consular help and ruders who shouted at and insulted innocent SLeoneans who came to the embassy for help, etc., a SL ambassador has both the responsibility and the plenipotentiary powers to do so.

In this regard, a SL ambassador also has the power to demand and use the security services of the US Government to evict and keep trouble makers at bay as I did by calling in the help of the US Secret Service personnel and State Department attorneys to help me with embassy drunkards, diplomat-coupligans, crooks, privateers, sellers of diplomatic visas obtained by false pretences, diplomatic duty-free liquor/cigarettes illicit sellers, passport arrangees, consular fee embezzlers, broke-balance con artists, defrauders of innocent SLeoneans who need consular help and persistent ruders who shouted at and insulted innocent SLeoneans who came to the embassy for help, etc.

All of the above should be done in consultation with and after the approval of the home government.

Please check the background of anyone who ever told you that legitimate civil servants were ever locked outside in the cold or in the heat during ex-Amb. Leigh’s tenure and/or while he allowed in the inside, embassy drunkards, ex-diplomat-coupligans, crooks, privateers, sellers of diplomatic visas obtained by false pretences, diplomatic duty-free liquor/cigarettes illicit sellers, passport arrangees, consular fee embezzlers, broke-balance con artists, defrauders of innocent SLeoneans who need consular help and persistent ruders who shouted at insulted innocent SLeoneans who came to the embassy help, etc.

Also, please check the time frame when the said alleged lockout incident occurred, its duration and why it took so long to come to light. Finally, please keep in mind that mere allegations do not constitute EVIDENCE.

Again, the issue in this Forum is not John Leigh and/or his credibility. The issue is: who is the best among the declared presidential candidates that are slated to be voted for on July 28, 2007 as our next president.

CONCLUSION: I hope I have helped with the above explanations or at least with some of them. If you need additional info, please produce your genuine ID to my satisfaction. Otherwise goodbye! - JL


Subject: Re: Job Descr1ption for Sierra Leonean Ambassadors
From: Abu Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 15:11:33 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
"Mrs. Gbujama served as Foreign in 1996/98. Upon the Restoration in March 1998, she became Social Welfare-Gender Minister. President Kabbah did not recall me until August 31, 2002 and only after I had told him that I was tired (having conquered) of the Washington and would like to be considered should a vacancy for his running mate in 2002 were to exist."


I have selected your most atrocious, bald faced lie, John Leigh, as an example of your chronic problem. You were FIRED by President Kabbah when HE got tired of your undiplomatic behaviour, so how could you have told him you -- and not him -- was the one who was tired? Don't you know thge difference between you and your boss, Leigh? I would lay off whatever intoxicant you were drinking when you wrote that juxtaposed piece of lie!

Since you do not know what facts mean, let me acquaint you with the facts of your firing as ambasaador:

You were fired after Kabbah finally got tired of your undiplomatic antics. They include

1. You locked out your entire staff each morning after you fell out with your deputy over shady matters.

2. In violation of Salone govt. regulations against using the ambassador's residence for personal profit, you harbored a very young female as your concubine at the official rfesidence of the ambasador on Colorado St. in Washington DC. During the night of the reception held in Maryland for Kabbah's first foreign minister, Maigore Kallon you left your live-in girlfriend at the embassy while you rode in the same car as your boss.

3. You abused the entire Limba tribe on CNN with the whole world watching.

4. When the SL govt. employees told Shirley Gbujama who had beeen aoppinted foreign Minister that you locked them out routinely in the cold, she ordered you to return the keys to the embassy's front door to the staff. But, being childish, you turned them over to your 3rd in command, in order to continue humiliating your deputy.

5. Fed up with your chronic misbehavior, Gbujama advised President Kabbah to fir you, as you were poisoning the reputation of our country inside the embassy as well as outside it in diplomatic circles in Washinghton.

6. Kabbah waited until after the 2002 elections before acting on Gbujama's recommendation to fire you.

7. You were fired by Kabbah in 2002, after the elections.

So, you can continue lying that you were tired of conquering Washington DC -- the capital of the free world -- and that is why you repaired to Makeni -- which is not even the capital of Salone, so that you could rest by challenging Berfewa for the chance to be president od Salone.

You must have been really tired, Leigh, to write such nonsense and expect anyone to believe it.

3. The foreign , allegedly over the sharing of the illegal proceeds of your visa and passport rackets


Subject: Re: Job Descr1ption for Sierra Leonean Ambassadors
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 15:19:07 04/27/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Message:
Since you do not argue rationally; you rely on lies, irrelevancies, wild baseless allegations and flunkey dunce argumentation, there is no point wasting my time with a such a mumbo tombo dumbo foolumunku idiot. Goodbye. - JL


Subject: Re: Job Descr1ption for Sierra Leonean Ambassadors
From: Abu Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 15:28:38 04/27/07 ()
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Message:
Leigh, respond with facts (if you have them) not insults, as is you wont whenever you feel cornered. Your record has been laid bare. The fact is that you were fired as ambassador. Cussing and name calling will not change that fact. In fact it will provide cummulative evidence of the very rudeness for which you were fired in the first place.

But, being dense, you can't be expected to realize that.


Subject: Re: Job Descr1ption for Sierra Leonean Ambassadors
From: ITK
To: All
Date Posted: 16:20:51 04/26/07 ()
Email Address: ishmael.taylorkamara@kmzr.com
Entered From: at 38.117.238.82

Message:
I think the question was "Don't you guys have anything to discuss other than John Leigh?"

Your answer speaks volumes. Guys, there will be crucial national elections in our country in mere months. Can we not do better than this?

Just yesterday I was reading in one of the local NYC papers that Harlem is the 8th busiest locat1on nationwide for blogs. What does that tell you? Well for starters, people who care about Harlem are actively (and responsibly, I might add) discussing issues that pertain to their 'hood. Can we Sierra Leoneans not excercise the same kind of responsible activism. This and other Sierra Leonean forums provide a wonderful opportunity for spirited debate and an exchange of ideas on how we can make Sierra Leone a better place. What we get instead is far too much pedantry, cyber-brawling and cringe-worthy nastiness.

This is truly unfair to Kabs Kanu and his team. I know we are better than this.


Subject: Re: Job Descr1ption for Sierra Leonean Ambassadors
From: Abu Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 16:29:20 04/26/07 ()
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Message:
It seems you do not understand my explanation. Let me try to make it more simple.

We are not dicussing John Leigh because he is John Leigh. We are discussing John Leigh as a self-appointed dfender of the SLPP policies in our country by examining his credibility when he makes pronouncements touting the failed record of the SLPP as one of successful management.

That is nothing more or less than what this forum is designed for -- to separate the facts from fiction. So, I don't see why doing what the forum is designed for "is unfair to Kabs."

Maybe it is unfair to SLPP fanatics who want to continue their 10-year hoodwinking of the people with their lies about APC being the party which has been running the country since 1996 -- and therefore it is the APC to blame for the SLPP's actual incompetence. But it is very fair to patriotic Sa Lon people who are not SLPP fanatics.

I wouldn't pass judgment on others about nastiness if I were you, when you are engaged in saying nasty things.

I hope you now understands if you did not before now. T


Subject: Re: Job Descr1ption for Sierra Leonean Ambassadors
From: alieu sesay
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Date Posted: 16:07:19 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
My question then to you is: Do you think an Ambassador will lock his co-workers out?


Subject: Re: Job Descr1ption for Sierra Leonean Ambassadors
From: Abu Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 16:10:48 04/26/07 ()
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Message:
YYes, if the ambassador is unfit for his job, as
leigh has shown himself to be, according to his accusers.

let me ask you this question: do you think an ambassador would call someone alphabet soup ?flunky, bangucrook, tobo, fulumunku?


Subject: Re: Ex-Ambassador, Please!
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 14:27:24 04/27/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Message:
"let me ask you this question: do you think an ambassador would call someone alphabet soup? flunky, bangucrook, tobo, fulumunku?" - Abu Kanu Moniker

I am not an ambassador. I surrendered that hat ages ago. I am now an everyday SLeonean interested in the public interest.

Next, I love using telling descr1ptions such as "alphabet-soup, flunkey, bangucrook, mumbo, tombo, dumbo, fulumunku, munku, remedial, dunce, etc." to covey a factual situation as well as the true brain ingredients of attackers who are completely reckless with lies, irrelevancies, wild, meritless accusations
and stupid arguments.

For example, the descr1ption "alphabet soup" refers to an actual soup in cans that I love to have. The pasta in that canned soup has been cut up into the form of numerous alphabet letters: A, B, C ....... X,Y,Z.

Thus if an attacker or someone he is fronting for has a reputation of hip-hopping and flip-flopping from one political party to another, e.g.: From SLPP to PNP to SLPP to APC to SLPP to NUP to SLPP to NUP to SLPP to NUP to SLPP to PMDC, such a disgusting behaviour conjures up images in my mind of alphabet letters and my favorite chicken alphabet soup. I then use this image to counter-attack. Its effective.

Thanks for your inquiry. - JL



Subject: Re: Ex-Ambassador, Please!
From: Abu Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 14:32:17 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
"I am not an ambassador. I surrendered that hat ages ago. I am now an everyday SLeonean interested in the public interest."

Mr. Leigh: An ambassador does not surrender good manners when he is fired as ambassador, even if his name is John Leigh.

As for your ungrammatical English, perhaps you should use it in an appropriate forum -- such as the everything-goes SLPP conbention. This here is a forum where rules are respected, including the rules of English grammar.


Subject: Re: Ex-Ambassador, Please!
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 15:12:50 04/27/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Message:
Mr. Abu Kanu:

Here is an excellent chance to show us your ability to write in English as well as debate the real issues important to SLeoneans. Thank you. JL
======================================================

Posted by John E. Leigh on April 27, 2007 at 13:22:11:

In Reply to: Re: Job Descr1ption for Sierra Leonean Ambassadors posted by Abu Kanu on April 26, 2007 at 15:57:34:

Mr. Cee Bah’s point and that of ITK are well taken. Please let us focus on the issues that would help make our country to be a better place rather than waste your time trying to drag one single individual down - through irrelevancies, lies, trash talk, cussing, vulgarisms and flunkey dunce argumentation.

You say the issue about me is one of credibility. Then you go on telling lies in broad daylight whilst hiding behind a chicken moniker. Here are my answers to your lies:

1. LIE: “Leigh has appointed himself spokesman for the SLPP. So he attacks APC, PMDC and anyone else who does not support SLPP.”

FACT: I have not appointed myself as spokesman for SLPP or for any other organization. I have not attacked anyone who does not support SLPP. Hundreds of thousands of people do not support SLPP. Have I ever attacked any one of them for not supporting SLPP? Who? When? Where?

My stance is not to attack but only to counter-attack. And I counter-attack only as necessary. My defense of SLPP is limited to those matters others drag me into or to correct the misinformed on related matters for which I have personal knowledge. Besides me, a number of other people speak on behalf of SLPP, PMDC, APC, etc. and I have never taken any such people as self-appointed spokespeople for the respective organizations they speak for. Nor do I speak on everything SLPP.

For one, I have humbly admitted that I do not have information to answer, and I am not interested in answering, any inquiry regarding the 2nd Kabbah Administration. Yet some moron persists that I must otherwise I am corrupt, lying and tribalist for refusing to answer such questions.

2. LIE: “He [Leigh] says Margai is uneducated, failed in H. School, and that he, Leigh, is interested only in the good of Sa Lon.”

FACT: I have never said Margai is uneducated. I have said he studied law in Ireland, uses Latinese and bombastic English Language words and phrases and does not have relevant education, training and experience in areas relevant to the economic development of SLeone such as economics, economic development, banking, finance, international investment, foreign trade, monetary policy, international affairs, diplomacy, nation-building etc., etc. This does not mean he is not educated. After all, Stevens, Momoh, Foday Sankoh and others were all educated in their own ways.

As for his high school record as a pupil, I said he was a classmate of my junior brother, Dr. Frederick Moigula, in form four at CKC, Bo. I said Fred met your man in form four after Fred passed to form four from form three. I also said that Fred passed to form five leaving your man in form four because he failed again.

I also said your man subsequently flunked out of CKC in form four without ever going to CKC form five and graduating with his class like Fred did. I also said that when later in life your man discovered that Fred was my brother he nearly passed out!

Lastly, it is correct to say that my interest in SLeone politics reflects my interest in the future good of SLeone. My public record speaks for itself.

3. LIE: “He [Leigh] also says Berewa is the best leader for Sa Lon.”

FACT: I never said such. I said Berewa is the best among the three declared presidential candidates on all counts as far as the 2007 elections are concerned.

4. LIE: “Therefore, Leigh's credibility -- AS SLPP SPOKESMA -- is a very important issue for the country because Leigh is speaking as a high placed supporter of SLPP.”

FACT: My credibility is not the issue at all for I am not the SLPP Spokesman. Nor am I speaking as a high placed supporter of SLPP. I have made it plain that I speak only for myself and I have tried to be as accommodating as possible to all responsible forumites who want relevant information from me provided I have such and provided it is not a repetitious request.

5. LIE: “There is evidence that Leigh abused his position as ambassador. Leigh has not rebutted that evidence other than issuing a challenge for the presentation of evidence that has already been cited here.”

FACT: No evidence has ever been presented against me on any matter for which I have not thoroughly responded. What I have heard so far is a bogus allegation by someone hiding behind a moniker and quoting a trembling crookish drunkard about a report to Mrs. Gbujama (“my boss”) is alleged to have then recommended my firing and that President Kabbah then fired me. Such rubbish!

Mrs. Gbujama served as Foreign in 1996/98. Upon the Restoration in March 1998, she became Social Welfare-Gender Minister. President Kabbah did not recall me until August 31, 2002 and only after I had told him that I was tired (having conquered) of the Washington and would like to be considered should a vacancy for his running mate in 2002 were to exist.

If any one has any evidence that I ever abused my position in DC by locking out legitimate staff, not drunkards, crooks or AFRC coupligans, let them produce it for date under their true identities.

6. “Therefore, it is a legitimate question to ask, what are the duties of a SL ambassaador, and more particularly, whether locking the doors to the embassy while civil servants suffer in the cold is a legitimate duty of an ambassador.”

ANSWER: An SL ambassador in DC is the Chief of the SL Embassy to the US. He is at once responsible to the SL President for maintaining and/or developing good relations with the US as well as responsible to the US Administration for the good behavior and conduct of all embassy personnel and the proper maintenance of SLeone Government property according to local regulations. As there were no good relations to maintain, I was pro-active in developing those relations and cleaning up the very bad image of SL diplomats in the US.

A SL Ambassador does not have the authority to lock out legitimate civil servants at all. It would also be most cruel to do so in the cold whether. However, as for locking embassy doors to keep out drunkards, crooks, privateers, idlers and ex-diplomat-coupligans, sellers of diplomatic visas obtained by false pretences, diplomatic duty-free liquor/cigarettes illicit sellers, passport arrangees, consular fee embezzlers, broke-balance con artists, defrauders of innocent SLeoneans who need consular help and ruders who shouted at and insulted innocent SLeoneans who came to the embassy for help, etc., a SL ambassador has both the responsibility and the plenipotentiary powers to do so.

In this regard, a SL ambassador also has the power to demand and use the security services of the US Government to evict and keep trouble makers at bay as I did by calling in the help of the US Secret Service personnel and State Department attorneys to help me with embassy drunkards, diplomat-coupligans, crooks, privateers, sellers of diplomatic visas obtained by false pretences, diplomatic duty-free liquor/cigarettes illicit sellers, passport arrangees, consular fee embezzlers, broke-balance con artists, defrauders of innocent SLeoneans who need consular help and persistent ruders who shouted at and insulted innocent SLeoneans who came to the embassy for help, etc.

All of the above should be done in consultation with and after the approval of the home government.
Please check the background of anyone who ever told you that legitimate civil servants were ever locked outside in the cold or in the heat during ex-Amb. Leigh’s tenure and/or while he allowed in the inside, embassy drunkards, ex-diplomat-coupligans, crooks, privateers, sellers of diplomatic visas obtained by false pretences, diplomatic duty-free liquor/cigarettes illicit sellers, passport arrangees, consular fee embezzlers, broke-balance con artists, defrauders of innocent SLeoneans who need consular help and persistent ruders who shouted at insulted innocent SLeoneans who came to the embassy help, etc.

Also, please check the time frame when the said alleged lockout incident occurred, its duration and why it took so long to come to light. Finally, please keep in mind that mere allegations do not constitute EVIDENCE.

Again, the issue in this Forum is not John Leigh and/or his credibility. The issue is: who is the best among the declared presidential candidates that are slated to be voted for on July 28, 2007 as our next president.

CONCLUSION: I hope I have helped with the above explanations or at least with some of them. If you need additional info, please produce your genuine ID to my satisfaction. Otherwise goodbye! - JL


Subject: Re: Ex-Ambassador, Please!
From: Abu Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 15:22:44 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
"Again, the issue in this Forum is not John Leigh and/or his credibility."

It is not the issue int this forum. It is only the issue concerning John Leigh's loquacious lies about the incompetent SLPP regime that has devastated the standard of living of the people of Salone, while corruptly enriching themselves and their corrupt hanger-ons and self-appointed prophets of deception like you. (The part about enriching their cronies and self-appointed prophets does not apply to you, since they still owe you your bribe money left after Kabbah fired you as amabassador).


Subject: Re: Ex-Ambassador, Please!
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 17:22:15 04/27/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Message:
I got some good inform! I now know who you are and your team of liars. Your man is the form four flunky, drop-out dumbo, who wants his superiors to be under him because he thinks he is entitled to dynastic benefits. He is anxious to lead but lacks the background for he lacks the requisite learning and he his arrogant and haughty.

He has a record of hip-hopping and flip-flopping from one alphabet soup party unto another such from SLPP to PNP to APC to SLPP to NUP to SLPP to NUP to SLPP to NUP to SLPP to PMDC. He has spent most of his whole life in politics only to be fired as Minister of Internal Affairs after a few years only in office because he threatened to resign if not made Kabbah’s running mate in 2002.

He was not Mr. Kabbah's choice for running mate for obvious reasons but he insisted on threatening him with resignation only to be surprised that he got fired instead. He then went back to his village land law practice.

You are also part of the group I cleaned out of the embassy during the inter-regnum. Your criminal organization within the embassy included drunkards, idlers, crooks, privateers who for years used public assets for private business, pro-coupligan staffers, sellers of diplomatic visas obtained by false pretences by defrauding the US State Department, illicit sellers of duty-free liquor and cigarettes, passport arrangees, consular fee embezzlers, broke-balance con artists, bad checks’ bouncers, defrauders of innocent SLeoneans who need consular help and rude staffers who shouted at and insulted innocent SLeoneans who came to the embassy for help, etc.

Your group arranged for Foot of State, Johnny Paul Koroma, to recall me so that the embassy could revert to its previous state as a Den of iniquities and thieves.

Members of your group were recalled to Conakry to answer for your crimes but refused to go claiming that the government is not in de facto control of Sierra Leone. You were fired and US Secret Service officers came and forcibly evicted members of your group from the embassy premises and warned you all not to go near it or face deportation.

You promptly kept your distance and ate up the money you fooled Johnny Paul into sending you. Crooks and double-crossers!

Your group's party has no credible issues or plans to publicly advocate except to boast thus: “ah go do dis, ah go do dat, way ah win”, and “join my party, I will make you dis, I will make you dat” and so on to spread poverty and more backwardness!

So you now cook up lies; invent wild, baseless allegations, rely heavily on irrelevancies and flunkey dunce argumentation, cuss, rudeness, vulgarisms, trash talk, etc.

You even thought you could double-cross your loyal foolumunku bangucrooks members, dupe Fullahs and get away with such a kindergarten stunt!

Man, you guys are truly super brilliant!!

There is thus no way debating with you could promote understanding of the issues that keep our country down and behind because it is disgusting conduct like yours that is contributing to SL’s backwardness. Goodbye. - JL


Subject: Re: Ex-Ambassador, Please!
From: Abu Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 03:24:31 04/28/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
"I got some good inform! I now know who you are and your team of liars. Your man is the form four flunky, drop-out dumbo, who wants his superiors to be under him because he thinks he is entitled to dynastic benefits."

Don't try to change the subject, Mr. Leigh, by insulting others while failing to answer for your actions. Even if all of your allegations against those whom you imagine I am associated with are true (a bif "if"), that does not change the fact that you were fired by Kabbah despite your $10,000 bribe to him to make you an ambasador.

Nor does it change the fact that you kept your girfriend on Salone govt. premises in violation of govt. rules.

It also does not change the fact that you are a tribalist who abused an entire tribe in Sa Lon, the Limbas, on CNN in 1997.

Insults against Margai and your alleged antagonists at the Sa Lon embassy and elsewhere will not change the fact that you called your present hero, Berewa, corrupt and a thief who stole the SLPP leadership at the SLPP conbention.

No, sir, Leigh the flip-flopper, the facts, as good lawyers will tell you for a fee, are very stubborn things. And they stubbornly condemn you as a corrupt, lying, flip-flopper who now adulates the very Berewa he had called a thief and a corrupt incompetent in order to try desperately to recoup your bribes money to the corrupt SLPP leadership.


Subject: Re: Ex-Ambassador, Please!
From: Felicia
To: All
Date Posted: 15:31:39 04/28/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4573708c.dyn.optonline.net at 69.115.112.140

Message:
you guys cannot be serious...is this the once vibrant ambassdor of Sierra Leone in 1997? I once listened to this guy's interview on CNN and later on BBC and I was very impressed. He seemed very outspoken and articulate. As a matter of fact, I met him later again in Pittsburgh in 2000. How did he get to this point. I am a Sierra Leone who has never been to that country and this was apparently the first Sierra Leone public Official I met. Is he still in the government? He used to know a lot about the diamonds.
Felicia


Subject: Re: Ex-Ambassador, Please!
From: The Patroit
To: All
Date Posted: 15:35:39 04/28/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Felicia, that is the John Leigh. But he is no longer what he used to be...probably suffering from oppositional Defiance Disorder and Attention deficit disorder (ADD). HE is very sick my sista and we need an emergency help to take him to the psychiatry. Since he lost that job, he has never been the same again. Please help us launch an emmergency psychiatry fund.
The Patroit


Subject: BEAUTY CONTEST
From: WORWORLIWOR
To: All
Date Posted: 14:36:34 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-050.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.50

Message:
Bo, even Gongorlee Worwor fine pass dis lady. Lord ohhhhhhh. Courtesy of Cocorioco.


Subject: Re: BEAUTY CONTEST
From: Bobson Sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 15:24:18 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
Her name is MRS APC.


Subject: Re: BEAUTY CONTEST
From: NAR U SABI
To: All
Date Posted: 16:55:25 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Who the bomp wam


Subject: Re: BEAUTY CONTEST
From: APC
To: All
Date Posted: 14:48:18 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
wae you wef reach da age dae we go see udat fine pass im compin. Enti una fit yai?


Subject: HAPPY BIRTHDAY "CHIEF IN EXILE"
From: cute chocolate chick
To: All
Date Posted: 11:09:06 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.24.31.125

Message:
Want to take this opportunity to wish Dr. Curtis-Thomas a very happy birthday. May the Lord bless and keep you always.

Stay sweet.

Your cute chocolate chick


Subject: Thanks, Baby!
From: CHIEF IN EXILE
To: All
Date Posted: 15:10:03 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Thanks, Baby !


Subject: Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY "CHIEF IN EXILE"
From: Cee Bah
To: All
Date Posted: 14:52:22 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Join you in doing so. He is definitely one of our fine forumites here. Live on Chief!


Subject: Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY "CHIEF IN EXILE"
From: CHIEF IN EXILE
To: All
Date Posted: 15:08:45 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Thanks for the sentiments expressed.


Subject: SLPP = Serious trouble
From: Rashid Mansaray
To: All
Date Posted: 11:06:48 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 71.250.218.196

Message:
Without Western Area, SLPP has only South-East and PMDC is going to take votes from them. No way in the North and Kono, so where is SLPP planning this victory they are talking about ? I think they will try to cheat but sierra leone, we know how to kill a puss that is stealing from us. SLPP is in serious trouble.


Subject: Re: SLPP = Serious trouble
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 11:38:27 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Can you tell the difference between your left and right?
East is East and West is West. Get your geography right. Do you mean that the SLPP "only" has the South -West or as you say ”has only the South-East" - the Kono East?
In a real democracy, things like this can happen and


Subject: Re: SLPP = Serious trouble
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 11:33:48 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
You can tell the difference bewteen your left and right?
East is Esat and West is West. Get your geography right. Do you mean that the SLPP "only" has the South West or as you say " has only the South-Esat" - the Kono East?

In a really democracy, things like this can happen


Subject: SO WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH HERE?
From: CHIEFDOM POLICE
To: All
Date Posted: 10:54:54 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.24.31.125

Message:
Re: WHAT ARE JOE JONES' CROOKISH RECORD?
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Posted by John E. Leigh on April 26, 2007 at 09:17:19:

In Reply to: Re: WHAT SCHOOL JL ATTENDED IN YONIBANA? posted by Joe James on April 26, 2007 at 04:20:25:


Dear Joe James:

You are probably one of those idlers that turned the embassy groundfloor into a Rum Bar so that by Noon, M-F, you were all dead drunk - until I sent you guys packing. Something you hated very much!

I never locked the staff out at any time. This is a new invention concocted by drunken crooks years after I departed.

Embassy access was controlled by others besides the chief of Mission. I had my own keys but several others (three or four staffers) had their own keys and one of them had the primary responsibility to open the embassy and readying it for business.

Besides, I showed up for work most days at about 8:00AM. You drunks showed up at ten.

If we check your background, you will be shown to be a drunk and a crook who passed bad checks and as someone who routinely stole consular fees, lied to the State Department to defraud them of diplomatic visas for which you charged your contacts $1,500.00 each; made crookish passport deals; obtained duty-free liquor under false pretences and re-sold such liquor for private gain and used embassy property to secretly conduct you private commercial business.

The above were the exact practices I found upon arrival in DC and which I terminated - but only after a generous warning and adjustment period - without fear or favor but to your utter hatred. - JL
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Posted by Joe James on April 26, 2007 at 09:31:11:

In Reply to: Re: WHAT ARE JOE JONES' CROOKISH RECORD? posted by John E. Leigh on April 26, 2007 at 09:17:19:


"I never locked the staff out at any time. This is a new invention concocted by drunken crooks years after I departed."

The only drunken person at the embassy was you, John Leigh: You were power drunk!

Of course, being a liar, you would deny your anti-social and rude behavior to the staff at the embassy. But we know from your record of rudeness and lies on this forum (check out the archives) that you are indeed n overbearing, anti-social megalomaniac.

And we know that your lock-door tantrum when your deputy disagreed with you is one the many reasons that the foreign minister finally recommended to Kabbah that, $10,000 bribe or no bribe to Kabbah, you should be fired. And you were fired.

Why don't you go ahead and deny that too, Mr. liar.


Subject: Re: THIS IS FOR MULTIPLE MONIKER USERS?
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 11:46:58 04/26/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.8

Message:
Posted by John E. Leigh on April 26, 2007 at 11:20:05:

In Reply to: Re: WHAT ARE JOE JONES' CROOKISH RECORD? posted by Joe James on April 26, 2007 at 09:31:11:

Mr. Joe James:

You do not have the facts. You are making things up in anger because of the impulsion in one party due and the coming saturation bombardment of the other party.

There will be no second round.

For your information I donated $20,000 directly to SLPP NEC in cash to help finance the 1995/96 presidential and parliamentary elections ($10,000 in November 1995 and $10,000 in late February 1996) so that SLPP would win after 30 years in the political wilderness while our country suffered nation-wrecking. And we won.

Next, the decision to recall me from Washington was the president alone. Nobody ever recommended my recall. It was he's alone and I am sure he had his reasons. It is his absolute right and I respect his right to pick the team and policies he wishes to have/pursue.

Aren't those the same policies and people - that excluded someone with my ideas - that your flunkey group was organized to democratically remove because you deem them failures? Didn't you want me to be part of your dunce group to help your school-dropout hero get rid of Kabbah?

Didn't your leading people praise my ideas and badly wanted my participation in your munku dunce fahlahmahkahtah alphabet-soup political group simply because of my record in offices and public reputation?
But because I refused to be associated with your rubbish outfit, I am suddenly no good because Kabbah whom you hate, fired me? Isn't this sour grapes?

So Kabbah recalled me? So what? So Kabbah fired Margai as Internal affairs minister before he fired me because Margai threatened to resign if not made the 2002 running mate - as the president himself told me? So what?

So the president fired Dr. Jalloh. So what?

So the president fired John Leigh, so what?

So President Siaka Stevens sacked, arrested and executed PC N'Silk, Dr. Mohamed Forna, Alhaji Tarqui, etc.! So you rub it in on the families of N'Silk, Forna and Tarqui?

So Charles Taylor, Idi Amin, Mobutu, Bokassa, etc. fired this or that minister, this or that doctor, this or that ambassador, this or that board chairman, this or that official and had them jailed and/or executed!
So think it is smart that you blame the sacked? The jailed? The executed? Is that how you reason? Whatever your president does is good? Yet you want to remove him with your rubbish double-cross tactics?

So Obasanjo was cashiered and jailed by Abacha! So what?

So Sheku Toure fired and executed Ambassador Diallo and several mothers! So you are happy? Any thing a president does, goes?

So President George Bush fired Colin Powel and this or that truthful professional for telling the truth about Iraq! So what?

Who was in error in all of the above firings, sackings, jailings and executions? Everything a president ever does is automatically always right by you? Right?

Man, get a life and don't let some president's decision to fire an underling dominate your entire life. If all you have against a political opponent is a bad decision by another politician, then you have absolutely nothing against your opponent that voters care about.

As for my tenure in DC, I know that I cleaned up the incompetence and corrupt mess at the embassy, whacked the AFRC/RUF to point of eviction and ultimate defeat, garnered huge military help for ECOMOG and humanitarian aid for our people and I brought respect for the abilities of SLeonean worldwide.

Evaluate for yourself what has happened in DC since I departed!

What have you ever done for your Party? Your country? Your alma mater? Your home community? Or even for your family?

Have you ever donated up to $1,000.00 at any time for any cause such as: Education? Democracy? Social improvements in your community, etc.?

Are you a taker or a giver? What have you ever achieved in life? Have you ever risen to the position of receiving a presidential appointment? How did you handle any such appointment? Or are you still a phontobah?

Keep all the answers to yourself.

Since you come across as a tombo-dumbo foolumunku idiot who rely on flunkey dunce argumentation, I must bid you goodbye. I believe you are too Low Grade of a SAN SAN dunce to learn from someone like me. Thank you and goodbye, you stupid drunkard! - JL



Subject: Re: THIS IS FOR MULTIPLE MONIKER USERS?
From: BEHAVE YOURSELF
To: All
Date Posted: 11:48:52 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
John, please stop insulting people. Try to present your case without insulting people. Aren't you supposed to be a lawyer?


Subject: Re: THIS IS FOR MULTIPLE MONIKER USERS?
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 17:49:13 04/26/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.8

Message:
Mr. BEHAVE YOURSELF:

Please don't get upset at my style when I am dealing with lowlifers. Based on the feedback I am getting from all over, it is highly effective. My counter-attackers have devastated the opposition.

For your information, no actually known individual is being insulted. Every one of my detractor is using a fake name in this forum. The same individual is using several. Therefore, no one is being truly insulted.

A few attackers in this forum are abusing the use of monikers and using flunkey dunce argumentation, irrelevancies, desperate lies, wild, baseless-meritless allegations - some going back to 1996 but suddenly regurgitated with a whole new twist of lies - in a carefully synchronized and coordinated scheme to waste my time and divert my attention.

To reign in on the gross abuse of monikers, I must be certain of their true identities at all times. This alone will reduce the number of attackers. Otherwise, the stupidities will continue unabated.

Next, we must set rules and agree on the relevant issues to be debated as well as the standard of proof required to back up allegations and agree on other relevant matters.

Otherwise, I am only too happy to continue what I am doing ("faul way nor yeri she, go yeri stone")and communicate with whomsoever meet my terms. As you can tell, it is me the opposition want to engage but they don't want to meet my terms. They will get nowhere.

Even so, I appreciate your intervention. Please note that I have a completely different style when dealing with civilized SLeoneans. Thank you. -JL


Subject: Re: THIS IS FOR MULTIPLE MONIKER USERS?
From: Maggai
To: All
Date Posted: 11:57:14 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
asay john leigh don wild..


Subject: Re: SO WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH HERE
From: beriwa
To: All
Date Posted: 12:03:48 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
me say, Judge don expose john leigh ihn boku lie dem.Nar dis dem kin say, all tem for tiffman, one day for master ose. John Leigh him master ose don cam tiday. tehee


Subject: Re: SO WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH HERE?
From: APC
To: All
Date Posted: 11:11:32 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
Well i would have to disagree with you on the burden. It lies with both of them. Probably more on Mr james.
Mr James has to show/tell us whether Mr Liegh's accusations are true or false.


Subject: Re: SO WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH HERE?
From: Judge
To: All
Date Posted: 11:18:22 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
You are obviously not familiar with the concept of burden of proof. Mr. James has no burden to "show/tell us whether Mr Liegh's accusations are true or false." It is Leigh who made accusations who has the burden to prove his accusations.

To me, Jones has carried his own burden of proof. He has cited the foreign minister (I belive that was Ms. Shirley Gbujama) as the one who recommended to President Kabbah that Leigh be fired for undiplomatic behavior. Leigh has nor rebutted that evidence. Nor has Leigh denied that he was fired as ambassador to the USA by President Kabbah.

On top of that, Leigh himself has admitted here that he gave a check for $10,000 to the SLPP before the elections, after which he was appointed ambassador. So, it is proven that Leigh paid the SLPP and after that he got a job.

By contrast, Leigh has cited no evidence for his own allegations. Let him name names like JOnes has done.


Subject: Re: SO WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH HERE?
From: alieu sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 11:38:24 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
In your haste to debunk ones pot, you clearly fail to read what you right. acusing one of not knowing what is burden of proof and that James does not have a burden of proof and later in te same reply says "To me, Jones has carried his own burden of proof. He has cited the foreign minister (I belive that was Ms. Shirley Gbujama) as the one who recommended to President Kabbah that Leigh be fired for undiplomatic behavior".
So what is it?


Subject: Re: SO WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH HERE?
From: Judge
To: All
Date Posted: 11:49:59 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
You are not making sense.


Subject: Re: SO WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH HERE?
From: APC
To: All
Date Posted: 12:05:58 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
Thats because your initial reply to me did not make sense. You see how you should read before posting?


Subject: Re: SO WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH HERE?
From: Judge
To: All
Date Posted: 12:09:29 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
That is not the reason. Your inability to express yourself has nothing to do with anyone but yourself.

Pose a sensible question.


Subject: Re: SO WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH HERE?
From: concerned
To: All
Date Posted: 14:35:05 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
You are wrong for that. Accusing the "APC" illitracy


Subject: Re: SO WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH HERE?
From: concerned
To: All
Date Posted: 11:31:13 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
Different monikers, same person. Mr lawyer( PMDC) i thought you were APC? What is happening to you? Or you dae set fire.


Subject: Re: SO WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH HERE?
From: Judge
To: All
Date Posted: 11:35:25 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Stick to the issue of Leigh's corrupt tenure as ambassador to the USA.

Like someone told you before, patriotic Saloneans discuss issues relevant to Sa Lon. Unpatriotic SLPP fanatics prefer to discuss personalities.

We are not interested in the usual SLPP corruption in trying to change the subject from the destructive record of the SLPP and its agents of destruction ike John Leigh who violated not only the Sa Lone embassy and the Sa Lone ambassador's own residence.


Subject: Re: SO WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH HERE?
From: alieu sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 11:39:47 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
so are you James, Alieu, etc etc?


Subject: Re: SO WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH HERE?
From: Judge
To: All
Date Posted: 11:47:08 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Stick to the issues, please. Avoid personalities, if you can.


Subject: Re: SO WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH HERE?
From: alieu sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 11:48:14 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
alright i will. just making sure.


Subject: Re: SO WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH HERE?
From: APC
To: All
Date Posted: 11:22:13 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
Are we talking about the same issue? The embassy lock down? If not then my bad..


Subject: Re: SO WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH HERE?
From: Independent Observer
To: All
Date Posted: 11:00:45 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
As an objective observer, it seems to me that John Leigh is not telling the truth.

The fact that he has failed to state why he was fired by President Kabbah as Sa Lon ambassador is an indication that he knows that doing so could confirm the incident at the embassy where he locked out his staff because his deputy disagreed with him.


Subject: Re: SO WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH HERE?
From: Cee Bah
To: All
Date Posted: 14:17:51 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: unfpahd1.unfpa.org at 149.120.224.3

Message:
I wonder what has happened to the term "independent".
The so called independent observer, does the president of Sierra Leone need to explain to someone why he/she was fired? How can the person who was fired know why he/she was fired?

Look here guys, the only person who can adequately answer that question is Pa Kabbah himself, who according to the consitution can hire and fire at will.

"Burden of proof"? Who made the initial allegation and what were the premises for that allegation? If you say that someone was corrupt, in this advanced world you provide evidence of corruption. I cahllenged John Leigh in the events leading to the SLPP convention and immediately after that if he thinks Berewa as he claimed then was corrupt, he should provide us with evidence and help us rid our country of that vice(especially since he is a lawyer). It turns out that he has abandoned that stance.

Additionally, on the question of Mr. Leigh bribing for his position, I think that that is absolutely unfair and entirely unfounded. The man, like any other member of a political party has the right to contribute to his party which he did. In the US currently, tycoons and others are conrtibuting big sums to their parties, you can not call that bribery. These parties rely on such contributions to survive. Ask Charles Margai, he will tell you the importance of Femi and those who contributed to his fundraising tour.

Finally, we must demand standards of others that we meet for ourselves. I urge Mr Leigh to desist from using obscenities in this forum. I understand that at times he is a subject of unicivilised and frivolous attacks but he shoud not fall into the pit of uncivility with his attackers. That is just my view.


Subject: prediction 2007 elections
From: DK
To: All
Date Posted: 08:06:50 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 213-84-242-179.adsl.xs4all.nl at 213.84.242.179

Message:
Berewa and supporters will go all out to rig the elections. On that day, there will be no rain but previous deluge will make it difficult for the people to access the roads.
The pattern the SLPP will use is to stuff ballot papers like the case in Nigeria. Infact, the Sierra Leonean ambassador in Nigeria has come up with strategies drawn from the concluded elections in NIgeria to rig the vote in July.
My predication is this; Berewa will not able to govern if he enters State House with a fraud ticket. Sierra Leoneans from all quarters will make the COu ntry ungovernable.
I see Maada Bio facing the court and i see mass exodus of SLPP supporters embracing another party. Some SLPP supporters will deny their leaders as JUdas did. Many will apologise and the people will forgive them.
Sierra Leone will redeem itself if she votes Ernest Koroma.
Charles Margai will provide an alternative to the leadership and his pMDC will only be a force to reckn if its membership stop bickering.


Subject: Re: prediction 2007 elections
From: NAR U SABI
To: All
Date Posted: 08:43:40 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-153-192-81.range81-153.btcentralplus.com at 81.153.192.81

Message:
Sierra Leone will redeem itself if She votes Ernest Koroma.DK KAK FINE Its SLPP all the way


Subject: SLPP LITERALLY ON FIRE - COCORIOKO NEWS
From: Albert Moinina
To: All
Date Posted: 06:31:02 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 218.248.0.180

Message:
CULLED FROM COCORIOKO

SLPP CAMPAIGN T-SHIRTS REJECTED IN MADINA TOWN

By Joseph Kamanda


Supporters of the incumbent Sierra Leone Peoples Party and Member of Parliament , Hon. Manso Dumbuya, otherwise known as "Mansamantic" in Madina, in the Tonko Limba Chiefdom, last Saturday handed over two hundred and fourteenthshirts to members of the All Peoples Congress with inscr1ption reading ; ˇ§victory SLPPˇ¨ but the shirts were not only rejected but some were burnt, following a meeting held at the Tonko Hall in Madina town.

One of the ladies who rejected the t-shirts, "Bad Nine" told COCORIOKO.NET that she refused to use the shirt because so many people had been victimized for not supporting the SLPP.


She added that she has been stopped by SLPP supporters in Madina town from passing in front of the SLPP Madina chairmanˇ¦s house ˇ§because I rejected to wear the t-shirt in support of Hon. Manso who is the SLPP candidate in the constituency.ˇ¨


According to an anti- drug activist, Edward Konteh, SLPP supporters handed over to him at first fourteen t-shirts PRONOUNCING Hon. Manso Dumbuya as a parliamentary candidate in the constituency.


Subject: Re: SLPP LITERALLY ON FIRE - COCORIOKO NEWS
From: Almamy Seray-Wurie Si
To: All
Date Posted: 06:45:29 04/26/07 ()
Email Address: almamysi@hotmail.com
Entered From: 24hrpc7.cpmc.columbia.edu at 156.111.18.146

Message:
Disturbing news and we pray that our mentality change (beginning with the literate to non-literate or miseducated, uneducated, and refuse to be educated)
Its a shame that people of Madina (named after our Prophet Muhammad (SAW) holy place burn T-Shirts
A well good Catholic School continues to enlighten locals.
My Karamokoh, Alhaji Shiekh Muhammad Al-Amin Turay is from there. he is now resident in Freetown though as Chief Imaam of Limba Central Mosque at Sanders Street..
I thought Manso was a Foulah Town Boy..
I do not think positive SLeoneans are happy to hear of such backwardness


Subject: ETHNICITY AND DEMOCRACY,MR JOHN L
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 05:18:36 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
Mr.JL,dont you think that Kabbah is a failure?what about the slpp?There wasn't a competent mende to head the party instead of a man who has a bad record on corruption?this is a man who almost perished the SLPMB.This is a man whose brief case was stolen in a hotel with thousands of dollars in it.Just imagine a leader travelling with such a huge amount of money.You talked about institutional building before embarking on the economy on your previous posting.Slpp had ten years without a step towards that goal.The institutions are more disfunctional today than the days of Siaka Stevens.I met a fullah in Germany who was boasting to acquire a Sierra-Leonean passport at any time he needs it whilst living in Germany,I think he owes a Guinean passport.The infrastructure in Sierra-leone is in the middle ages,living standards the worst in our universe,Sierra leoneans are second class citizens in their native land.Isn't it frivolous for you to say the slpp is prioritizing its goals on institutional building?What are the norms of democracy?I think one of them is the rule by the majority.But Sierra-leone is always an exceptional where the minority are dominant in all the spheres of our lives either economically or politically.Have you ever heard of a mende,temne,limba,kono,etc of holding a high political office in Guinea or Liberia forget about contesting to be a president,that is only possible in Sierra-leone.Unless the majority tribes and the indigenous work together our nation will never attain its development goals and not to talk about globalization.Most foreigners in our nation are opportunist who are destructive to the state.Have we got a citizen by birth like the U.S?we have got some tribes living in Sierra-Leone,Guinea,Liberia and Mali but that doesn't mean any one will just come in and to be a citizen the next day.We have to live by the norms of democracy while securing the rights of the minorities.I spent most of my holidays during school days with my brothers in Kono,and one thing that was folly was,the konos prefer to give the land to the lebanese,marakas and guinea fullahs instead of their fellow Sierra-Leoneans is that not a sick mentality?If you are treated as an alien in your country.We should stop this odious act now so that we can give hope to the next generation because this one is already lost.I love my country and I am proud of it,but we still have some elements out there who are just ready to dash out the hopes and potentials of the people of that nice country.To be continued sir.



Subject: Re: ETHNICITY AND DEMOCRACY,MR JOHN L
From: CADMUS
To: All
Date Posted: 11:21:15 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.198.250.3

Message:
MUSA KAMARA,

When I read the first two lines of your posting, I knew that you are another ignorant buffoon... I will just correct that statement....'there was'nt a competent Mende to head SLPP.....' Ofcourse people like you with supercilious mind-set can never be educated. Time and again SlPP supporters on this forum have made it more than clear that SLPP is not a Mende Party, it is not now and never has been. Having a majority of Mende people supporting the Party does not make it a Mende Party.Since you think you know it all, tell me how many Mende leaders has SLPP had since it was formed? remember I said 'MENDE'When you answer this question, then you will hang your head in shame..I know the answer , but Do you? SLPP is a Party for all Sierra Leoneans, and we strive to get the best people to lead the party what ever their tribe, we may not succeed each and everytime but that is our aim and motive.That is what we do.


Subject: Re: ETHNICITY AND DEMOCRACY,MR JOHN L
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 10:06:09 04/26/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.8

Message:
Dear Mr. Kamara:

As Mr. Seray-Wurie as indicated, I have addressed the issues you've raised here long ago and in detail. But I will recap for your convenience but only on this occasion:

1. I am not here to defend the 2nd. Kabbah Administration. I simply do not have the facts.

But in all fairness to President Kabbah, he has succeeded in several areas: Ending the war and bringing in peace. He has also laid the foundation for economic and social development and has initiated effective programs in those ares by building/renovating: surfaced roads, markets, health clinics, schools, community centers, toilets, extended banking services into the interior, extensively renovated Lungi Airport, government secretariats, the national stadium, bus service in Kaffu Bullom and elsewhere and so on.

Could he have done much more? Its possible but the damage inflicted upon the people of SLeone cannot be overstated. The war was a catastrophy!.

Under Kabbah, SLPP has engaged in nation-building, not nation-wrecking!

2. Mr. Berewa will continue where President Kabbah left off. In addition, he will bing in his own innovations. Mr. Berewa has made it known that unlike marginalizers, poverty spreaders and nation-wreckers, he is committed to inclusion, povery elimination and nation-building.

We have to be patient. SL Government is on the dole because local sources of taxation and public revenues dried up ever since APC began expelling international tax-paying businesses and white people from Sierra Leone in the late 70s.

President Kabbah has begun inviting white people, their technology and their capital back to SLeone. It is a very difficult process because our country's reputation was badly damaged by APC financial chicanry the RUF war of barbarity and by the AFRC/RUF coupligan disaster.

Next, SLeone is a multi-ethnic society. So if a Guinean Fullah holds a SLeone passport, I won't be surprised at all. Many, many SLeoneans also hold Guinean and Liberian passports. If people meet the legal requirements, they should be granted their entitlements. What's wrong with that?

I do not see any point in getting annoyed at successful people. Getting annoyed merely increases frustration and disappointment. Instead, learn what they are doing right and emulate them; then beat them at it. After all, it is your country too! Never get jealous. Get even!

As for land in Kono, many, many Northerners are domiciled there and doing excellent minning and others businesses. There is even a large APC presence in Kono. If certain individuals are unsuccessful in getting minning plots in Kono, I believe they ought to try other approaches. Learn from successful prospectors, see how they are getting land and immitate their tactics. Do not let suspicions of tribalism stop you from being successful, please?

Konos will transfer minning plots if the capital and business reputation are there. That's my experience.

I must go now. I believe I have addressed your key concerns. Thank you. - JL


Subject: Re: ETHNICITY AND DEMOCRACY,MR JOHN L
From: Question
To: All
Date Posted: 11:11:30 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
" I am not here to defend the 2nd. Kabbah Administration. I simply do not have the facts."


Were there two -- or one -- Kabbah who served as president of Sa Lon?

If there is only one Kabbah -- and therefore, a single unbroken record under President Kabbah -- how could you claim to defend part (but not all) of the same Kabbah's administration?

No wonder you have been called dishonest and corrupt, Mr. Leigh. You are indeed corrupt and dishonest.


Subject: Re: ETHNICITY AND DEMOCRACY,MR JOHN L
From: Question
To: All
Date Posted: 11:42:10 04/26/07 ()
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Clearly, you don't understand that Kabbah's record is an unbroken one.

If you did, you would understand that it makes no sense to seek to differentiate the unbroken record of incompetence and corruption under president Kabbah.

There is one -- and only one -- Kabbah administration. That means that Kabbah has been president from 1996 until now (save for the AFRC coup). Therefore, talking about two administrations is like John Leigh claiming that he was amdassador 365 times every year -- one for each day that he locked out his staff in the Washington, DC cold while they waitwed for him to show for work at his convenience.


Subject: Re: ETHNICITY AND DEMOCRACY,MR JOHN L
From: Gambler
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Date Posted: 11:46:36 04/26/07 ()
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Accept the fact. You made an honest mistake. Ownup as man/woman or as a sierra leoenean. Bringing up excuses will not change it.


Subject: Re: ETHNICITY AND DEMOCRACY,MR JOHN L
From: Question
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Date Posted: 11:53:29 04/26/07 ()
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What fact? That there are two President Kabbahs when sober people know that to be untrue?

I am not a blind SLPP supporter, you know. I do not see a an incompetent, corrupt and pot-bellied man like Berewa and call him a fit, flat-stomack, competent leader -- like John Leigh did, as he tries to recover his bribes to Berewa and Berewa's equally coorrupt boss, Kabbah.


Subject: Re: ETHNICITY AND DEMOCRACY,MR JOHN L
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Date Posted: 13:00:41 04/26/07 ()
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"What fact? That there are two President Kabbahs when sober people know that to be untrue?"
No dummy that there are two terms and that Leigh is right in saying he served in first administration and not the second administration. Mr Leigh did not tell you there are two President Kabbahs.
Thats how you mislead people. PMDc lie man.


Subject: Re: ETHNICITY AND DEMOCRACY,MR JOHN L
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Date Posted: 13:14:39 04/26/07 ()
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To me, Question is right. You miss the point that Question is making. Whether there are two or ten administrations, the fact remains that a President who has run a country for an unbroken period has one -- and only one tenure -- as Question told you guys.

So, because Kabbah has served for an unroken period, not counting the coup, he has one -- and only one tenure as president of Salone. Therefore, his administration spand the entire period.

The fact fact that John Leigh was fired by Kabbah in 2002 does not transform Kabbah's unbroken administration into two different ones -- a "Before John Leigh Was Fired" administration and "After John Leigh was Fired" administration. That is a figment of Leigh's self-serving imagination in order for him to try to escape answering the question about Kabbah's adminsitration.

If one buys into Leigh's flawed reasoning, then, only people who served in Kabbah's admninsitration would be qualified to shed light on it -- pure nonsense.

John Leigh should stop hiding behind his lies about there being more than one Kabbah presidency and answer the question he was asked.


Subject: Re: ETHNICITY AND DEMOCRACY,MR JOHN L
From: Cee Bah
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Date Posted: 14:44:00 04/26/07 ()
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It is so clear on this forum that so many people allow their sense of objective and rational reasoninig to be clouded by sentiments and passion. I mean when issues are raised, people look for such trivialities like, whether there were two admins under Kabbah or not. We all know that Kabbah has been president for two terms and we all know what JL meant in his response. Why the unfortunate fuss?

Gentlemen and ladies(since most of you would prefer to hide your identities), I like the fact that you all sprint at any of JL's posting but I think by over focssuing on him as a person you are not engaging the man on the crucial issues. I was expecting to see people then engaging him on the "first admin's" record, the question of tribe politics andthe related issues in his posting but to allow all your postings to be so directed at such an insignificant portion of his comments is just ludicrous!


Subject: Re: ETHNICITY AND DEMOCRACY,MR JOHN L
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Date Posted: 16:01:32 04/26/07 ()
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"We all know that Kabbah has been president for two terms and we all know what JL meant in his response. Why the unfortunate fuss?"

So you are now the "knower" of what every one knows -- even people you don't know!

Boy, you SLPP fanatics can say or do anything to try t6o cover up for your failed and corrupt leaders and their mouthpieces llike John Leigh.


Subject: Re: ETHNICITY AND DEMOCRACY,MR JOHN L
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Date Posted: 15:27:04 04/26/07 ()
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Backed by the fact that it comes from an Elder of the clan using different monikers to attack the man.


Subject: Re: ETHNICITY AND DEMOCRACY,MR JOHN L
From: concerned
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Date Posted: 11:16:39 04/26/07 ()
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"Kabbah Administration". Administration not the President. The terms, not the Human-being.
He served in the first term as Ambassador. And Kabbah had/has two terms.


Subject: Re: DEMOCRACY & MORONS
From: John E. Leigh
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Date Posted: 11:29:36 04/26/07 ()
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Mr. concern:

Thank you very much. My detractors are mostly flunkies and slow thinkers - Low Grade Morons. They don't understand! Yet they want to play big shot but they will get nowhere. Thanks again. - JL


Subject: Re: DEMOCRACY & MORONS
From: Question
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Date Posted: 11:46:19 04/26/07 ()
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You don't have detractors. You have S/leoneans who point out your lies -- and thus set the record straight regarding your bribery, lock-door abuse of power, tribalistic comments against Limbas on CNN, using the Sa Lon ambassador's residence to house your live-in concubine, and other corrupt,macts for which your boss, the foreign ministewr rcommended that the president of Sa Lon fire you. And President Kabbah did fire you, John Leigh.

Does that make President kabbah your "detractor?" Hardly. You are one self-deluded, corrupt man, Mr. Leigh.


Subject: Re: DETRACTORS & MORONS
From: John E. Leigh
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Date Posted: 12:14:05 04/26/07 ()
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You are making up lies as you go ahead. You don't have a single truthful thing against me.

I made two campaign contributions to help my party win. If you call that bribery, it shows how much you do not understand about modern democracy.

Who should get appointed to public office if they are helpful and are eminently qualified technically as well? Or people who don't contribute at all and are crookish, sour grapes and tombo-dumbos?

Next, I did an excellent job in DC. If another could have done a much better job, tell us.

Third, I got AFRC Couligan agents out of the embassy and throughout my term of office there was no security breach. No legitimate embassy staff member was ever locked out. If you know of any, please tell us.

I made no tribalistic comments against Limbas in CNN. I challenge any one to produce the video. Ishmael Yillah said he would a long time ago but has not yet done so. Here is an excellent chance for you detractors to prove a specific allegation against me because if it is true, CNN tapes can lay the matter to rest.

I never had a live-in concubine in the SLeone embassy residence at any time.

I am not aware if any recommendation to fire me from any foreign minister to President Kabbah. If you do, show me and tell us when and the disposition of any such recommendation.

President Kabbah recalled me in August 2002. Who was the foreign Minister then?

President Kabbah has never been my detractor. My detractors are people like you telling lies in the forum because of your sour grapes. Your allegations are all rubbish lies.

Unless you prove you allegations against me, I will not respond further to the lies in this posting. - JL


Subject: Re: A RECORD OF CORRUPTION
From: Question
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Date Posted: 12:41:53 04/26/07 ()
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"I made two campaign contributions to help my party win. If you call that bribery, it shows how much you do not understand about modern democracy."

How many campaign contributors ended up being given an ambassador to the USA job? only you, sir. So, it is not a mere campaign contribution when someone pays money to the SLPP leader in echange for a promise of a job. That is bribery.

You ought to know the difference by now, giben the number of times I have spelt it out.

"I am not aware if any recommendation to fire me from any foreign minister to President Kabbah. If you do, show me and tell us when and the disposition of any such recommendation."

You don't have to be aware of a fact for it to be a fact. As I have already told you, your boss, Shirley Gbujama was appaleed when the staff at the Washington DC embassy complained that you had started locking them out in the cold after your deputy disagreed with you., even though they had nothing to do with your quarrel with your deputy.

Ms Gujama told you that it was very wrong for you to lock out civil servants working in the Sa Leone embassy -- not your personal home. You tehn sheepishly agreed to hand back the keys to the staff. But instead of handing them to your deputy, you handed them to a junior staff -- thus continuing to humiliate your deputy.

When your actions were reported to the Ministery of Foreign Affairs, the minioster took account of your tribalistic CNN insult against Limbas, your concubione at the embassy (who was seen there) and your other undiplomatic acts and concluded that you were unfit to be Sa Lone 's ambassador. So, the minister recommended that President Kabbah fire you. And you were fired by the president.

That is why you refuse to defend him. Instead, you challenged his chosen successor, Berewa. When you were disgraced at the SLPP conbention, you tried to hijack CHarles Margais's PMDC. After you were again rejected by the people of Sa Lone in the PMDC because of your deplorable record, you turned against Margai, just as you had turned against Kabbah before that. Plotting to get back your bribeds you had paid to the SLPP, you went back, as someone said to lick your spit - by grovelling your way to the man you had condemned as corrupt and a thief who stole the SLPP nomination, Berewa.

That is the story of your corruption Mr. Leigh. No amount of your insults and name calling will change those facts.


Subject: Re: ETHNICITY AND DEMOCRACY,MR JOHN L
From: Almamy Seray-Wurie Si
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Date Posted: 06:37:33 04/26/07 ()
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I think Mr John Leigh made himself clear long ago. Pa Kabbah was the better of the candidates we had then. Have you not realised that much has not changed..We now have another Kabbah (Berewa), John Karimu (Ernest Koroma), and Thaimu Bangura (Charles Margai)..
What's your issue with Fullahs?
I agree with you though that there are Guineans with SL passport or Sierra Leonean with Liberian passport..
You and I know that our corrupt culture plus not being patriotic sre causes for that.
Do Ya Lef Fullah Dem
*Did you kinow that Presidents King and Sawyerr of Liberia are of SL origin?
* Did you know that Prime Minister Doughan of Equatorial-Guinea was of Sierra Leonean origin?
***I think some of you are just jealous of the success of Fullahs in Commerce and now We Dae Lan Whiteman Book Sef
****SL is not alone as other African states with Fullahs or Hausa or Madingo have realised that these groups are focused or have a positive approach to life.
* I met an American who asked if I have noticed that Madingoes in Liberia and Cote D'Ivorie are great fighters and we must watch out in SL..I told him these are cases of JIHAD as one must fight for your rights..
You call us minority in a sea that we are majority
SL is a river compared to West Africa or Africa as a whole...All Fullahs that have ever held the positions you mentioned have ties to the other tribes..
I am 25% Fullah and 75% Non-Fullah
Name me one Fullah from No where who has taken your share of power..
Look all over the world, ethnico-linguistic groups that are united with a strict rite of passage end up being Successful
*The Indian Guyanese, The Indian in Fuji, The Indian in Trinidad&Tobago, in Mauritius, in South africa, etc
*Jews or Arabs whereever they are



Subject: Alpha Wurie insults the teachers
From: SAbabu MInister
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Date Posted: 05:13:07 04/26/07 ()
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Education Minister begs principals to vote Sierra Leone Peoples Party
The Minister of Education Science and Technology, Dr. Alpha Wurie, according to Concord Times newspaper, has called on secondary school principals to vote for the ruling Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) in the forthcoming July 28 Presidential and Parliamentary elections. The Minister said if they fail to support SLPP, most of the good plans the party have will go down the drains. Dr. Wurie urged the principals to give support to SLPP as a sign of gratitude for the good things the party has done for them. “Some of you are now driving Mercedes Benz cars today while some have married two wives simply because the SLPP has taken education as a major priority,” he said.


Subject: Re: Alpha Wurie insults the teachers
From: Almamy Seray-Wurie Si
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Date Posted: 06:53:49 04/26/07 ()
Email Address: almamysi@hotmail.com
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Mentality Change for our Dr Wurie
I know he will never ever in his wild dreams say such to Principals like Mr Lasite of SLGS and Mr Jones of POW to name a few
The SL trouble is at all levels..if he did say such its unfortunate that power blinds people...


Subject: Privatization and Public Enterprises in Sierra Leone
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Privatization and Public Enterprises in Sierra Leone...The Journey so far.



When Sierra Leone gained independence in April 1961 the state took increasing control over all key economic sectors. The main argument and objectives at the time were, among others, for the state to create jobs for the general populace and generate surplus resources for development through further investments. As a result, the government’s involvement in the economy in the form of direct price controls, production, distribution and trade increased. Public Enterprises (PEs) were set up by the government as statutory companies to perform specific functions or carry out specified commercial activities. This strategy however undermined the optimum performance of the market economy. Almost all of the PEs that were set up did not live up to the expectations and objectives of the statutes under which they were establishment, as most of them were characterized by poor financial performance and low productivity. They accumulated a substantial amount of debt for government and turned out to be a drain on state resources.

Enterprises were overstaffed, overburdened with debt, with inadequate working capital, and failed to invest adequately in new plant and equipment. The lack of rehabilitation of existing machinery led to low capacity utilization, the lack of technical expertise and the absence of commitment and managerial direction, coupled with frequent government interference in their operations, rendered PEs seriously inefficient. To cover their operating losses and debt-service payments, the government was often compelled to provide them with subsidies and loans. Loans to PEs, either directly or in the form of guarantees, never got repaid. The contributions of PEs to government finances took the form of taxes, dividends, and interest payments. As it was, most PEs neither turned in income tax deductions from employees’ wages and salaries, nor did they pay corporate income taxes as required by law. As shown in Table 1, at the end of 1999, some selected PES owned a net amount of Le 8.6bi to government. The consolidated accounts of selected no financial PEs (Table 2) show that in 1999, their turnover accounted for 3.1% of GDP, with an average turnover of 2.6% of GDP over the 5-year period, 1995-1999.

In a bid to correct the situation regarding the output and productivity of Public enterprises in Sierra Leone, the Public Enterprise Reform Act 1993 was repealed in 2002 with the enactment of The National Commission for Privatization Act 2002. As a result the National Commission for Privatization began its operations in 2003 to implement the Government reform programme, since the unstable political and economic environment caused by the civil war hindered the implementation of the previous reform programme launching in 1996.

In 2001, an IMF study categorized the status of public enterprises in Sierra Leone as shown in the Table1 below:

Table1: CATEGORIZATION OF THE STATUS OF PUBLIC ENTERPRISES IN SIERRA LEONE

Category and Reform Measure
Enterprise
Government Share (in %)

Enterprise sold/Divested
Bennimix Baby food Company
100


Spring Water and Bottling Plant
100


Sierra Fishing Company
25


National Petroleum marketing Company
60


Palm Kernel Oil &Feed Mill
100


Precious Minerals Marketing Company
25

Enterprises Leased
Mammy Yoko Hotel
100


Bintumani Hotel
100


Cape Sierra Hotel
100


Lungi Hotel
100


Paramount Hotel
100


Brook fields Hotel
100

Enterprises in the process of
Sea Board West Africa
40

Divestiture/Privatization
National Insurance Company
100


Sierra Leone Shipping Company
100


Road Transport Corporation
100


Sierra National Airlines
100

Enterprises Liquidated
National Diamond Mining Company
100

or under Liquidation
Sierra Leone Petroleum Refinery Company
50


Sierra Leone Trading Corporation
100


Wellington Distilleries
74

Enterprises Awaiting Reform
Sierra Leone Commercial Bank
100


Rokel Commercial Bank
51


National Development Bank
100


Sierra Leone State Lottery
100


Sierra Leone Ports Authority
100


S/L Telecommunications Company
100


National Power Authority
100


Guma Valley Water Company
100


Sierra Leone Airport Authority
100


Sierra Leone Housing Corporation
100


Mining and General Services
100


Sierra Leone Roads Authority
100


Sierra Leone Postal Services
100


Sierra Leone Bricks and Ceramics
100


Forest industries corporation
100


Magbass Sugar Complex
100


Torma Bum Rice Authority
100


S/L Timber Industry and Plantation
100


Marampa Iron Ore Mining Company
100


Government Printing Department
100


Sierra Leone Daily Mail
100


Quarry Enterprises
100


Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service
100


National Workshop
40

Source: IMF Document, SM/01/10 , Jan. 8, 2001, P.25

Almost all of these Public Enterprises that were set up did not live up to expectations, as most of them were characterized by dismal financial performance and low productivity. In fact some of the corporations were much more of a liability than a state asset. Most corporations had come to rely on government to bail them out of their financial difficulties with negative budgetary implications.

The National Commission for Privatization (NCP)

The National Commission for Privatization (NCP) is a corporate body having perpetual succession and capable of acquiring, holding and disposing of any property, whether movable or immovable, and of suing and being sued in its corporate name and subject to the 2002 Act, of performing all such acts as bodies corporate may by law perform.

The Commission consists of a Commissioner as Chairman; the Governor of the Bank of Sierra Leone and an elected representative from each of the following civil society groups: the Sierra Leone Labour Congress, the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Sierra Leone Bar Association, the Sierra Leone Bankers’ Association, the Professional Engineers Association, the Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce, the Sierra Leone Indigenous Business Association and the University of Sierra Leone. The Chairman is appointed by the President and holds office for a term of three years but subject to reappointment based on performance. The Executive Secretary is secretary to the Commission.

The objective of the current Commission is "to serve as the policy and decision making body with regard to the divestiture and reform of public enterprises; to transfer the management of all public enterprises to the Commission, and remove the interference in the management of public enterprises from line Ministries thereby ensuring transparency, corporate governance and avoidance of conflict of interest in the affairs of public enterprises." Some 24 public enterprises were listed for divestiture in the first schedule of the Act as show in the table below:

Short term Medium term Long term

(Q4 03- Q2 04) (Q3 04 –Q1 05) (Q2 05 – Q4 06)

SLRTC Housing Sierratel

Shipping Agency NIC NPA

Seaboard SNA Airport

Govt. Printing Rokel Bank Port

SLBS SLRA Guma

FIC NDB SALPOST

State Lottery MAGS

Workshop S/Commercial Bank

Daily mail

SLPMB

It was hoped that such developments would be sustained while ensuring that indigenous investors develop and maintain a strong stake in the economy through various support facilities such as the promotion of access to finance by small and medium scale entrepreneurs, particularly in the agricultural sector. Through the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Government of Sierra Leone will encourage the maximum utilization of the trade concessions offered by the United States of America in its African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA) as well as those offered by the European Union's “Everything But Arms” Initiative.

Initially it was the hope of the Commission to have all Loss making enterprises engaged in production or trade in services, and operating in competitive markets be privatized without further delay, which is something like an outright sale. For large public enterprises, especially utility companies, measures to improve their efficiency was going to be instituted in the initial period since outright sale may not be financially or politically feasible in the short term. In the meantime, management contracts, performance contracts, joint venture leases would be offered while the legal, organizational, managerial and financial aspects of such enterprises were being restructured before they were to be offered for sale.

Despite this beautiful plan of the Commission and the huge amount of taxpayers’ money that has been spent on this Commission, NCP has not been able to do its work as plan. What is even more infuriating is the fact that since the privatization programme began in 2003 as outlined in the NCP’s strategic plan for the divestiture programme of State Enterprises 2003-2006, not a single state Enterprise has been privatized, not even SNA and SALPOST which are at the brink of collapse. This is in contrast to the NCP’s own plan which called for the 24 State Enterprises listed for privatization to have been concluded by 31st December 2006.

Clearly the Commission seems to have taken an approach inconsistent with that approved by Government. Loss-making enterprises continue to operate, whilst profit making enterprises, like Rokel Commercial Bank, are the ones that have been targeted for privatization. There are many other reasons that are responsible for the failure of NCP to deliver its strategic plane. Some of them are discussed below.

· The economic, physical and social infrastructure is poorly developed and needs substantial infusion of new investment

Sierra Leone has a liberal economic system, relying mainly on mining and subsistence agriculture

There is little manufacturing, and there are few exports thus making the country heavily dependent on imports for its survival, this also goes for would-be investors

Sierra Leone has a private sector that is heavily skewed towards trade and dominated by a group or cartel of non-citizen business people; thus investment in other sectors is seems to offer limited reward

The country also has a large informal sector that is involved mainly in petty trading and cross border trade with neighbouring countries, which is a reflection of the fact that the saving rate for the average Sierra Leonean is very low, or even zero; as such investment is very low

Lack of an all-encompassing macro-economic and trade policy that focuses on private sector led growth and exports

Inadequate government funding to key trade related institutions

Negative impact of donor spending patterns on the local business environment

Narrow economic production base dominated by foreign nationals engaged in mainly the trading sector

Affordable financing is difficult to find in Sierra Leone

Poor market infrastructure

Limited coordination and cooperation among intergovernmental and semi-government institutions

Similar poor coordination among the private sector and civil society on issues of trade

Low staffing levels and inadequate technical capacity within the NCP itself

Poor communication, information flow and coordination both formal and informal between Government and the private sector, and the general public

In conclusion, it is worth noting that any country with such constraints and high prevalence of poverty like it is in Sierra Leone, privatization of state-owned companies will result in Neo-colonization as such companies will be taken over by nationals of Western countries and other emerging economic powers such as China and Iran. The simple truth is that many Sierra Leoneans cannot afford to invest in such companies given our hand-to-mouth salary level; thus preventing the vast majority of workers from saving. On the other hand, these neo-colonialists have enough savings to invest in these companies. A case in point is the Chinese invest in hotels, Trade and Manufacturing sectors of our economy. If this trend continues, then in the not too distance future, our economic is going to be run by the Chinese and their foreign partners, and only God knows what would happen to us as Sierra Leoneans.

As a solution to this, therefore, NCP needs to ensure that the ownership of privatized companies comprises of at least 50% Sierra Leoneans


Subject: NEC PROMISE TO GIVE 3 MONTHS OF CAMPAIGNING
From: FODAY MANSARAY
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Date Posted: 23:55:53 04/25/07 ()
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what is christiana Thoorpe and Nec is doing .Are they playing games with our intelligence one more time.Nec full aware that the life of this parliament ends june 18th 2007 and the speaker of the house has made it clear that that they intend to use every last day.That means parliament will desolve on the 18th of June 2007.At that point the political Parties only have 1 month 10 to hold there nominations and capaigning for the elections..Why did Nec withhold the national security threats presented to them by the office of national security counsel 1 year ago.
Can someone ask NEC where is the 3 months she promised
to campaign as her 3 months deadline is coming up in 2 days.


Subject: Bush Dances and Plays Senegalese Conga
From: Researcher
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Date Posted: 23:44:24 04/25/07 ()
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Check This Out


Subject: Nigerian presidential elections
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 22:48:35 04/25/07 ()
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On October 1st didn't we all wish blessings on Nigeria?
It is a measure of our love for the people of that country.
If the same thing happens in Sierra Leone an international outcry would help secure justice for the people of Sierra Leone.

Some of the results ( numbers that have been allocated to various candidates are just RIDICULOUS.

If the Election results are to be annulled - there has to be an accelerated hearing by the Supreme Court as it is a very urgent matter and has to be cleared up before 29th May. If this happens, then a New and independent (neutral) Electoral Commission will have to be appointed and given a mandate to conduct fresh elections

There has been rioting in Kano.


http://saharareporters.com/www/report/detail/?id=274

There is no denying the sterling qualities of Mr.Umaru Yaradua – that is not what is in dispute. It is the RIGGING which Mr. Obasanjo seems to think is an unavoidable consequence of Nigerian under-development – at least that is the explanation that he gives to the Toubabs, and which Mr. Yaradua , knowingly or unknowingly has consented to, in claiming victory.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6187249.stm


Some post-mortems from a the Nigerian Village square:
http://www.nigeriavillagesquare.com/articles/2.html


Subject: Re: Nigerian presidential elections
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 22:58:42 04/25/07 ()
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Muhammdu Buhari won overwhelmingly in KANO, the most populous state in Nigeria where the people were very vigilant and officially in two more key Northern states, in spite of it all, but…………


Subject: On Kalabuleh
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 20:04:08 04/25/07 ()
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Between Wrongdoing and ‘the Done Thing’
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/between_wrongdoing_and_the_done_thing/
Posted on Apr 20, 2007
By Gbemisola Olujobi
Corruption goes by many names in Africa—“kola,” “egunje,” “maslaha,” “kompo,” “kitu-kidogo,” “tikoko,” “toshiyar-baki,” sweetener, etc. Everyone recognizes it as a gangrenous evil. Sometimes, however, the line between wrongdoing and the done thing tends to be ... a little fuzzy.
The story is told of an African public officer who went to a Swiss bank and announced himself as a member of his country’s anti-corruption commission. He said he was checking on externally held assets and asked for a list of his countrymen with deposits held in the bank. The bank manager told him that was not possible. The African big man produced a letter of authority from his country’s president. Still, the bank manager did not budge. In anger, the big man pulled a gun and threatened to shoot the manager unless he gave him the list. “Shoot me if you must,” the bank manager said. “I cannot release the names you require.”
“Excellent!” exclaimed the African, opening his briefcase to reveal bundles of dollars. “Open me an account.”
Despite the humor of this fable, corruption is no longer a laughing matter in Africa. A report by the African Union estimates that corruption costs African economies in excess of $148 billion a year. This figure is estimated to represent 25 percent of Africa’s GDP and to increase the cost of goods by as much as 20 percent.
In Nigeria alone, it is estimated that 220 billion pounds (about $500 billion) of development assistance has been stolen by successive corrupt leaders since independence. According to Malam Nuhu Ribadu, chairman of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, this amount represents six times the money that went into rebuilding Europe through the Marshall Plan at the end of the Second World War.
Beyond the fiscal, corruption costs dreams, hopes, futures and lives, with the poor bearing a disproportionate brunt of the consequences. According to Transparency International, the poor suffer this disadvantage because they are more vulnerable to extortion and intimidation for basic services, as well as to the harsh consequences of corruption on their country’s overall development. This is because corruption increases the cost of public services. It also lowers their quality; can restrict the public’s access to water, health and education; diverts public resources away from social sectors and the poor; and limits development, growth and poverty reduction.

Many wars have been waged against corruption. The African Union Convention Against Corruption, the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (which has been ratified by about 13 African states) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development’s peer review mechanism are among efforts intended to kick corruption out of the continent.

But by far the most creative and realistic has been Mohammed Ibrahim’s ingenious solution—the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. One of Africa’s most successful businessmen, the Sudanese-born Ibrahim is the founder of telecom giant Celtel.
The idea of the prize is to rate governance in 53 African countries each year. Winning leaders will then get prize money of $5 million (2.7 million pounds) over 10 years after they leave office, plus $200,000 (107,000 pounds) a year for life. The initiative has been endorsed by global figures such as Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Kofi Annan and Paul Wolfowitz.
The selection of winners of the Mo Ibrahim Prize will be guided by the Ibrahim index of African governance, which will rank all sub-Saharan countries according to quality of governance. The index will be developed under the direction of professor Robert Rotberg of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

The selection criteria will include sustainable economic development, human development (health and education), transparency, empowerment of civil society, democracy, human rights, rule of law and security.
“Ranking governance in this manner,” says Rotberg, “would provide both the carrot and the stick for positive change.”

It took Ibrahim to remind everyone that African leaders have little to look forward to after holding office. There is nothing like a U.S. former president’s library anywhere in Africa. It is as if they are expected to serve their countries and go into oblivion afterward. The fear of this oblivion is one of the things that drive official corruption in Africa.
“Suddenly all the mansions, cars, food, wine is withdrawn. Some find it difficult to rent a house in the capital. That incites corruption; it incites people to cling to power,” Ibrahim said in an interview with the Financial Times. He could not have put it more aptly.
“The prize will offer essentially good people, who may be wavering, the chance to opt for the good life after office,” Ibrahim offered.
Ibrahim is eminently qualified to know what ails African leaders. He built a very successful mobile phone business in countries that do not rank high on Transparency International’s corruption perception index, such as Chad, Niger, Sierra Leone and Malawi. He certainly hobnobbed with the leaders of these countries during the course of establishing his business in their domains, and had the advantage of observing them at close quarters. Some of them may have even shared secret pains with him.
According to Ibrahim, “There is much gossip and speculation about what Tony Blair will do when he leaves office. Will he join the lecture circuit? Will he take on a series of directorships? Will he write his memoirs?
“In Africa, the choices for heads of state are more sobering. Most leave office with no chance of sustaining a lifestyle equivalent to the one they enjoy while in office. The income of former heads of government may seem a trifling issue compared to the major problems faced by many of the continent’s citizens. In fact, it is of fundamental importance in securing its future.
“A situation in which leaders face three choices—relative poverty, term extension, or corruption—is not conducive to good governance.”
The prize, says Ibrahim, offers a fourth option—govern well and receive a prize worth more than the Nobel Prize.
Five million dollars is actually paltry compared to what a Mobutu or Abacha had access to. Both dictators are believed to have amassed nothing less than $5 billion each. But according to thinker and writer Ethan Zuckerman, “the prize isn’t designed to convince the Mobutus of the world that good governance beats dictatorial plunder—it’s designed to reward leaders like Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, John Kufuor or Amadou Touré, who will likely leave office after fulfilling their terms and will need to figure out what you do after leading your nation. The hope attached to the Ibrahim prize is that retired African leaders might be able to be constructive civil society figures, perhaps in the way former American presidents like Carter and Clinton have been since leaving office.”
Zuckerman finds a peg for Ibrahim’s solution in a conversation he once had with José Maria Figueres, the former president of Costa Rica. “When he was leaving his position with the World Economic Forum, I asked him what it was like to be a former president looking for work. He smiled and gave an answer I’m sure he’s given a few thousand times: ‘You know, it’s a new direction for people in my situation. Historically, being a Latin American president wasn’t a job you survived.’ ”
Figueres’ dilemma must be shared by many African heads of government. I once interviewed the former governor of one of Nigeria’s 36 states a few months after he handed the office over to a successor. Inevitably, the interview veered into life after retirement, and he shared with me a close relative of what we all call “culture shock.” I will call it “change-of-circumstance shock” here.
In Nigeria, top government officials usually ride in convoys heralded by sirens and outriders. Ordinary mortals are cleared out of the way of these presidential and governorship convoys and made to wait while the dignitary rides through.

For this former governor, one of the most difficult moments of retirement occurred when his car was cleared out of the way of his successor’s convoy and he was made to pull to the side while his successor rode on in glory. From what I saw in his eyes, he would have worked harder at holding on to power if he had given more thought to the reality of becoming an ordinary citizen.

This may not make sense to people in the West who appear not to attach much importance to status or perks of office. As a guest of the Goethe Institute in Berlin in 2003, I was part of a group that visited a member of the German Bundestag. My jaw dropped when the parliamentarian jumped on a bicycle and rode off merrily after our meeting. I recall that I didn’t quite find it admirable that a member of Parliament would ride a bicycle. To my African mind, it was absolutely scandalous that such a “big man” would even touch a bicycle. I couldn’t immediately make the link between the German MP’s bicycle and corruption in my country and continent. I was totally blinded by my values, beliefs and attitudes—simply put, my culture.
Many would like not to see any link between corruption and culture in Africa. The sad truth, however, is that the malignancy of corruption in Africa cannot be properly excised without paying attention to culture. My aversion to an MP riding a bicycle is probably what drives a typical Nigerian public servant who earns the equivalent of about $500 a month to acquire the latest Mercedes or BMW automobile. He needs to keep up the appearances of a big man with a big office, so that ordinary people like me will not despise him for being “big man for mouth,” a big man in name only. How then do people (like me) expect him to fund the appearances that will make him a “beta” (real) big man?
Victor Dike, in “Corruption in Nigeria: A New Paradigm for Effective Control,” argues that cultures that stress economic success as an important goal but have low access to economic opportunities have a predisposition to high levels of corruption. Remember here that our big man, like other public and civil servants, sometimes works for months without getting paid. He has to meet his existential needs while also living up to the bigness of his office. “Under this condition,” says Dike, “many citizens would reject the rule of the game and criminally innovate to make ends meet.”
Now, what is our big man supposed to do about his army of cousins, uncles, aunties, father, mother, grandparents, great-grandparents, in-laws, townsmen, friends, old classmates, former colleagues, club members, age-grade members, descendants’ union members, old boys’ association members, drinking buddies, former and current girlfriends, neighbors and sundry associates when he is suddenly catapulted from among them into a big office? Everyone who needs a meal, pocket money, school fees, a job, a contract, a university admission or any other favor simply finds his way to our big man’s residence or office, with the full assurance that the need will be met. His resources must meet the needs of every member of this army, otherwise he is a “yeye” (useless) big man.

Dike cites the work of Edward Banfield which notes that corruption is linked to strong family values involving intense feelings of obligation. That, according to Banfield, explains the high levels of corruption in southern Italy and Sicily, where the Mafia has the attitude of “anything goes” as long as it advances the interests of the family.

Now let’s go back to our big man. Apart from taking care of his inner caucus, he also has countless obligations to his community. It is even worse if he holds an elective office. In that case, the people put him there by voting for him. To refuse to attend to the community’s needs in the office into which his people put him amounts to biting the fingers that fed him. For the politician who plans to come back to ask for votes in the next election, that is nothing but political suicide. He would have chopped (eaten) and then defecated into the soup pot, so he would not be welcome for another feast. No career politician would take this option.
So, our big man has to initiate and fund development projects in his village, give scholarships to indigent students, send his old classmate to England for a liver transplant, renovate the village palace, build a new town hall, contribute toward feeding widows and orphans, be the chairman at every wedding, be the chief mourner at every funeral, be the chief launcher at every fundraising and find a job for every graduate his village produces.

As N.G. Egbue rightly points out in “Africa: Cultural Dimensions of Corruption and Possibilities for Changes,” “The average person’s financial and other forms of resources must be seen to assist the uplifting of others in his immediate community or even beyond. This often determines the status given to any individual and in particular, the level of political support due to a person.” This situation, says Egbue, “combines with a tendency towards ethnic allegiances and parochialism, to encourage the average African to condone unethical acquisition of wealth by friends and relatives.”
If the big man fails in his duties as a worthy son of the soil, he is considered selfish and referred to as “adanikanje” (one who consumes a feast all by himself). Such a big man is likened to the selfish tortoise who ate so much that his innards burst his stomach. He becomes the object of public opprobrium, and every member of his family suffers the community’s ill wishes.
Make no mistake about it, the needs of the big man’s inner caucus as well as those of his wider community are genuine needs. These are actually people who need help with the next meal, means of livelihood, school fees, medical attention, potable water and rural electrification. When you combine poverty, deprivation and the absence of social security with the lack of a safety net for individuals who have access to public funds, you have a pretty mess on your hands.
Don’t be surprised when the “generous” big man, who has obviously dipped his hands into the treasury, is rewarded with chieftaincy titles by his community. Yes, he is a worthy son of the soil because of the boreholes he has drilled in his village, the scholarships he has awarded, the contracts he has facilitated, the sick and hungry he has succored and the jobs he has secured for his unemployed kith and kin. He has met many crucial and immediate needs. The larger consequences of his corruption can be sorted out later. A hungry man is not only an angry man, he is also a very unreasonable man!

And even though everyone cries about the ills of corruption, in reality corruption happens only when you don’t benefit from it. When it is done by a member of your clan and you follow chop (benefit from it), it is not corruption. It is the done thing.
Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan captures this ambivalence vividly in “A Moral Economy of Corruption in Africa?” in The Journal of Modern African Studies. He says, “Corruption is someone else. Only the practices to which one falls victim or from which one is excluded are denounced as being corrupt. Those in which one plays a role oneself never give rise to condemnation.”
Besides, you would think there would be at least one voice of reason in our big man’s community. Someone somewhere must be honest enough to recognize the big man’s largess as part of an ill-gotten pile and be ready to expose him. Now, this is like the proverbial belling of the cat. Who will do it? It is like using one’s head to crack a coconut. Native wisdom informs that the person who uses his head to crack a coconut will not partake of it. That fellow will be dead, in a coma or nursing too serious a headache to chew anything.
Says de Sardan, “in a ‘face to face’ society, the price of open conflict is too high. It is unthinkable to denounce a relative, a neighbor, the relative of a friend (or neighbor), that is, someone with whom one has a personal tie, or even a weak one: social disapproval would be too heavy.”
Why do all the swashbuckling corruption eradication crusades seem to have little or no effect in Africa? According to de Sardan, “Unfortunately, beyond declarations of principle, pathetic or exasperated acknowledgements and moralistic condemnations, the social mechanisms of corruption are scarcely explored, nor are its processes of legitimation seen from the actors’ point of view.”
De Sardan argues for “as subtle as possible, a restitution of the value systems and cultural codes which permit a justification of corruption by those who practice it.” He points to “certain social norms widely represented in modern Africa, which ‘communicate’ with or influence the practices of corruption.”

Dike leans on the work of Robert K. Merton to identify the link between culture and corruption. “His means-ends schema implies that corruption is sometimes a motivated behavior responding to social pressures to violate the norms, so as to meet the set goals and objectives of a social system.”
Many social scientists also argue that petty corruption in developing countries arises from the clash or conflict between traditional values and the imported norms that accompany modernization and sociopolitical development. They describe it as a natural stage of development for societies in transit between the ancient and the modern. Using Western norms to categorize corruption in Africa may therefore present some benign problems.
De Sardan highlights some practices that are still alive and well in many Sahelian countries today (as in many other African countries) that may be hard to explain to anyone in the West. Among these done things are monetary gifts such as “tukunci,” which is given to a bearer of glad tidings; “alaada nooru,” given to the witness of an important transaction; “habiize,” given to relatives when one returns from a journey; “turguru nooru,” given to women encountered in the act of hair-braiding; “yuubi,” given to women engaged in collective work; giving gifts to the customary chief when one goes to greet him to put one in his good books; “kambu-zaa,” a contribution to marriage, baptism or enthroning; “kola” or “a little something,” given to a compliant or helpful civil servant; “kalam dene” (ink money), given to a marabout for the ink that he needs to trace the verses of the Quran or to a bureaucrat in charge of one’s case; “moo dabu,” given to a cashier when one withdraws a huge sum of money from the bank or post office to prevent the evil eye. Now, how do you explain these things to a World Bank official from Washington, D.C., or to the program director of a New York-based NGO?

“This multiplication of gifts in everyday life” presents a dilemma. According to de Sardan, “it leaves room for the drowning of illicit gifts within the mass.” On the other hand, however, not doing the done thing is “not only a sign of avarice or bad manners, but also carries the risk of attracting misfortune.”
Like practically everyone who lives in Africa, I am often caught in the incongruity of straddling two worlds—the ancient and the modern.
A policeman once accosted me at one of Nigeria’s famous road blocks as I cruised home from work after a long day. He wanted to see my vehicle particulars and fire extinguisher. I had removed the fire extinguisher from the car for some reason during the weekend and had forgotten to put it back. Despite my explanation, the policeman was not going to take it lightly. If I didn’t settle (give a bribe), he would take me to the police station.
Somewhere along the line, he realized I was a journalist and was not sure what could come out of asking a journalist for a bribe, so he changed his tactic. He told me how difficult life was for him. His pay was meager and was often not given on schedule. The inspector-general of police had just been removed for corrupt enrichment, so I knew very well what he was talking about. But I insisted on not parting with my money. When he saw that his tales of hardship had no effect on me, he tried to sway me with prayers.
Now, everyone in Nigeria loves to be prayed for and I am no exception. This is why churches are the most lucrative enterprise in the country. The easiest way of getting someone to grant you a favor or see things your way is by showering prayers on them.
“May you never suffer in your life, madam,” he prayed. I had suffered many times, so I was not impressed. (Madam is a term of respect for a woman of status in Nigeria.)
“May you go to London, America, Germany, Spain. ...” I had been to all these places, so that prayer was lost on me.
“You will not die but you will live, madam.” That was “heavy.” I did not want to die, but I did not want to lose my money either.
“May you never bury your child, madam.”
That last prayer got me badly. It touched the most primordial of my fears. At that point, I ceased to be a journalist. I became simply the fearful mother of an only child. I spend a significant portion of my time and resources ensuring that no evil befell my child, so that was a prayer I needed badly. I reached into my purse with trembling hands and fished out a generous offering for a thoughtful prayer—a 200 Nigerian naira note (less than $2 U.S.).
“More blessing, madam,” the policeman wailed excitedly, caressing the bribe, “dash” or whatever as he waved me on. Did I just bribe a policeman? I wondered all the way home.
It was not a bribe, I consoled myself. It was a “dash,” a gift. The poor guy had probably not been paid for months. Besides, I could not ignore that last prayer. I remembered the monkey in one of my grandmother’s stories who refused to say amen to prayers and suffered dire consequences later. “Won ni k’obo sami lojosi, o’nse faari,” my head sang of the arrogant monkey who would not say amen to prayers.
I got home about 10 minutes to midnight. My mother was waiting up for me. I told her about the policeman, his prayers and the money I gave him. She had a more disturbing angle to the encounter. “Thank God you gave the money,” she said, rubbing her palms in supplication. “Look at the time! You must not refuse to give ‘saraa’ (alms) at this time of the night. That may have been an ‘anjoonu’ (evil spirit) in the guise of a policeman.”
Because African cosmology leans heavily on the supernatural, adversities such as ill health, financial downturn, road accidents and sudden deaths are considered to be the work of malevolent spirits in many societies on the continent. Such spirits are believed to be capable of taking on human forms when they are up to mischief. They are also believed to be more active at night.

I have not been able to refuse a policeman a bribe after dark since then. This could be an ‘anjoonu,’ I always reason, recalling my mother’s admonishing finger.
Now, how do I explain this to my American friends? “Bullshit,” they would probably say.
A journalist since 1984, Olujobi is a Pulitzer Fellow at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California. She can be reached at olujobi@usc.edu.
Related Articles:
Michael Todd: “Travel Advisory: Dealing With Corruption,” published in Travel Africa Magazine (edition five, autumn 1998)
Transparency International: “Frequently Asked Questions on Corruption and Africa”
Ethan Zuckerman: “Is $5m the cost of good governance in Africa?”: Link
“Prize Offered to Africa’s Leaders,” BBC News: Link

AP Photo/George Osodi
A campaign billboard featuring presidential candidate Umaru Yar’Adua in Katsina, Nigeria.



Subject: Liberia nets deal with L-Sporto. Where is SLPP Sierra Leone?
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Liberia nets deal with L-Sporto
By Ledgerhood Rennie
BBC Sport, Monrovia

LFA president Izetta Wesley shakes hands on the deal with L-Sporto official Chris Anderson
LFA president Izetta Wesley with L-Sporto official Chris Anderson

The Liberia Football Association (LFA) is celebrating a deal with Italian sports firm L-Sporto which it believes will bring in some US$12.5 million.

The eight-year football investment package is set to provide technical, logistical and administrative support to all levels of Liberia's national teams.

L-Sporto has also agreed to cover the sponsorship and marketing rights of the West African nation's premiership league.

The major focus of the deal is to ensure that Liberia qualify for both next year's Nations Cup finals in Ghana as well as the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa.

"We are poor and this deal will ensure the development of all aspects of football," said LFA president Izetta Wesley.

"This deal will also ensure that we realise our goal as a country of reaching South Africa 2010, so all including the media must support this venture."

Under the deal, L-Sporto is to contract a Technical Director for Liberia, organize international friendly matches and provide equipment for the national teams, among others.

However, the Italian firm's previous record in some African countries leaves a little to be desired.

During their association with Zimbabwe, L-Sporto offered to give the Warriors a cash injection of some US$100,000 before the 2004 Nations Cup but the money never materialized.

Furthermore, the company arranged a friendly with El Salvador which proved an embarrassment as the team which turned up was not the Central American nation's full national side.

The Zimbabwe Football Association was also unhappy that it was asked to buy 25,000 jerseys with its own money, before reselling them to fans.

This demand over buying jerseys prompted deals between L-Sporto and football associations in both Ghana and Kenya to fall through in 2002.

L-Sporto Chief Executive Officer Chris Anderson has expressed delight that Liberia has accepted to enter into the deal with his firm.

"We have always believed in Liberian football and its talents, and we are going to work to ensure that South Africa 2010 becomes a reality."

"The potential for success in Liberia is high and we are going to make sure we do just that," the L-Sport Chief Executive Office asserted.

L-Sporto says it is also involved in Jordan, Haiti, Iran and Iraq.


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Zambia http://www.times.co.zm/news/viewnews.cgi?category=17&id=996085394

THE FAZ has given national team kit sponsors, L-Sporto a condition to first fulfil its earlier obligations before thinking of extending the contract.
FAZ president Evaristo Kasunga said in Lusaka yesterday the L-Sporto contract could only be extended if the firm performs first.

Kasunga, who was in Malawi at the weekend where he met L-Sporto’s acting vice-president (Africa) Felix Sapao said so far the association was still waiting for L-Sporto to honour earlier pledges.
“We can only extend the contract if they give us what is due for us in the old contract and that is our condition,” said Kasunga.
He noted that there would be no need for an extension of the contract if the firm would fail to perform.


Ghana http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/soccer/artikel.php?ID=39939

A protracted legal battle between the Ghana Football Association and American based sportswear manufacturer, L-Sporto is imminent. The Ghana Football Association is demanding $1million dollars from L-Sporto for failing to deliver on kits for all the national teams as agreed in a contract signed between the two bodies last year.


Uganda http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/africa/3733009.stm

A deal between Fufa, Uganda's football association and Italian sportswear firm L-Sporto has come under scrutiny.

Aggrey Kibenge, the spokesman for the newly-formed government-appointed committee that is now running the Cranes, has questioned the way Fufa went about the deal.

"It leaves a lot of people in doubt," he said.
Fufa president Denis Obua and the assistant secretary Zubair Galiwango were the only ones present when the kit deal was signed in Kigali, Rwanda, in March.
Several Fufa members have also expressed their unhappiness over the way the duo conducted the negotiations with the Italian company without consulting them.

The association were also surprised to hear that some deals between L-Sporto and other African nations have been controversial.


Subject: NEC PROMISE TO GIVE MONTHS OF CAMPAIGNING
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IN TWO DAYS WE WILL APPROACH THE 3 MONTHS DEADLINE WHICH CHRISTIAN THOORPE AND THE NEC PROMISE POLITICAL
PARTY TO CAMPAIGN THAT IS MAY APRIL 28TH 2007.ARE THEY GOING TO LEAVE UP TO THERE PROMISE OR JUST PLAYING GAMES WITH OUR INTELLIGENCE? THE REASON BEEN
THE SLPP GOVT WAS FULLY AWARE THAT THE 5 YEARS LIFE OF THIS PARLIAMENT WILL END JUNE 18TH AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE HAS MADE IT CLEAR THAT THEY INTEND TO USE
EVERY LAST DAY OF THIS PARLIAMENT.THAT SIMPLY MEANS THAT CAMPAIGNING CAN ONLY START AFTER JUNE 18TH WHICH ONLY LEFT US WITH APPRO. 1 MONTH & 12 DAYS.AGAIN,DO THE NEC OR SLPP HAVE ANY ALTERIUM MOTIVE?


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Parliament was dissolved on March 29 in 2002, and th elections were held on May 14th 2002, so what is the big deal?


Subject: Re: NEC PROMISE TO GIVE MONTHS OF CAMPAIGNING
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that is my point.SoloB knows that as a lawyer he should have turn over all govt. vechicle and logistis
and rent or buy vechicles to continue to promote his agenda of stay the cause.Not with the resources of
the peopple sierra leone.Nec is needs to hold there promise to pursue a free and fair election.One more time SLPP is breathing trouble and that is not good for sierra leone.


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Are you conceding already? is the election lost? Quit your threatening and go out there and sensitize.


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The Story Of L-Sporto And Mafia
January 11, 2004


I HAVE always been fascinated by the Mafia and that my all-time favorite film is The Godfather, that my all-time favorite actor is Al Pacino and my closest friends call me The Godfather is not a coincidence.

My all-time favorite book is the legal drama The Firm, a powerful moving story about a brilliant young lawyer who was recruited by a small Memphis firm that never lost a case and had connections to the Chicago Mafia.

I have read lots of stuff about the Mafia - the Russian Mob, the Gambino crime family, the Sicilian Mafia in Italy, the billions of dollars in dirty money, the drug smuggling, the betting syndicates etc, etc.

Judges investigating the Mafia have been shot and killed in the Italian streets, others have died in their cars in carports, the switching on of the engine triggering a live current that detonates bombs planted overnight under the vehicle.

I've always believed the majority of wealthy businessmen who own professional clubs in Europe and pay staggering amounts in wages to their players are either linked to the Mafia or are the head of the Mafia.

Professional football, I've always believed, is a vehicle that is being used to legalize dirty money earned by the Mafioso through such dirty mega deals like drug smuggling, illegal betting syndicates, child prostitution etc, etc.

Felix Sapao, the sweet-talking Malawian with a good command of the English language and a deep knowledge of football, is not the type of person one would associate with the Mafia.

He does not carry a gun, he does not drive flashy BMW and Ferrari cars, he does not wear expensive hand-sewn suits, he does not wear Gucci shoes and he does not hide his small eyes behind dark glasses.

Sapao lives a simple life, drinks Pilsener at Raylton Sports Club, takes a taxi when he is moving around Harare, catches a bus on the occasions that he returns home to his native Malawi and wears L-Sporto tracksuits most of the time.

He is hardworking too, spends most of time working around the clock on football-related matters, has contacts all over the world and, like most good guys in the world, supports Manchester United.

I've known Sapao for three years now, our initial contact coming in 2001 when he became the official link as Dynamos and Italian sportswear firm L-Sporto discussed the possibility of a sponsorship deal.

He could talk endlessly about football, about the potential in Zimbabwe, about how he would change the face of marketing in domestic football, about the problems he had experienced in his native Malawi and his contacts around the world.

Those days he drank Scotch whisky, the Bulldogs Pub in central Harare was his favorite place and he was not the smoker that he has become today. In short he had vision. Or so I thought. Looks can be deceiving.

Three years down the line the real Sapao has emerged from the fake Sapao who charmed me, charmed Dynamos and even charmed Temba Mliswa into believing that he could add value to our football and ended up being drafted in as a partner at Worldmark Sport International.

The real Sapao has turned out to be a typical representative of the Mob, the Mafia, and the sooner that my old friend is asked to return to his native Malawi and try his old job as a DJ then the better for our football.

Sapao has been working here since last year, working as the representative of L-Sporto who signed a contract with the Warriors' Trust as the official sponsors of the senior national team.

Whether he has been issued with a formal work permit to work here is another matter but he has been the public face of L-Sporto, that Italian sportswear firm, who have become the official kit sponsors of the Warriors.

L-Sporto works differently from the other sponsors like Adidas, Nike and Puma.

While these sportswear manufacturing firms splash millions of dollars to have their names carried by national teams and the world's leading sportspersons, L-Sporto does not pay such a fortune for those who want to be identified with them.

Of course they supply kit but their emphasis is on replicas, which they sell to the country that would have signed their contract for onward sell to the people in that country.

Okay, that's fine because everyone benefits and it would be unfair to try and suggest that L-Sporto can afford what the likes of Adidas and Nike can.

But it is also a fact that L-Sporto's dealings with many of their clients in Africa have been questionable and that Zimbabwe will be the only country in Africa carrying their logo at the Nations Cup illustrates the doubts that the continent has in this company.

Zambia tried a marriage with L-Sporto but it never worked, it was the same in Ghana and Reinhard Fabisch does not want to even hear about them following a fall-out when they struck a deal with Kenya that went terribly wrong.

Last week L-Sporto showed us some of their colors when they deceived us to believe that the El Salvador national team was coming to Zimbabwe for two international friendly matches.

Sapao told us that this team was the real El Salvador national team and the original match in December last year was even postponed because, he argued, the Central Americans could not play a second string Warriors' team.

He told us about a high-powered delegation coming from the United States where his L-Sporto boss, Chris Andersen, is based.

He told us that the Warriors kit for the Nations Cup finals would be launched at their match against El Salvador and he told us it would be an event made in heaven.

Poor Sapao probably thought he was dealing with fools, idiots who could not distinguish between a good team and a bad one, people who could not tell between a genuine national team and a fake one.

Poor Sapao probably thought we are all like zombies - people who see no evil, speak no evil and hear no evil.

Poor Sapao probably thought he was dealing with illiterate people from some poor tribe in the remotest part of Malawi who cannot tell the difference between Bakili Bullets and Mighty Telcom Wanderers.

In short my poor old friend and his band of cronies at L-Sporto thought we were fools. No we are not Mr. Felix. Just look at our literacy ratio and you will see that we can read and write, we can think and we can research.

Felix Sapao and his crew at L-Sporto probably forgot about a man called Lawrence Moyo, a newspaper called The Herald and the power of the internet.

Now and again I keep saying that Lawrence Moyo is the best sports journalist we have in this country and they are people who keep doubting this and claiming that I'm just heaping praise on my workmate.

Well, what then can you say about his stunning investigation into the El-Salvador fiasco and the revelations that Sapao and his friends brought us impostors masquerading as the genuine article?

It will take a great, great story to beat this investigation as the story of the year in Zimbabwean journalism.

The world just cannot believe it that in this new millennium we can have such a case happening in international football.

Sapao and his friends deceived millions of Zimbabweans, 20 000 fans who converged at the National Sports Stadium for the match, the guest of honour Aeneas Chigwedere, the Sports Commission and the Warriors Trust.

That they haven't even apologized for the farce and the role they played in the whole mess is either a testimony of their sheer arrogance or just mere stupidity.

In any other country L-Sporto, that is Sapao and his fellow cheats, would have been kicked out of the country the day that the reports surfaced that they deceived the nation.

Sapao would probably have been locked up in a filthy jail and be deported to his native country for his acts of misconduct.

The L-Sporto deal would have been cancelled with no compensation paid to this Italian firm whose leadership lives in the United States. Sometimes you need a radical approach to get the best returns and ensure that you retain your dignity.

We have lived before without L-Sporto, in fact for 23 years, we knew virtually nothing about this company but our lives still went on.

We can live without L-Sporto, in fact we qualified for the Nations Cup finals without the help of this company and we can do the same again without their help.

We have lived before without Felix Sapao, in fact for 20 years, we knew virtually nothing about this man but our lives still went on. We can live without Sapao.

L-Sporto can go to hell, especially if they are here to deceive us and make us appear as fools and confused people. We don't need the Mafia in our football, we don't the Mob in our lives and people like Sapao are representatives of evil.

Of course he is my friend but there comes a time when you have draw the dividing line and when friends become a liability then it is time to dump them.


Subject: Re: Liberia nets deal with L-Sporto. Where is SLPP Sierra Leone?
From: NOT SO FAST
To: All
Date Posted: 17:02:33 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-050.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.50

Message:
"However, the Italian firm's previous record in some African countries leaves a little to be desired.

During their association with Zimbabwe, L-Sporto offered to give the Warriors a cash injection of some US$100,000 before the 2004 Nations Cup but the money never materialized.

Furthermore, the company arranged a friendly with El Salvador which proved an embarrassment as the team which turned up was not the Central American nation's full national side.

The Zimbabwe Football Association was also unhappy that it was asked to buy 25,000 jerseys with its own money, before reselling them to fans.

This demand over buying jerseys prompted deals between L-Sporto and football associations in both Ghana and Kenya to fall through in 2002.

L-Sporto Chief Executive Officer Chris Anderson has expressed delight that Liberia has accepted to enter into the deal with his firm.

"We have always believed in Liberian football and its talents, and we are going to work to ensure that South Africa 2010 becomes a reality."

"The potential for success in Liberia is high and we are going to make sure we do just that," the L-Sport Chief Executive Office asserted."

L-Sporto says it is also involved in Jordan, Haiti, Iran and Iraq.


Subject: NO, CANNIBALISM IS NOT A TRIBAL OR REGIONAL ATTRIBUTE
From: CHIEF IN EXILE
To: All
Date Posted: 13:58:58 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.24.31.125

Message:
Of the various groups that comprised the CDF, the Kamajors received the most
scrutiny, as they were responsible for almost all the CDF violations reported after
1996. FORCED CANNIBALISM IS ATTRIBUTED ONLY TO THE KAMAJORS. A defining
characteristic of the CDF became its ceremony of ‘initiation’, described to the
Commission by many witnesses as entailing physical and psychological torture
as well as other gross abuses of human rights.(SLTRCR)


Subject: FULLAH VOTE?
From: Almamy Seray-Wurie Si
To: All
Date Posted: 12:39:59 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: almamysi@hotmail.com
Entered From: elounge8.osr.columbia.edu at 156.111.41.140

Message:
I just read an article on NJ-SLPP Chair saying Fullahs donated $40,000 to SLPP...
Please, please, do not blow up figures. Like any other groups in SL, no party can claim having 100% Fullah Vote because of the following reasons:
*Fullahs are not fools to limit themselves to a particular party
* There are Fullahs at APC, SLPP, and PMDC hierachy. I know that the stereotype about us being foreigners remain.
* Fullahs know that some opportunists think they milk cow therefore its 'Jack and the Bean stalk'..Do not be fooled.
* Fullahs know that others like Madingoes, Susus, Kroos, Mendes, Kissis, Creoles, Aku-Marabouts, Korankos, Yalunkas, Vais, and Lokos to name a few are found in other african states..therefore what is the fuss
* Fullahs will never take sides as fellow Sierra Leoneans continue to divide along East-West-Nort-South because there are Aku-Fullahs, Mende-Fullahs, etc
* Fullahs like others want a leader that is honest, patriotic, God-fearing, accountable, and has GANDAL (Educated, Experienced, and Decides with good intentions)..
* Fullahs in Elections 2007 would not consider the Pulaaku Guidelines stated above as GROUND-PIG, ARATA, and KONIRABBIT do not meet those standards.


Subject: Re: FULLAH VOTE?
From: S Tunis
To: All
Date Posted: 18:06:38 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.8

Message:
alimamy tunis wurie whatever? your are totally an idiot. first of all why do you claim to be fulla when your mother is a full mende woman and your father is half mende and half fulla. are you trying to connect yourself to the fulla tribe because according to you they are more prosperous. take you fulla and stuff it in your behind ungrateful wretch. remember it is a tunis that brough your behind to america. where was you fulla relatives


Subject: Re: FULLAH VOTE?
From: Almamy Seray-Wurie Si
To: All
Date Posted: 19:01:10 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: almamysi@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 134.74.42.14

Message:
I know who you are and you know I know who you are..
Why not use your true name...Am sure if slavery was still permissible you would have wish to own me as a slave.
Fullahs have been successful long ago though not as such as it is in present SL..
Your education has failed you since you cannot talk or write without being vulgar...
I would not disclose your name because I know your are from a respectable family (though you are the odd one)..
Like you wrote last am TIF-FAMBUL therefore The respectable Tunis Clan may sue you for hinding behind their name. I feel honored to be associated (by birth or adoption) to the Tunis Clan. In case you do not know their ancestor was a WALI which means a person who has been so faithful to God that wishes from him or her are granted instantly..
You are warned..be careful!


Subject: Re: FULLAH VOTE?
From: ITK
To: All
Date Posted: 11:16:14 04/26/07 ()
Email Address: ishmael.taylorkamara@kattenlaw.com
Entered From: at 38.117.238.82

Message:
Almamy:

Don't waste your time. Sadly, I read far too many postings like the one you are responding to, coming from people who obviously are privileged enough to benefit from this resource. All I normally do is ponder the question: do we then not deserve the type of leaders we constantly decry? But then I think about all those of our compatriots who are not as fortunate as we are. They deserve better because they are the ones that usually suffer the most. You know, there are times-- like now-- when I actually believe Sierra Leone is cursed. Endowed with minerals, natural beauty, and potentially rich human capital, yes; but poor, and probably cursed! What a paradox.

In disgust, back to peeperdom!


Subject: Re: FULLAH VOTE?
From: Saidu Daphay Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 15:33:44 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: dialup-4.249.117.53.dial1.washington2.level3.net at 4.249.117.53

Message:
Mr. Almamy,

Sierra Leone is the most tolerant nation in the West Coast of Africa to allow a recent migrant tribe from our neighboring country (Guinea) to threaten and interfere in our national sovereignty. I don't want to be termed descriminatory, nevertheless, Sierra Leonenans should know that the so-called Fullahs who claim to be Sierra Leoneans are a bunch of extortioners, hypocrites and sycophants who dance with any corrupt Sierra Leonean government in power. Can any Sierra Leonean ever boast of holding a position of trust or an enviable business in Guinea? Think of the brutal war in Sierra Leone. Do you know how many Sierra Leonenas were killed where the so-called Fullah tribe emanated from? What action did they pursue to protect our brother and sisters whom they calimed to be part and parcel of their national existence? Did any progressive Sierra Leonean ever prosper in Guinea in terms of business, job opportunity or social status in the midst of these so-called citizens of Sierra Leone. As Sierra Leonenans we should re-visit our "laisser faire" attitudes towards these so-called partners in progress-who are bent on exploiting our kindness for their selfish interests. The mass torture and extinction of these tribe by the late Sekou Toure because of their camelion attitude should send signals that they are people not to be trusted in our national affairs. If we stand united there is no amount of wealth and ill-gotten gains siphoned from our national treasure that these so-called partners in progress will use to lure us to believe that they are part of us.


Subject: Re: FULLAH VOTE?
From: Almamy Seray-Wurie Si
To: All
Date Posted: 17:10:47 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: almamysi@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 134.74.42.12

Message:
Education can liberate one's mind if intellectual dishonested does not enslave him or her....
Mr Turay, What do you call recent?
if you do not know about Fullahs then do not be carried away by stereotype few people still keep.
*When Pedro da Cintra sailed along SL coast in 1462..where were your ancestors?
*When Freetown was founded in 1787..where were your ancestors?
*When Britain made SL a crown colony in 1880..where were your abcestors?
*When SL gained Independence..where were your ancestors?
HISTORY 101


Subject: Re: FULLAH VOTE?
From: Yaya Fanusie
To: All
Date Posted: 18:05:49 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: futatoro@gmail.com
Entered From: pool-71-166-128-124.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.166.128.124

Message:
Almamy,
Some of these trash are proud of an identity created for them by Europeans.
Yaya Fanusie


Subject: Re: FULLAH VOTE?
From: Almamy Seray-Wurie Si
To: All
Date Posted: 19:06:39 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: almamysi@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 134.74.42.14

Message:
I agree with you..some people here do not realise that posting here is an opportunity that must not be abused..
However it helps us know what the mind thinks..words from the mouth/mind through fingers typing..
I noticed for long that your email read Futa Toro which told me Ngor Yayah knows of that great home of our ancestors..


Subject: Re: FULLAH VOTE?
From: Yaya Fanusie
To: All
Date Posted: 22:21:26 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: futatoro@gmail.com
Entered From: pool-71-166-128-124.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.166.128.124

Message:
Almamy,
I am now very happy when I read or hear some Sierra Leoneans publicly recognized their varied ethnic heritage. My maternal side socialization processed included heavy doses of our multiethnic, multicultural heritage. We raised to reject any attempt to define us in ways that would reject our other ethnic leanages. The past is always in the present. I believe that Tunis who attacked you is under the misperception that because he
speaks Mende and raised within Mende Culture therefore
that was the only ethnic ingridient in his makeup.
My heritage includes Sherbro, Fula, Mandingo, Krio, French, Wolof and I can claim Fante because my auntie who breastfed me as a baby was half Fante(i)and Wolof.
if I want Senegales Passport, Guinean passport and paternal side I can claim Nigerian passport. I support
every one who is trying to improve themselves and also making effort to make Africans better. I am at home anywhere in Africa. I will not feel nor act like an outsider. I have also muslin and christian heritage.
We were already embracing Diversity before it became a public policy globally. Just ignore the likes of Tunis or John Leigh.
Yaya Fanusie


Subject: Re: FULLAH VOTE?
From: Olu Beckley
To: All
Date Posted: 16:03:02 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: mariamab@aol.com
Entered From: at 206.113.148.2

Message:
Fulahs are not of recent origin in Sierra Leone; they are not extornionists nor should Sekou Toure's attempt to annihilate them be used to describe their character. They were victimized because of their ingenuity, grace and beauty, and for you to take pride in acts of genocide against a tribe speaks for who you are.

Saidu DAPHAY TURAY? This name sounds guinean to me, belonging to the Susu tribe. Sekou Toure was susu, so I can see where you are coming from.


Subject: Re: FULLAH VOTE?
From: Saidu Daphay Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 19:24:20 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: dialup-4.249.114.78.dial1.washington2.level3.net at 4.249.114.78

Message:
Olu Beckley,

I am not astounded on your reaction on labelling me to be a Guinean because I know the same hipocrisy and extortion your family exhibited in Port Loko-Falaba road, where the Fullahs whom your family imported from Guinea were victimized because of their surreptitious attidues of being business men but were used as stooges to aid the SLPP and the defunct NDP party of Kelfa Smart to import arms and ammunition to distabilize Sierra Leone during Siaka Stevens tenure. I am even doubtful where you have the name "OLU Beckley"- a camorflage to continue your ploy to use and exploit our people in Sierra Leone. Tell me what have you and your family done in Sierra Leone and Port Loko in general to upgrade the living standard of the people, taking into account all the cows and the fullah slaves your family imported from Guinea? Remember, if you think you are hiding, the kids you left behind and your purported boast of being successful in your 30's as a an acclaimed succesful man is being monitored by the kids you left behind in Port Loko. Beware, I am "Saidu"- a name you never imagine to exist by now during your gloriuos days.


Subject: Re: FULLAH VOTE?
From: Olu Beckley
To: All
Date Posted: 13:44:48 04/26/07 ()
Email Address: mariamab@aol.com
Entered From: at 206.113.148.2

Message:
Saidu, I do not think we have crossed paths and I can sense you are getting worked up and personal here, making so many libelous, insultive and offensive statements.

My pedigree includes some of the finest of civil servants who served for that country. On the paternal side, my grand father, Mr. ATA Beckley was one of the first black District Commissioners in Sierra Leone. On the maternal side, my grandfather was the carpenter (a position of repute in our traditional communities) to Chief Adikalie Mela of Maforki Chiefdom. My grand mom is Fulani from Kabala and I grew up in the Bonthe District. I am very proud of having been born in the great Maforki Chiefdom, and of being a true Sierra Leonean. I don’t know who you are and careless about who you are or where you come from, and just wanted you to know that we will not allow your tribalistic and discriminatory assertions on this forum. Stop the hate and start thinking straight.


Subject: Re: FULLAH VOTE?
From: Almamy Seray-Wurie Si
To: All
Date Posted: 19:36:49 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: almamysi@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 134.74.42.14

Message:
But why not keep your personal issue with Mr Beckley or his family for another forum...
*Have you were attempted finding out where you Turay name came from?
* Do you know that their are Iraqi Kurds, Turkish Kurds, etc? They maybe be related...
I know though that during Shekou Toure's era, fulbeh came in droves but there was a counter step taken by the government them to return them....(Though not well organised or respectfully done)
By the way, 40% of Guinee is Fullah..the only nation out of 30 nations having Fulbeh which such majority


Subject: Re: FULLAH VOTE?
From: Saidu Daphay Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 20:03:05 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: dialup-4.249.114.78.dial1.washington2.level3.net at 4.249.114.78

Message:
Almamy,

I have all legal rights to answer Olu when he is personal in questioning my identity. I know him more than you do. I don't have any malice against him. I am one of his admirers as a teen. So we should becareful in being sacarstic to people, instead we should uphold the tenets of respect, civility and accommodation of knowledge in any forum.


Subject: Re: FULLAH VOTE?
From: Almamy Seray-Wurie Si
To: All
Date Posted: 20:10:13 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: almamysi@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 134.74.42.14

Message:
Okay, I see where you are coming from. By the way, I was compelled to respond as I know there are Sierra Leonean who worry more about the tribe of politicians than what they can do for SL..
Recent Fullahs and Resident Fullahs as well as those before 1462-1787-180-1961 Fullahs are Sierra Leoneans
Of course every right thinking Sierra Leonean would want other nationals to formally naturalise or pay residential permit like we do here in Babylon


Subject: Re: FULLAH VOTE?
From: Saidu Daphay Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 20:26:01 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: dialup-4.249.114.78.dial1.washington2.level3.net at 4.249.114.78

Message:
Almamy,

I give a heck on any rightful policy a sovereign nation like Sierra Leone should pursue. It is our duty to sensitize our peolpe to know where right belongs. Gone are the days of aristocracy, exploitation and dormancy where a self-styled class will use their status to stratify our people to the lowest ebb.


Subject: Re: FULLAH VOTE?
From: LOW GRADE SAN SAN
To: All
Date Posted: 09:34:18 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 81.130.239.224

Message:
Gone are the days of aristocracy, exploitation and dormancy where a self-styled class will use their status to stratify our people to the lowest ebb.

BOY LEIGH YOU YERI. As Emerson the musician would say those days are gone. When a "SCARFISH" looking CREOLE like you would look low on our people from the protectorate and say stuff like, nar den kontry, den nor betteh.

We will not allow any morally bankrupt, corrupt and baseless political reject like you to call us low grade san san, raray red boys and get away with it. As long as you are the unofficial mouth piece of the slpp I will continue banging home this message to our people till the end of your sad political life.

Thank You Saidu


Subject: Re: FULLAH VOTE?
From: Kontri Man
To: All
Date Posted: 09:37:10 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
"We will not allow any morally bankrupt, corrupt and baseless political reject like you to call us low grade san san, raray red boys and get away with it."

Not only is John Leigh all of the above, he also failed as a diplomat, failed as a politrician, and failed as a wannabe PMDC leader. No wonder John Leigh is so envious of successful people, especially Charles Margai.


Subject: Re: FULLAH VOTE?
From: CADMUS
To: All
Date Posted: 11:36:32 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.198.250.3

Message:

...'..Successful people especially Charles Margai.'

Charles Margai, a successful politician?..don't make me laff.


Subject: Re: FULLAH VOTE?
From: Kontri Man
To: All
Date Posted: 11:56:14 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
"Charles Margai, a successful politician?..don't make me laff."

I suppose you also think Berewa has a flat stomach?
You blind SLPP followers, as someone called you, are really blind!


Subject: Re: FULLAH VOTE?
From: CADMUS
To: All
Date Posted: 06:42:17 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.198.250.11

Message:
And what has that got to do with his ability to govern Sa lone? Idiot


Subject: Re: FULLAH VOTE?
From: BEHAVE YOURSELF
To: All
Date Posted: 09:35:26 04/27/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
Cadmus, please resist the temptation to relapse into insults when you can not rebut soemone's argument.

I think the point Kontri Man was making was that you can not be trusted to think straight, hence his use of an example to show that you are the kind of person who would say a pot-bellied man has a flat stomach.

I hope this helps you to understand Kontri Man's simple point.


Subject: Re: FULLAH VOTE?
From: Fact
To: All
Date Posted: 15:40:46 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Berewa's stomach is not flat. I know that and nobody will convince me otherwise. There are certain things we should not argue about and the size of Berewa's stomach is one of them.


Subject: Re: FULLAH VOTE?
From: COMEDIAN
To: All
Date Posted: 15:44:31 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-050.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.50

Message:
Damn, you have seen Berewa, naked in the bedroom. Wow.


Subject: Re: FULLAH VOTE?
From: Pa Bongo
To: All
Date Posted: 15:48:44 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
enti you know? she might just be one of them...you nor yeri am nar me mot oooh..


Subject: Re: FULLAH VOTE?
From: Almamy Seray-Wurie Si
To: All
Date Posted: 20:34:15 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: almamysi@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 134.74.42.14

Message:
Brother,
I join you in prayers and effort as indeed SL deserves more than we have given to her.
I was in The Gambia recently and I bumped into a Gambian who was at MMTC with me. He is now an assistant regisrar at University of Gambia..
His batch were all well placed but I could not say the same for the many Sierra Leoneans he asked me for..
We havbe to examine ourselves and see if our culture needs altering for peace/progress sake.
I grew up at Brookfields with all tribes but especially Limbas and Temnes..There were Creoles and Mendes along King George's Farm (Dwzak Farm)..
Tribe was never an issue untill I lived on College Campus with so called teachers-in-future.
High Self-Esteem Vs Low Self-Esteem
Inferiority Vs Superiority Complex


Subject: Re: FULLAH VOTE?
From: Critical Thinker
To: All
Date Posted: 15:56:39 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: mlab-natpool2.sph.harvard.edu at 134.174.1.17

Message:

I don't think it's wise to paint all Fulahs with the same brush. Although there are migrant fulahs in Sierra Leone, children born to them - and indeed some of them - are Sierra Leoneans even if they still belong to that ethnic group. In addition, we cannot critize Fulahs on one hand while also raising concerns about discriminatory practices against Sierra Leoneans abroad on account of their racial identity or their nativity status. Our only concern about Fulahs, or Mendes, Krios, Yalunkas, or Mandingos for that matter, should be regarding whether they have legal citizenship status. If they do then we should give them a break.


Subject: Re: FULLAH VOTE?
From: Olu Beckley
To: All
Date Posted: 13:17:13 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: mariamab@aol.com
Entered From: at 206.113.148.2

Message:
Koto,ta na la ga!

I support your point of view. I am a krio/fullah/temne and do not belong to the SLPP. Eh eh!


Subject: Re: FULLAH VOTE?
From: Almamy Seray-Wurie Si
To: All
Date Posted: 17:02:27 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: almamysi@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 134.74.42.12

Message:
I know..your father was a very honest Sierra Leonean Agriculturist who served his nation well then The Gambian Government requested his services. Like Rokupr, Gambia has a place called Sarpoh where he did a remarkable job to the credit of SL
Mr Turay does not have a clue of where the Turay clan comes from...Shekou Turay was a Madingo though he may have been originally susu, Current Malian President Amadou Toumani Turay is Fula...Mr Dapfay..he maybe your cousin
SL's troubles have nothing to do with just one tribe becuse inter-marriages blessed SL
Our problem I think is our culture considers loyatly as being nothing saying its wrong when one's parent goes wrong..
Thanks you Kt Olu
Let him find out more about Sl and The Beckley Clan with ties to all SL's Twenty Ethnico-Linguistic Group


Subject: WHAT SCHOOL JL ATTENDED IN YONIBANA?
From: QUESTION
To: All
Date Posted: 12:03:36 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 207.108.136.242

Message:
JL, what school did you attend in Yonibana and what year? In your resume, you did not put a school in Yonibana or may be I missed it. I am curious because every person who has been accused of tribalism and wanted to prove that he his not always claim Yonibana. Foday Sankoh once argued that he was brought up in a village in Yonibana.


Subject: Re: WHAT SCHOOL JL ATTENDED IN YONIBANA?
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 12:36:13 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
I won't be able to help you until you instruct the Rev Kaba Kanu to send me your correct name and e-mail address. Then I will e-mail the school name to you. Until I hear from Rev. Kanu on this matter, goodbye. - JL


Subject: Re: WHAT SCHOOL JL ATTENDED IN YONIBANA?
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 04:48:23 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-los-ae04.proxy.aol.com at 195.93.21.132

Message:
John as a public figure in sierra leonean politics, this information should be within the public domain, shouldnt it?


Subject: Re: WHAT SCHOOL JL ATTENDED IN YONIBANA?
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 08:55:42 04/26/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.8

Message:
Yes - and it is! - JL


Subject: Re: WHAT SCHOOL JL ATTENDED IN YONIBANA?
From: Abu Conteh
To: All
Date Posted: 09:33:17 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Look, John Leigh, answer the question. Why is that so hard for you to do? Are you trying to cover up your lies about your background pursuant to your scheme to cover up the fact that you are a tribalistic SLPP apologist?


Subject: Re: WHAT SCHOOL JL ATTENDED IN YONIBANA?
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 10:13:48 04/26/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Message:
Dear Mr. Abu Conteh:

I have set my terms for the information requested on a "take it or leave it" basis. I am not trying to hide anything. Nor am I a tribalistic apologist for an organization or individual. With all good wishes. - JL


Subject: Re: WHAT SCHOOL JL ATTENDED IN YONIBANA?
From: Abu Conteh
To: All
Date Posted: 10:27:36 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Bra Leigh, this is not a bribery scheme between the corrupt SLPP leader and JOhn Leigh, where you can "set your terms."

This is a debate where the only terms applicable are set by the dictates of good faith. That means if you claim that you went to school in Yoniban, good faith dictates -- not you -- that you must disclose the name of the school you allegedly went to when questioned about it.

Grow upo, John Leigh, and quit acting like the typical megamlomaniac SLPP politician who thinks he is ablove the rules of civilized society.


Subject: Re: WHAT SCHOOL JL ATTENDED IN YONIBANA?
From: CADMUS
To: All
Date Posted: 11:44:06 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.198.250.3

Message:
ABU CONTEH,

How can a 'Question' become a 'Debate'
You only asked a Question about a school, you had your answer.That is the end of that, unless you ask another question.


Subject: Re: WHAT SCHOOL JL ATTENDED IN YONIBANA?
From: Abu Conteh
To: All
Date Posted: 11:59:15 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
CADMUS:

please don't join the groeing gang of SLPP followers who never understand what they read!

A debate is about a question(s) on which the participants take diffferent sides. During the debate any particpant can ask another a question. I hope you can now see the role of a question(s) in a debate.


Subject: Re: WHAT SCHOOL JL ATTENDED IN YONIBANA?
From: Yaya Fanusie
To: All
Date Posted: 13:50:15 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: futatoro@gmail.com
Entered From: pool-71-166-128-124.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.166.128.124

Message:
John,
Common man! "Question" caught you with your pants down. And you are using KabsKanu to cover your nakedness.
Give the info requested.
Yaya


Subject: Re: WHAT SCHOOL JL ATTENDED IN YONIBANA?
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 14:07:29 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-aa14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.18

Message:
Dr. Fanusie:

Whether my pants are up, down or off is of no consequence.

QUESTION has asked his question and I have given my terms in response and until I hear directly from Rev. Kabs Kanu on this one, I must say goodbye. Thanks. - JL


Subject: Re: WHAT SCHOOL JL ATTENDED IN YONIBANA?
From: Joe James
To: All
Date Posted: 04:20:25 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Dr. Fanusi: Why bother with akau kalu man like John Leigh? The man is so arrogant that he thinks he is doing a favor when he answers a question arising from his empty boasts.

This guy Leigh is dishonest, tribalistic, rude, and a total failure who does not know how to behave. Did you read below where someone said when Leigh was Salone ambassador in Washington, DC, he locked out his entire staff every day until any time he showed up for work?

And why did the power-drunk, abusive Leigh do that? Because his deputy disagreed with him! Can you imagine Leigh being leader of anything? The guy is a tribalistic megalomaniac who does not know how to behave around civilized people, like some one told him already. Don't you see how he is always cussing people, and calling them names, instead of answering their questions?

My advice, Dr. Fanusi, is just ignore the Leigh the loser.


Subject: Re: WHAT ARE JOE JONES' CROOKISH RECORD?
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 09:17:19 04/26/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.8

Message:
Dear Joe James:

You are probably one of those idlers that turned the embassy groundfloor into a Rum Bar so that by Noon, M-F, you were all dead drunk - until I sent you guys packing. Something you hated very much!

I never locked the staff out at any time. This is a new invention concocted by drunken crooks years after I departed.

Embassy access was controlled by others besides the chief of Mission. I had my own keys but several others (three or four staffers) had their own keys and one of them had the primary responsibility to open the embassy and readying it for business.

Besides, I showed up for work most days at about 8:00AM. You drunks showed up at ten.

If we check your background, you will be shown to be a drunk and a crook who passed bad checks and as someone who routinely stole consular fees, lied to the State Department to defraud them of diplomatic visas for which you charged your contacts $1,500.00 each; made crookish passport deals; obtained duty-free liquor under false pretences and re-sold such liquor for private gain and used embassy property to secretly conduct you private commercial business.

The above were the exact practices I found upon arrival in DC and which I terminated - but only after a generous warning and adjustment period - without fear or favor but to your utter hatred. - JL



Subject: Re: WHAT ARE JOE JONES' CROOKISH RECORD?
From: Joe James
To: All
Date Posted: 09:31:11 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
"I never locked the staff out at any time. This is a new invention concocted by drunken crooks years after I departed."

The only drunken person at the embassy was you, John Leigh: You were power drunk!

Of course, being a liar, you would deny your anti-social and rude behavior to the staff at the embassy. But we know from your record of rudeness and lies on this forum (check out the archives) that you are indeed n overbearing, anti-social megalomaniac.

And we know that your lock-door tantrum when your deputy disagreed with you is one the many reasons that the foreign minister finally recommended to Kabbah that, $10,000 bribe or no bribe to Kabbah, you should be fired. And you were fired.

Why don't you go ahead and deny that too, Mr. liar.


Subject: Re: WHAT ARE JOE JONES' CROOKISH RECORD?
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 11:20:05 04/26/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.8

Message:
Mr. Joe James:

You do not have the facts. You are making things up in anger because of the implusion in one party due and the coming saturation bombardment of the other party. There will be no second round.

For your information I donated $20,000 directly to SLPP NEC in cash to help finance the 1995/96 presidential and parliamentary elections ($10,000 in November 1995 and $10,000 in late February 1996) so that SLPP would win after 30 years in the political wilderness while our country suffered nation-wrecking. And we won.

Next, the decision to recall me from Washington was the president alone. Nobody ever recommended my recall. It was he's alone and I am sure he had his reasons. It is his absolute right and I respect his right to pick the team and policies he wishes to have,pursue.

Aren't those the same policies and people - that excluded someone with my ideas - that your flunkey group was organized to democratically remove because you deem them failures? Didn't you want me to be part of your dunce group to help your school-dropout hero get rid of Kabbah?

Didn't your leading people praise my ideas and badly wanted my participation in your munku dunce fahlahmahkahtah alphabet-soup political group simply because of my record in offices and public reputation?

But because I refused to be associated with your rubbish outfit, I am suddenly no good because Kabbah whom you hate, fired me? Isn't this sour grapes?

So Kabbah recalled me? So what? So Kabbah fired Margai as Internal affairs minister before he fired me because Margai threatened to resign if not made the 2002 running mate - as the president himself told me? So what?

So the president fired Dr. Jalloh. So what?

So the president fired John Leigh, so what?

So President Siaka Stevens sacked, arrested and executed PC N'Silk, Dr. Mohamed Forna, Alhaji Tarqui, etc.! So you rub it in on the families of N'Silk, Forna and Tarqui?

So Charles Taylor, Idi Amin, Mobutu, Bakossa, etc. fired this or that minister, this or that doctor, this or that ambassador, this or that board chairman, this or that official and had them jailed and/or executed!

So think it is smart that you blame the sacked? The jailed? The executed? Is that how you reason? Whatever your president does is good? Yet you want to remove him with your rubbish double-cross tactics?

So Obasanjo was cashiered and jailed by Abacha! So what?

So Sheku Toure fired and executed Ambassador Diallo and several mothers! So you are happy? Any thing a president does, goes?

So President George Bush fired Colin Powel and this or that truthful professional for telling the truth about Iraq! So what?

Who was in error in all of the above firings, sackings, jailings and executions? Everything a president ever does is automatically always right by you? Right?

Man, get a life and don't let some president's decision to fire an underling dominate your entire life. If all you have against a political opponent is a bad decision by another politician, then you have absolutely nothing against your opponent that voters care about.

As for my tenure in DC, I know that I cleaned up the incompetence and corrupt mess at the embassy, wacked the AFRC/RUF to point of eviction and ultimate defeat, garned huge military help for ECOMOG and humanitarian aid for our people and I brought respect for the abilities of SLeonean worldwide.

See what has happened since I departed!

What have you ever done for your Party? Your country? Your alma mater? Your home community? Or even for your family?

Have you ever donated up to $1,000.00 at any time for any cause such as: Education? Democracy? Social improvements in your community, etc.?

Are you a taker or a giver? What have you ever achieved in life? Have you ever rose to the position of receiving a presidential appointment? How did you handle any such appointment? Or are you still a phontobah?

Keep all the answers to yourself.

Since you come across as a tombo-dumbo foolumunku idiot who rely on flunkey dunce argumentation, I must bid you goodbye. I believe you are too Low Grade of a SAN SAN dunce to learn from someone like me. Thank you and goodbye, you stupid drunkard! - JL


Subject: Re: WHAT ARE JOE JONES' CROOKISH RECORD?
From: Joe James
To: All
Date Posted: 11:29:24 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
"For your information I donated $20,000 directly to SLPP NEC in cash to help finance the 1995/96 presidential and parliamentary elections ($10,000 in November 1995 and $10,000 in late February 1996) so that SLPP would win after 30 years in the political wilderness while our country suffered nation-wrecking. And we won."

And, in echange for your bribes, the SLPP leader gave you the job as ambassador to the USA. That is eaxctly what I am saying! Now, you have confirmed it. You are the beneficiary of bribery and corruption -- just like the SLPP itself was the benficiary of corruption when they stuffed the ballot boxes with "over-votes" and stole the election from Dr. John Karefa-Smart in 1996!

You are all corrupt in the SLPP, you, the leaders, and your blind followers, John Leigh.

YOur tenure at the embassy was corruot, too, despite your lies. That is why =, notwithstanding your bribes to the SLPP< their leader, Kabbah FIRED you. Deny that, if you can.

Amonf the reasons you were fired: YOur tribalism on CNN when you insulted Limbas, your power-drunk locking out of the civil servants who worked for ther Sa Lon govt., but whom you mistook for your personal staff; you kept your young girlfriend as your live-in concubine at the Colorado Avenue, Wshington, DC residence of the SL ambassador, in violation of Sa Lon govt. rules against using the ambaasdor's residence for profit.

Like I said, Leigh, you are very corrupt. And I have
shown you the evidence.


Subject: Re: WHAT SCHOOL JL ATTENDED IN YONIBANA?
From: Fact
To: All
Date Posted: 12:08:07 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: nwplpf.nwpl.ca at 204.239.156.10

Message:
Foday Sankoh is from Yele, near Magburaka.


Subject: Re: WHAT SCHOOL JL ATTENDED IN YONIBANA?
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 04:45:46 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-los-ae04.proxy.aol.com at 195.93.21.132

Message:
Dont you ever insult my people in Gbonkolenken chiefdom like that my friend. Foday Sankoh is from Segbwema he said so himself.


Subject: Re: WHAT SCHOOL JL ATTENDED IN YONIBANA?
From: Albert Moinina
To: All
Date Posted: 06:56:38 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 218.248.0.180

Message:
My friend Alieu,

I agree that no sensible and decent people would want to associate themselves with Foday Sankoh. However, I don't think Foday Sankoh hailing from any region is an insult to that particular region.

Or is it that nobody is claiming FS for his evil deeds? I am not surprised. May I represent the people of Segbwema to disown him.


Subject: SLCB Opens Mobimbi Branch
From: NEW CITIZEN
To: All
Date Posted: 09:00:10 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-050.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.50

Message:
NEW CITIZEN


Business & Economy
SLCB Opens Mobimbi Branch

The Chairman of the ceremony who doubled as Deputy Minister of Education and Resident Minister- South, Hon. Abass Collier, stated that he was delighted to have been chosen by the Bank to chair that important occasion.

He stated that the Bank’s financial capability was an icon and congratulated the management and staff of SLCB for their rapid strides in the banking industry, adding that the bank was a success story, which the government should be proud of.

He disclosed that the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank was established in 1973 with a mission to provide financial services to indigenous Sierra Leoneans, starting with initial number of eight branches nationwide, adding that “today, the Bank operates a network of branches connected by VSAT technology, providing online banking services, real-time basis in Freetown and all the major provincial towns of Sierra Leone.”

Hon. Abass Collier stated that the Bank is now a major engine of growth, reliably servicing the needs of its customers and providing financial savvy to various industrial sectors in the economy, both in the private and public sectors.

He revealed that the Bank stands out as the largest retail Bank in Sierra Leone today in terms of total assets and also controls the largest deposit base in the financial industry in the country. Adding that in keeping with modern trends in banking processes and procedures, the Bank has made substantial investments in information and communications technology, all aimed at facilitating easy delivery channels to its numerous customers.

He also stated that the SLCB is a major employer in the financial sector as the Board and management place high premium in training and self-development of its personnel and reiterated that the management supports educational development in related professional courses to meet the capacity needs of both the Bank and its personnel.

He further stated that the Bank’s corporate social responsibility policy provides assistance to health, educational institutions and promotion of cultural values adding that the bank’s contribution to government coffers in terms of dividend payments, corporate income tax are the highest in the private sector of Sierra Leone.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors, SLCB, Patrick P. Samu, extended his hearty congratulations to everybody present at the opening ceremony for leaving their busy schedules to grace the occasion.
He stated that the need to have a Bank branch in the vicinity of Sierra Rutile was an imperative agenda and such an economic giant community was indeed a great achievement for the Bank and he extended his hearty thanks to the management and staff of Sierra Rutile Mines for their support and patience in facilitating this expedient development.

Patrick Samu also stated that he could not over emphasize how pleased they were to be of service to such a notable institution and the community in which they operated and hoped that sufficient use would be made of the facilities provided by the new Mobimbi branch of SLCB so as to add value to both institutions – Sierra Rutile and SLCB.

“The Bank should be regarded as a community project, not only to serve the Sierra Rutile mines, but the entire community as well”, Patrick Samu noted.
He appealed to members of the local community to consider themselves as joint owners of the assets of the Bank and development partners of the workers of the new branch of the bank.

Managing Director of the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank, Alhaji Dr. Abdulai Kakay, stated that Mobimbi represented a significant part of the economic lifeblood of the country, and as such, the importance of the two institutions could not be overemphasized.
He disclosed that their real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in 2006 was 7.1% and the mining industry - Rutile being a key component, was recorded as one of the fastest growing sectors in the economy.

He also disclosed that before the eleven year civil strife, their service was in the form of agency relationship in the community. That means they were not based there but used to serve the vibrant mining community from Freetown about three times a week, pointing out that the relationship has now been upgraded by the opening of a full fledge branch bank in the locality.

Alhaji Dr. Abdulai Kakay congratulated the people of Mobimbi for the return of Sierra Rutile despite the significant damage and loss suffered by the company during the war.

He went on, “it is in recognition of the courage and love demonstrated by the company for the people of Imperi Chiefdom that has moved the Board of Directors and Management of SLCB to return to this important town in the Southern Province to provide our products and services,” pointing out that he had no doubt that the opening of the SLCB branch would immensely contribute to the economic development of their chiefdom and the entire southern province adding also that the return to the community was also a clear demonstration that indeed peace and security has been fully restored.

He thanked President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah and his Government for their relentless efforts in creating the required enabling environment for the smooth operation of a banking facility.
Managing Director, Alhaji Dr. Kakay assured the existing and potential customers of SLCB of their best efforts at all times in providing not only readily available but very efficient services.

Director - EPIU in the Ministry of Finance, Mohamed Warritay, on behalf of the Minister of Finance, John Benjamin, in his keynote address expressed their happiness for the milestone achievement of the SLCB.
He stated that Mobimbi and other communal settlements throughout Sierra Leone are important components of the Sierra Leone economy, which jointly determine the wealth of the country noting that it was indeed gratifying to see the SLCB leading the way in opening the entire country up to the technology of access banking facilities and promoting the economic consolidation of our human, economic and manpower resources.

He disclosed that in 2006, the banking industry experienced a significant 20% increase in its resource base - an increase that was sourced mainly from a rise in deposit. He stated that it was particularly pleasing that a branch should be opening in this community in one of the most strategically important economic locat1ons in Sierra Leone. He added that the mining industry was contributing much as well, in the area of local job creation and hoped that the local economy would be able to take advantage of this in order to drive broad-based wealth creation from some of the proceeds of the local industry.

On behalf of the Minister of Finance, Mr. Warritay congratulated all those who contributed to the work of the branch, from the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank leadership, local staff, contractors and workers and hoped that the branch would be both profitable for the company and a source of saving, investment, economic growth and job creation in the area of its operations.
The pouring of libation was done by Paramount Chief Edgar Margai while the vote of thanks was rendered by the Bank Manager of the Mobimbi Branch of the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank, Festus Crosby.


Subject: Me Yase Heng Baz
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 06:15:22 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-los-ae04.proxy.aol.com at 195.93.21.132

Message:
I am seating right now in a setting where two sierra leonean SLPP members are discussing very interesting issues and I am listening ttentively while I type. The conversation is moving at a very rapid pace and it has covered issues from John Benjamin, to Kenema and meetings in Kenema where plots are made against Charles Margai. Now the conversation has turned on to what contributions that SL Matturi has made to the the SLPP and how the SLPP had failed him. Didnt even know that SL Matturi has given over 40 years of service to the slpp.

Ah yes now the conversation has gone to the issue of who was runnning for PC in Tombodu. I am being educated in SLPP yuki yuki politics as I type and i just wanted to let you folks know how self aggrandizing these people are. Person number one speaks about why he hopes his support for Berewah would end up into hs being appointed Ambassador to the US. What is the relationship between Lansana Nyalley and Cecil Blkes appointment to the Ministry of Information? Whew education man. I cant wait to see the looks on their faces when I introduce myself to them.
Wow Tegloma is not as powerful as it used to be. See I didnt even know that. Now I know who the federation finance offier is. I wonder what federation these people might be speaking of? Oh well that has been confirmed its the Tribalistic federation of Tegloma. Boy John Leigh would be surprised to know that some of these mumbo tumbo tribal marginalizers are actually members of his party.

oops now its Hindolo Tryes being APC thats what the conversation is all about now. Man these people re just talking.

Ohh the reason why the APC is so strong in the western area is because the pople in the western area are more educated. Wow SLPP strategy is to keep the people ignorant and thats how they intend to win.


Subject: Re: Me Yase Heng Baz
From: Patriot
To: All
Date Posted: 09:20:23 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Alieu:

You are the man! Please send us some more useful intelligence from the ground, so to speak. I would not introduce myself to your unknowing sources -- the better to pick up more info.


Subject: Re: Me Yase Heng Baz
From: Gambler
To: All
Date Posted: 09:23:19 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
Bo nar lie the man dae lie.


Subject: Re: Me Yase Heng Baz
From: Patriot
To: All
Date Posted: 09:56:09 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
I know Alieu. Ar nor know you. Ar know say Alieu nor dae lie. So, ar go take Alieu him word any day over you yone. sorry.


Subject: Re: Me Yase Heng Baz
From: Olu Beckley
To: All
Date Posted: 11:56:54 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: mariamab@aol.com
Entered From: at 206.113.148.2

Message:
Allieu,

Thanks for the gist. While you are in town, can you please find out about the occupancy of the OAU Villas?

Like the khaki boys did, I hear SALHOC is not receiving the annual rent?


Subject: Re: Me Yase Heng Baz
From: NAR U SABI
To: All
Date Posted: 04:09:33 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-154-56-145.range81-154.btcentralplus.com at 81.154.56.145

Message:
NAR U SABI BIZZABODY EN KONGOSAH


Subject: Re: Me Yase Heng Baz
From: YOU GO SABI
To: All
Date Posted: 04:12:05 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
YOU GO SABI


Subject: Re: Me Yase Heng Baz
From: NAR U SABI
To: All
Date Posted: 04:16:11 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-154-56-145.range81-154.btcentralplus.com at 81.154.56.145

Message:
NOW AR NO SAY U DAE NEAR ME AR DAY KAM CONK U AID


Subject: Re: Me Yase Heng Baz
From: FORMULA SCIENTIST
To: All
Date Posted: 06:14:45 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-228-219-218.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.228.219.218

Message:
MUMU POLICE DON BEGIN FOR TALK.


Subject: Re: Me Yase Heng Baz
From: YOU GO SABI
To: All
Date Posted: 04:25:45 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
SO YOU KIN TALK?

AR BIN MEAN SAY YOU NAR MUMU -- ALL TEM YOU WRITE, YOU KIN JES WRITE "NAR U SABI."

NOW WAE YOU DON BEGIN TALK AR GO GO EASY PAN YOU [LAUGH]


Subject: Re: Me Yase Heng Baz
From: NAR U SABI
To: All
Date Posted: 08:00:21 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-153-192-81.range81-153.btcentralplus.com at 81.153.192.81

Message:
BOYS NA U ORDA HANDLE NA FORMULA SCIENTIST YES AR KIN TOK BECOS LIE MAN DEM PLENTY NA DIS FORUM HAVE A NICE DAY BRA


Subject: Re: Me Yase Heng Baz
From: FORMULA SCIENTIST
To: All
Date Posted: 18:36:41 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.8

Message:
DIS HANDLE NAR ME REAL NAME WAY ME FATHER-LAW GEH ME.SO IF U TRY FOR MESS WITH ME,AR GO MAKE U NOR GO NAR SALONE ANYMORE,BECOS ME WEF NAR DI FIRST DAUGHTER IN WAITIN.


Subject: Re: Me Yase Heng Baz
From: YOU GO SABI
To: All
Date Posted: 09:26:29 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
NOR O, PA. ME NOR GEH HANDLE WAE NAR FORMULA SCIENTIST. NAR WAN HANDLE NOR MOR AR GET. LATER, ME MAN.


Subject: Re: Me Yase Heng Baz
From: NAR U SABI
To: All
Date Posted: 06:31:55 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-132-255-254.range81-132.btcentralplus.com at 81.132.255.254

Message:
NAR U SABI


Subject: Re: Me Yase Heng Baz
From: FORMULA SCIENTIST
To: All
Date Posted: 10:00:55 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-228-219-218.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.228.219.218

Message:
U GO SEE AM NAR PADEMBA ROAD AND CAMPBELL STREET JUNCTION,IF U NOR SABI.
BRA ALIEU,DOYA TELL ME WAITIN MI FATHER-LAW DAE TALK BUT ME,BECOS ME MENDE PIPUL DEM DON BARFAH MI MARRADE.


Subject: Re: Me Yase Heng Baz
From: YOU GO SABI
To: All
Date Posted: 08:19:18 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
YOU GO SABI


Subject: Fullahs and Madingoes
From: Nancy
To: All
Date Posted: 04:54:59 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 246-66-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.66.246

Message:
The fullahs and Madingoes do not originate from Sierra Leone. Why giving them preference when they can find it in Guinea. The SLPPP tribalists prefer to work with Fullahs and Madingoes than original Sierra Leonean tribes like the limbas and Sherbros.
Fullahs and Madingoes are second class citizens. They are streaming into Sierra Leone and spreading their tentacles every where. The truth is our folks emply their marabout to cause havoc to their opponents.
The tribalists in the SLPP exposed the Country to foreigners and today we all see where Sierra leone is going. The fact of the matter is that Fullahs are marauding hereders who move from one place to another to find rest.
Do you think the voices of the Temnes or kissi will be heard in Guinea.
Fussing about Fullahs and Madingoes. They continue to migrate into diamondferous areas in Sierra Leone. Shame on the hypocrites to give Guinean tribes a premium in our dying Country. Have you heard about their FPU who does not allow any tribe tobeome a member? Do these hypocrittes know that the Fullahs love one of their own than others? Are you aware the average Fullahs will not marry another tribe and if they do, they will dump the woman who hail from different tribe.
When will Sierra Leoneans have a clear conscience?


Subject: Re: Fullahs and Madingoes
From: Almamy Seray-Wurie Si
To: All
Date Posted: 06:56:59 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: almamysi@hotmail.com
Entered From: 24hrpc7.cpmc.columbia.edu at 156.111.18.146

Message:
Did you know Kissis are in Liberia and Guinee?
Hmmm.....


Subject: Primary Healthcare in Sierra Leone:
From: DOCTOR
To: All
Date Posted: 21:51:22 04/24/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-050.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.50

Message:

Primary Healthcare in Sierra Leone:
Clinic Resources and Perceptions of Policy after One Year of Decentralization


Draft: 27 March 2007

IRCBP Evaluations Unit


Research for this report was funded by the Institutional Reform and Capacity Building Project (IRCBP). The development of survey instruments, data collection and analysis were managed by the evaluations unit of IRCBP with technical oversight and support from Professor Edward Miguel at the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Rachel Glennerster of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Dr. Yongmei Zhou of the World Bank. The research also benefited from the assistance of the Department of Planning and Information at the Ministry of Health and Sanitation. Liz Foster wrote this report with research assistance from Shehla Imran and Alex Rothenberg.


Subject: Additional Funding Planned for the Health Sector
From: HEALTH SECTOR
To: All
Date Posted: 21:44:50 04/24/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-050.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.50

Message:
Additional Funding Planned for the Health Sector


A three – day workshop commenced in Freetown on Tuesday April 24, on the provision of additional funds to scale up primary health care activities in 2007 budgets of local councils.

The workshop is being held under the ‘Accelerated Child Survival and Maternal Mortality Reduction Project’ in Sierra Leone.


District Health Sisters were also in attendance


The additional funding should constitute the second phase of a ten-year programme aimed at supporting the Health Sector on Child Survival and Maternal Mortality Reduction in Sierra Leone.

This programme is supported by a World Bank and DFID grant estimated at USD 100m over the next ten year period. Part of this fund will be used to implement primary health care activities at district level through the local councils.


(l-r) Sheku Bangura, Director of the Local Government Finance Department, Joanna Reid of DFID and Geert Cappelaere of UNICEF


Financing for phase one of the programme is through the Institutional Reform and capacity Building project (IRCBP), and is tied to the Local Government Development Grants Programme. Technical oversight for phase one is provided by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation.

Phase two which will commence in 2008 is the main 4-year project in the context of the overall 10-year programme.

The objectives of the three-day workshop include identification of financing gap and scale up of strategic plans for primary health care activities of local councils to accommodate the additional funding which, this time will be channelled through the local councils.


A cross section of participants at the workshop


The financing gap, health plans and budget prepared by local councils to facilitate the appraisal of the first phase of the project are to be made known to the World Bank Team by the end of April 2007.

Other major objectives of the workshop are to agree on performance indicators and validate the contents of the final strategic and activity plans, and prepare procurement plans.

The Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Sidique Brima told the workshop that such interventions would help District Health Management Teams and council functionaries to properly plan for their local health needs. He said that the improvement of health service delivery is in line with the objectives of government’s decentralisation programme.


The Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Mr. Sidique Brima addressing the workshop


Health Minister Abator Thomas, who was keynote speaker, admonished participants to ensure that by the end of the workshop they are able to update and scale up councils’ development plans and provide the gap that is expected to be funded.


Health Minister Abator thomas delivers the keynote address. To her left is M.A. Sandi, Director of Finance, Ministry of Health.


The UNICEF Representative Geert Cappelaere, quoting recent statistics, said that death rates in Sierra Leone among women and children are declining and called this ‘good news’. He said that ‘there are many donors out there who believe its worth investing in the health sector in Sierra Leone.’


Geert Cappelaere hammers his points home


Joanna Reid, a representative of DFID said that her organisation has committed 10 years to the development of the health sector in Sierra Leone.,

The Task Team Leader of the Accelerated Child Survival and Development Project Laura Rose gave the assurance that additional funds will be made available for councils to include new items in their activity plans. She attributed the success in the health field to what she called ‘excellent community participation.’

Participants at the workshop are Mayors and Chairpersons of councils, District Medical Officers, members of District Health Medical Teams and Chairpersons of Health Committees of councils.



Subject: THIS IS THE REV. KABS-KANU'S BIGGEST SCORE!
From: CHIEF IN EXILE
To: All
Date Posted: 19:42:06 04/24/07 ()
Email Address: RNMDTWO@YAHOO.COM
Entered From: at 198.24.31.125

Message:
EDITORIAL :

WAKE-UP CALL FOR SIERRA LEONE

The shambles of an election just completed in Nigeria should serve as a wake-up call for all advocates of democracy in Sierra Leone. With our elections only three months to go , what has happened in Nigeria should bear salient lessons for Sierra Leone , in view of the fact that whatever obtains in one African state has the tendency of recurring in others.Political scientists have long theorized that cataclysmic events are contagious. They have a tendency of spilling over to other countries. This has been the case with military coups and bungled elections. Thus, if anyone thinks that our elections cannot go the Nigerian way, they are mistaken.

The lesson Sierra Leone must learn from this catastrophic Nigerian election is that we must never take anything for granted. Unless a miracle happens, nothing will stop Alhaji Yar'adua from ascending the throne in Nigeria, once he has been declared winner by the country's Electoral Commission. Legal battles will arise but in the final anaysis, incumbency will prevail again. Once an election has been rigged, that's it. There is nothing else anyone can do about it. The solution is to stop it from being rigged in the first place , and this is our dilemma presently.

Once an election has been stolen, the international observers will conclude that though there were irregularities but they were not significant to influence the results. Even where they reach a conclusion that the rigging significantly affected the results, they lack the power to change the results. As for stakeholders, they will continue issuing their threats about sanctions , but how many of these threats have we not heard before ? If Yar'adua is not the choice of the people and he also becomes a mere statistic, Nigerians are going to be saddled with him for 5 years to the detriment of the nation.

This must not be allowed to recur in Sierra Leone. All those thrust with the responsibility of ensuring that the elections are free and fair should not rest on their oars. They have to continue pushing for compliance to all the structures that have been put in place, if at all, to make sure that there is no rigging.

As an independent newspaper, we do not care who wins. Whether the SLPP retains power or the APC or PMDC wins does not make any difference to us, as long as they win fairly. Our main concern is that this particular election in Sierra Leone on July 28, 2007 should be free and fair. These are landmark elections that will impact on the progress of the nation for years to come .Sierra Leone is ripe for a change.She needs need blood and fresh minds to tackle the serious problems that lay ahead. But change cannot come from bungled elections.

The people of Sierra Leone want to have a say in who become their leaders next.They have been disappointed by their politicians and leaders and want to ensure that this time they place people in power who will ring in the desired changes at last. .

We are desperate for change in Sierra Leone --Desirable and worthy change that will ensure socio-economic and political renaissance. And this cannot be achieved with General Elections that are a charade of democracy. We hope everybody will learn from the Nigerian experience and take nothing for granted. The elections must be free and fair and we, the Sierra Leoneans, have the onus to ensure that. We must all be watchdogs and ensure that no rigging is done.



Web site designed & hosted by leeroy kanu © 2006 at Homestead™


Subject: CAN MAN. UNITED MAKE IT TO THE FINALS?
From: CHIEF IN EXILE
To: All
Date Posted: 19:34:34 04/24/07 ()
Email Address: RNMDTWO@YAHOO.COM
Entered From: at 198.24.31.125

Message:
Wayne Rooney's stunning last-minute winner kept Manchester United's hopes of reaching the Champions League final alive after an Old Trafford classic.

Cristiano Ronaldo's fifth-minute header put United in front, only for AC Milan to draw level through Kaka's angled drive after 21 minutes.

Kaka put Milan ahead from close range before the interval, but Rooney turned in Paul Scholes' cool pass on the hour.

Rooney then lashed a glorious 20-yard finish past Dida in injury time.


Interview: Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson

It was a moment of magic that gave United a precious lead to defend going into the second leg in Milan next Wednesday.


United opened in sparkling fashion, and it took a desperate intervention from Alessandro Nesta to divert Rooney's shot over the bar.

But they were soon ahead when Ronaldo met Ryan Giggs' corner with a firm header, which Dida palmed into the air and could then only divert into the net.

606: DEBATE
If United can play with that pace in Milan they will go through

FC

United were firing on all cylinders up front - but all the time Milan, in the shape of Kaka, were waiting to probe their suspect and under-strength rearguard.

And the strike they feared came after 21 minutes when Kaka took Clarence Seedorf's pass and accelerated away from Gabriel Heinze and fired a left-foot angled drive across Edwin van der Sar.

A high-quality encounter saw Rooney just fail to get on the end of Giggs' cross and Ronaldo bring a crucial block from Dida with a 25-yard power drive.

But Brazilian superstar Kaka was an ever-present threat, and he took advantage of shambolic United defending to grab a crucial second away goal for Milan after 36 minutes.

Kaka chased a long pass, and when Heinze and Patrice Evra collided, he moved smoothly into top gear to slide a perfect finish past Van der Sar.

Evra was then booked for dissent - a yellow card that rules him out of the second leg at the San Siro, an inconvenience United did not need given their lack of defensive resources.

Michael Carrick wasted a glorious opportunity to put United level after 47 minutes when he side-footed wide of an open goal when he arrived unmarked at the far post on the end of another dangerous Giggs corner.

Milan lost captain Paolo Maldini to a knee injury at half-time, then were robbed of Gennaro Gattuso with a knee problem - with the combative midfield man being replaced by Cristian Brocchi.

Kaka was giving a master-class, escaping the offside trap to shoot across the face of goal then playing a sumptuous one-two with Seedorf only to volley narrowly over.

United desperately needed inspiration, and a moment of genius from Scholes provided it as they drew level after 59 minutes.

Scholes instinctively lifted the ball into the path of Rooney, whose finish was half-stopped by Dida but rolled in.

United were suddenly buoyant again, and the unpredictable Dida saved brilliantly from Darren Fletcher after Rooney's cross was headed into his path.

Fletcher forced Dida into a save at his near post as United pressed for what would be a crucial lead to take to Italy.

Dida then finger-tipped Ronaldo's dipping drive inches wide as United mounted a spell of sustained pressure in the closing stages.

United's sheer courage was rewarded when Rooney ran on to Giggs' pass and fired past a startled Dida to send Old Trafford wild in celebration.

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Man Utd: Van der Sar, O'Shea, Brown, Heinze, Evra, Fletcher, Carrick, Scholes, Ronaldo, Rooney, Giggs.
Subs Not Used: Kuszczak, Smith, Solskjaer, Dong, Richardson, Eagles, Lee.

Booked: Evra, Giggs.

Goals: Ronaldo 6, Rooney 59, 90.

AC Milan: Dida, Oddo, Nesta, Maldini (Bonera 46), Jankulovski, Gattuso (Brocchi 52), Pirlo, Ambrosini, Seedorf, Kaka, Gilardino (Gourcuff 84).
Subs Not Used: Kalac, Cafu, Inzaghi, Favalli.

Booked: Kaka, Bonera.

Goals: Kaka 22, 37.

Att: 73,820

Ref: Kyros Vassaras (Greece).


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Subject: APC IN BRIBERY SCANDAL
From: Independent Man
To: All
Date Posted: 16:58:08 04/24/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: new-5000.cadence.com at 158.140.1.25

Message:
APC NAR APC
DEN NOR GO CHANGE
DEN LEK THIEF EN BRIBERY BUSINESS

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Source: Awareness Times News
APC in bribery scandal

The issue of a running mate in the APC is taking a new twist and turn as possible contenders are reported of bribing senior party officials for the position. The National Advisory Committee, which is the highest body in the party, is said to be in thick of the bribery scandal. Ernest Koroma is said to be unnerved by the issue--he would not yield to any pressure. Politicians who want to contest for the Parliamentry election are also said to be on the bribery scandal, because they want party symbols at all cost.


Subject: Re: APC IN BRIBERY SCANDAL
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 19:19:39 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-3c8472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.60

Message:
I say: Awareness Times is not the most reliable source of news, their editress mired in the wanton belief that an honours English graduate and lawyer cannot wield the Queen's English with dexterity, his education and many years of experience notwithstanding.
Editress - my word for the Negress ought to ask her father whether my friend and classmate Blyden Jenkins-Johnston was not one of the most able debaters of his time and mine.

But political prostitution and sycophancy can cause some people to do anything for money and be rewarded with some kinda national service medal for crowing her master’s melody in that cracked voice with which they bray, all day…..


Subject: Re: APC IN BRIBERY SCANDAL
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 19:18:04 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-3c8472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.60

Message:
Awareness Times is not the most reliable source of news, their editress mired in the wanton belief that an honours English graduate and lawyer cannot wiled the Queen's English with dexterity, his education and many years of experience notwithstanding.
Editress - my word for the Negress ought to ask her father whether my friend and classmate Blyden Jenkins-Johnston was not one of the most able debaters of his time and mine.

But political prostitution and sycophancy can cause some people to do anything for money and be rewarded with some kinda national service medal for crowing her master’s melody in that cracked voice with which they bray, all day…..


Subject: Re: APC IN BRIBERY SCANDAL
From: Dr. S.M.Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 06:05:30 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-frr-ae04.proxy.aol.com at 195.93.60.132

Message:
My dear Compatriot,
Please rest assured that with Ernest B. Koroma, Siera Leone has got its first non corruptable and on nonsence leader of a political Party after the departure of Sir Milton Margai in 1964 and after Dr. John Karefa-Smart.
The APC under Ernest Koroma will not be the easy venue for the corruption you are alleging here,I can very much assure you.
The issue of running mate has been solely under the prerogative of the leader and will continue to be so. The NAC will play its advisory roll but I can assure you that Ernest will not be moved by any Yuki-Yuki tendencies. His spokesman, Alpha Kanu, will definitely confirm what I am saying here, and may give you more information on this topic. Ernest is the leader Sierra Leone has been searching for all these past troubled years of its History.


Subject: Re: APC IN BRIBERY SCANDAL
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 19:08:23 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-3c8472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.60

Message:
The Sierra Leone Govt signed up to this


Subject: what the doctor said today
From: political analyst
To: All
Date Posted: 19:17:50 04/24/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.24.31.125

Message:
IN OTHER WORDS THE APC AND THE SLPP ARE NOT PROGRESSIVE!

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Posted by Dr. CHARLES CURTIS-THOMAS on April 24, 2007 at 12:22:24:

14. Neither the SLPP nor the APC made any genuine effort to attend to the debasement of the post-independence politics and economy of the country. On the contrary, history speaks of a systemic failure, whereby all the members of the political elite belonged to the same failing system. While they claimed to be ideologically different, in reality the two parties shared a brand of politics that was all about power and the benefits it conferred. Tragically these characteristics persist today in Sierra Leone.

(Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report)


Subject: TRIBALISM AND JL
From: M KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 16:30:22 04/24/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
JL can you ever join a party from the north,and to be specific headed by a Temne?The answer is no,because tribalism is deep rooted in the minds of most Mendes.


Subject: Re: TRIBALISM AND JL
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 11:54:25 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
Dear Mr. M. Kamara:

My reply below to Mr. Musa Kamara to your exact same question is reproduced here. Simply put, I am tribalist-proof. Thank you.- JL

======================================================

Posted by John E. Leigh on April 25, 2007 at 10:32:42:

In Reply to: TRIBALISM AND JL posted by MUSA KAMARA on April 24, 2007 at 16:27:01:

Mr. Musa Kamara, your name rings a happy bell.

As a primary school pupil in Yoni, my best friend was a boy my age, height and mentality called Musa Kamara from the North side of town. This bell rings each time I see the name 'Musa Kamara', and it takes me back to a happy childhood in Temneland. As you might know, Yonibana is 99.9% Temne or was when I was a pupil there.

Regarding the issue of tribalism you've raised, please be advised that I do not give a heck what the tribe of my party leader is as long as he is genuinely qualified to lead. And please take note that I will not support - let alone join - a party that promotes a regional or tribal or other narrow agenda.

As for tribalism, I am a nationalist but not afraid to discuss tribalistic hegemonistic Ekutay tendencies that impact on society's progress or that can cause pain to already suffering people.

Nor am I afraid to put up an endless fight with dynastic, tribalistic, flunkey, alphabet-soup types who want to compel me to serve them or else they will wreck me by continuing to unleash sour grapes' tsunamis of vituperations against me for refusing their persistent recruitments and then effectively counter-attacking.

Further, not many ordinary Mendes fit your descr1ption of them. Some do. Some are even quite bad. I agree - just as there are bad Krios and bad Temnes and bad Limbas. But most Mendes are nationalistic and want steady, systematic progress for the WHOLE COUNTRY not just one section. And they do not want to ever suffer another bout of nation-wrecking from whatever source. Thank you. - JL


Subject: Re: TRIBALISM AND JL
From: LIAR
To: All
Date Posted: 03:46:14 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
"Nor am I afraid to put up an endless fight with dynastic, tribalistic, flunkey, alphabet-soup types who want to compel me to serve them or else they will wreck me ..."

John Leigh, stop lying! No one compelled you to serve in anything. YOU were the one who wanted to hijack Margai's PMDC by DEMANDIN G that you are the only one who should be leader of the PMDC.

When Margai correctly refused (because of your notorious lack of leadership abilities, including rudeness, name calling, lack of diplomacy, and corruption in bribing SLPP Kabbah), YOU ran back to lick your spit by rejoining the SLPP after the same SLPP had publicly rejected and disgraced you at the SLPP conbention in Makeni.

When are you going to stop lying about your pathetic record of nil-achivement as a politician, John Leigh?


Subject: Re: TRIBALISM AND PMDC LIAR
From: John E. Leigh E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 08:44:47 04/26/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.8

Message:
Dear PMDC LIAR:

In response to my statement below you wrote lyingly as follows:

"No one compelled you to serve in anything."

I never made such a claim. This is my statement that is on the record:

"........ Nor am I afraid to put up an endless fight with dynastic, tribalistic, flunkey, alphabet-soup types who want to compel me to serve them or else they will wreck me ..."

I stated the facts correctly as follows: PMDC flunkeys tombo-dumbos WANTED TO COMPEL ME...." but they couldn't! And will NEVER BE ABLE TO. Period!

My steadfast message to PMDC recruiters was: Margai cannot lead me. Ever! Even in a billion years. In my view, he is an under-achiever.

An unstable, fickle-minded alphabet-soup politician-high school dropout with dynastic tendencies cannot lead a self-made man, ever! Here is one dombolo's record of hip-hopping, flip-flopping ending in a flim-flam:

SLPP, PNP, SLPP, APC, SLPP, NUP, SLPP, NUP, SLPP, PMDC and from Northern-Muslim tombo-dumbo PMDCer VP applications to aboutface-in-a-flash to SLPP Fullah.

I am not fickle-minded. Never has, never will be. I believe in reforms from within.

Please get your facts right before writing. Such would make our debate more productive.

Right now your wild allegations reflect only the true meaning of your LIAR handle. Please lets see some improvements soon. This is a peaceful political debate and not a life-or-death war. Calm down. Thank you. - JL


Subject: Re: TRIBALISM AND PMDC LIAR
From: LIAR
To: All
Date Posted: 09:43:47 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
"My steadfast message to PMDC recruiters was: Margai cannot lead me. Ever! Even in a billion years. In my view, he is an under-achiever."

Stop lying, John Leigh. Mr. Leigh, you were REJECTED by the PMDC when you tried to insist that you should lead the party founded by the more diplomatic, more civilized, and less corrupt Charles Margai.

As someone else told you, you were FIRED by the man you had bribed for a job as ambassador to the USA, President Kabbah for your tribalistic statement on CNN against the LImba people, for your abuse of your power by locking out the staff of the embassy in the cold every morning until whenever you sauntered in to work, and for your uncouth manner not befitting an ambasaasador.

Now you want to cobba shame by LYING through your teeth that all of the above is not true. Why JohnLeigh are you such a shameless liar? Is that not why the SLPP you bribed took your $10,000 and then fired you from gthe job you had bribed to get?


Subject: Re: TRIBALISM AND PMDC LIAR
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 12:21:49 04/26/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.8

Message:
THis discussion is going nowhere. So, I am signing off. When you can prove any one of your lies, please let me know. The easiest lie for you to prove,if possible, is what you said I said on CNN. Goodbye. -JL


Subject: Re: TRIBALISM AND PMDC LIAR
From: LIAR
To: All
Date Posted: 12:49:38 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-aa14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.18

Message:
Actually, it is going somewhere -- to the ears of those to whom you have been lying all this time about your record of corruption and undiplomatic behavior.

Whether you run away now or later, JOhn Leigh, the truth will remain here waiting for you whenever you return


Subject: Re: TRIBALISM AND JL
From: Leigh's Impersonator
To: All
Date Posted: 20:25:02 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4573708c.dyn.optonline.net at 69.115.112.140

Message:
Quoting John Leigh "My reply below to Mr. Musa Kamara to your exact same question is reproduced here. Simply put, I am tribalist-proof. Thank you.- JL

John Leigh "exact same..." what is the difference between "exact" and "same" besides their spelling? I have a problem with your writing. Its better when u write those creole words..because every one is free to spell how you want. Once again, I assume you made a mistake. tupit.
The impersonator


Subject: Re: TRIBALISM AND JL
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 08:52:00 04/26/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.8

Message:
I was writing Krio-English for emphasis. I am sure no one responding to my posting misunderstood, or was confused about, what my 'exact same' phrade meant. Even so, I appreciate your intervention but please note that casual writing in English is the standard in this forum and I believe my 'exact same'is acceptable by the majority here. Thanks. - JL


Subject: Re: TRIBALISM AND JL
From: Teacher
To: All
Date Posted: 09:56:33 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
"Even so, I appreciate your intervention but please note that casual writing in English is the standard in this forum and I believe my 'exact same'is acceptable by the majority here."

Mr. Leigh, please tell us what is the basis of your opinion "that casual writing in English is the standard in this forum."

Do you consider your munku-filled ungrammatical writing to be standard English? Please do no t insult the intelligence of the many good writers on this forum.

IOf you had been honest, instead of being corrupt and dishonest, you would have simply retracted your nonsensical expression, "exact same" and acknowledged that you have finally remedied your poor education.


Subject: Re: TRIBALISM AND JL
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 12:25:40 04/26/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.8

Message:
Please have Rev. Kabs Kanu comfirm your true identity in this forum if you wish to have me continue in this debate. - JL


Subject: Re: TRIBALISM AND JL
From: Teacher
To: All
Date Posted: 12:55:28 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-aa14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.18

Message:
Please have someone explain to you that it is not a requirement for a debate on this forum that Rev. Kabs Kanu confirm yours or any one else's "true identity."

This is because, as you know -- but choose to ignore, in your usual dishonest ways -- this forum allows anonymity. You think this is a SLPP conbention where any flunkie can change the rules to suit his selfish interests? Not at all.

This is a denocratic forum, thanks to a good leader, Rev,. Kanu -- who isthe opposite of your corrupt "conbention" organizing leader, Kabbah of the SLPP.


Subject: Re: TRIBALISM AND JL
From: Leigh's Impersonator
To: All
Date Posted: 09:19:42 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 208.41.8.154

Message:
Thanks for that acknowledgement. Its just the teacher in me...too sensitive to syntax and other gramatically inadequacies. I noticed that you write more creole than English - a very fine idea because of the leverage to coin your own words with much latitude as in "san-san, mumbo tumbo, dumbo etc. Next time when you do such code-switching, make it obvious for we the straight grammer writers, who are not so talented in coinage. I am expecting a retractionof your "pronouncement".
You impersonator


Subject: Re: TRIBALISM AND JL
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 12:28:43 04/26/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.8

Message:
I will do no personal favors until I get confirmation of your true identity and profession from Rev. Kabs Kanu. If you are truly a teacher, you don't have to hide. Thank you. - JL


Subject: What is in a Party's name?
From: Santigie Fefegula
To: All
Date Posted: 19:05:16 04/24/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-18bc438c.dyn.optonline.net at 24.188.67.140

Message:
Salone politix.
Switch the Party names. Instead of APC, call it SLPP. Instead of SLPP, call it APC. Everything else remains constant. Salone politix!! The present SLPP die hards will still vote SLPP. Right?


Subject: Re: What is in a Party's name?
From: political analyst
To: All
Date Posted: 19:21:12 04/24/07 ()
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IN OTHER WORDS THE APC AND THE SLPP ARE NOT PROGRESSIVE!

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Posted by Dr. CHARLES CURTIS-THOMAS on April 24, 2007 at 12:22:24:

14. Neither the SLPP nor the APC made any genuine effort to attend to the debasement of the post-independence politics and economy of the country. On the contrary, history speaks of a systemic failure, whereby all the members of the political elite belonged to the same failing system. While they claimed to be ideologically different, in reality the two parties shared a brand of politics that was all about power and the benefits it conferred. Tragically these characteristics persist today in Sierra Leone.

(Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report)


Subject: TRIBALISM AND JL
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 16:27:01 04/24/07 ()
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JL can you ever join a party from the north,to be specific by a TEMNE?I can give you the answer which is no.Because tribalism is deeep rooted in the minds of most mendes.


Subject: Re: TRIBALISM AND JL
From: CADMUS
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Date Posted: 11:43:12 04/25/07 ()
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MUSA KAMARA,
If you ponit is that tribalism is deep rooted in most Mendes... What has that got to do with JOHN LEIGH. Is he the guardian of the Mende Tribe?

John Leigh is just and educated Sierra leonean doing his best for his beloved Country Sa lone...why do you find that so hard to understand? Why are you trying to find fault where none exist. Why dont you go get a Life... that might help.


Subject: Re: TRIBALISM AND JL
From: John Goba
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Date Posted: 04:03:01 04/26/07 ()
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"If you ponit is that tribalism is deep rooted in most Mendes... What has that got to do with JOHN LEIGH. Is he the guardian of the Mende Tribe?"

CADMUS, you are nothing but a blind SLPP follower.

Let me show you the answer to your foolish question. Joh Leigh came here and insulted all tribes except Mendes, while praising only Mendes. Now, blind SLPP apologist CADMUS, can you now see what Mende tribalism has to do with your fellow tribalistic blind SLPP follower, John Leigh?


Subject: Re: TRIBALISM AND JOHN GOBA
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 08:20:40 04/26/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Mr. Goba:

You are wrong. I insulted no one. Further, I will never insult a whole tribe of people.

You should always understand issues in the context they are discussed. I wrote only in response to the limited issue raised by CADMUS re Mende hospitality. I wrote to support his thesis based on my expereince.

Thus the fact that I praised Mendes in this one single posting in response to point posited by CADMUS and just because I did not praise all the other tribes simultaneously, does not amount to an insult. An insult must be an affirmative statement.

The hospitality reputation of all the tribes in Sierra Leone was not in issue when I wrote.

If I get involved in the merits of any other tribe's hospitality and I join such a discussion, I will extend praise where praise is due. You should know me by now: I tell it like it is!

Finally, SLPP is not a tribalistic organization as you alleged. There may be individual tribalistic people in the party but the party itself is nationalistic.

You will see this when all the votes are counted on July 28. SLPP will have more votes from all ethnic groups across our country than any other party. Thank you very much.


Subject: Re: TRIBALISM AND JOHN GOBA
From: John Goba
To: All
Date Posted: 10:22:27 04/26/07 ()
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"You are wrong. I insulted no one. Further, I will never insult a whole tribe of people. ... An insult must be an affirmative statement."

Nonsense.

You see Mr. Leigh, this is an example of what many people have noticed about you blind SLPP fanatics -- you do not seem to understand anything you read!

Even a primary school pupil knows that you can insult someone by omission. For instance, if John Leigh meets his emabassy staff waiting in the cold in Washington DC because Leigh has rudely locked them out until he chose to arrive, and Leigh says to them: "I am looking for a human being, have you seen one around here?" that is an insult by omission.

Granted the rude Leigh did not say affirmatively to his oppressed staff that they are not human beings. however, by implication, the undiplomatic ambassador Leigh is telling them that they are not human beings -- because even though hLeigh sees them standing in the cold becos of Leigh's immaturity, he complains that he does not see human beings. Clearly, Leigh has insulted his staff by omission!

But, your insult to other tribes here other than Mendes was an affirmative insult -- you explicitly said those other tribes have only a "few good ones," while praising Mendes as having ALL good ones. That is tribalism. It is also an insult. Why?

Becos every tribe has good people and bad people. Therefore, lying that all Mendes are hospitable but only a few members of other tribes are4 good is a direct insult against non-Mendes.

Why is that simple fact so hard for you to understand?


Subject: Re: TRIBALISM AND JOHN GOBA
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 12:41:01 04/26/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Message:
Man, you are a complete dumbo. Your ponderous writing exposes you as a stupid dumbo who places heavy reliance on flunkey dunce argumentation without facts.

If you had facts, you would have told us when and who among the embassy employees were locked out by me, and for how long in the cold. Your argumentation is so low grade, that I am wasting my time with yet another foolumunku multiple moniker abusers who has teamed up with other multiple flunkies to waste my time with lies and trash talk.

Is this part of you PMDC campaign strategy, dombo?

Produce the evidence on all the issues you've as well as your true identity through the good offices of Rev. Kabs Kanu or call it quits. Goodbye. - JL


Subject: Re: TRIBALISM AND JOHN GOBA
From: John Goba
To: All
Date Posted: 13:22:20 04/26/07 ()
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"If you had facts, you would have told us when and who among the embassy employees were locked out by me, "

Leigh, even though you are corrupt, I did not know you are also blind, despite being a blind supporter of the corrupt SLPP.

Did you not see me write here that you locked out the STAFF of the embassy of Sierra leone in Washington DC until the then ambassador, Shirley Gbujama, ordered you to immediately stop your childish, undiplomatic behavior?


When are you going to stop pretending that you don't understand what you read after it has been simplified for your low level of comprehension?

BTW, you have been been repeatedly advised by others to behave yourself. This is not the SLPP conbention where anything goes -- bribery, corruption, vote-rigging, lying, and electing an incompetent and corrupt protege of an incompetent and corrupt president for personal benefit at the expense of the country's benefit.


Subject: Re: TRIBALISM AND JL
From: POLITICAL
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Date Posted: 11:52:01 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 207.108.136.242

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How many percentage Mendes are die-hard SLPPs before the formation of PMDC? 99.9 or what?


Subject: Re: TRIBALISM
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 10:32:42 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
Mr. Musa Kamara, your name rings a happy bell.

As a primary school pupil in Yoni, my best friend was a boy my age, height and mentality called Musa Kamara from the North side of town. This bell rings each time I see the name 'Musa Kamara', and it takes me back to a happy childhood in Temneland. As you might know, Yonibana is 99.9% Temne or was when I was a pupil there.

Regarding the issue of tribalism you've raised, please be advised that I do not give a heck what the tribe of my party leader is as long as he is genuinely qualified to lead. And please take note that I will not support - let alone join - a party that promotes a regional or tribal or other narrow agenda.

As for tribalism, I am a nationalist but not afraid to discuss tribalistic hegemonistic Ekutay tendencies that impact on society's progress or that can cause pain to already suffering people.

Nor am I afraid to put up an endless fight with dynastic, tribalistic, flunkey, alphabet-soup types who want to compel me to serve them or else they will wreck me by continuing to unleash sour grapes' tsunamis of vituperations against me for refusing their persistent recruitments and then effectively counter-attacking.

Further, not many ordinary Mendes fit your descr1ption of them. Some do. Some are even quite bad. I agree - just as there are bad Krios and bad Temnes and bad Limbas. But most Mendes are nationalistic and want steady, systematic progress for the WHOLE COUNTRY not just one section. And they do not want to ever suffer another bout of nation-wrecking from whatever source. Thank you. - JL



Subject: NIGERIA: Basic services a challenge to Nigeria's new leaders
From: UMARU YAR'DUA
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Date Posted: 15:37:37 04/24/07 ()
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Entered From: ac202-050.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.50

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NIGERIA: Basic services a challenge to Nigeria's new leaders

Photo: Dulue Mbachu/IRIN
Nigerians say they doubt the country's new leaders will be any better at providing basic services such as electricity, clean water and garbage collection than previous administrations

LAGOS, 24 April 2007 (IRIN) - Despite huge oil revenues that go to the government, basic services such as a potable water supply, primary healthcare and electricity remain out of the reach for most people except the rich in Nigeria, and few believe this record is likely to change any time soon.

Poor access to these services has contributed to Nigeria being among the countries with the worst human development indicators in Africa, apart from those nations that were recently at war, according to the United Nations Development Programme.

"One of the big contradictions Nigeria has faced is the stark lack of access to basic social amenities for the vast majority of its people in contrast to the huge revenues that accrue to the government," said Laide Akinola, a programme officer with a local civic group, Social Rights Action. "It is a situation that is crying for remedy, Nigerians need a government that can show them some care."

Nigeria's new leader, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP), was elected last Saturday in a vote that local and international observers criticised as unfair, disorganised and in many cases blatantly rigged, raising fears of a crisis of legitimacy that will undermine the government’s ability to meet the needs of its citizens.

Analysts say Yar’Adua, if allowed to stand given the anticipated judicial challenges to his victory, has tremendous work ahead of him to improve the services the federal government is supposed to provide Nigeria’s 140 million people.

Declining services

A joint UN children's agency (UNICEF) and World Health Organisation (WHO) report in 2006 showed national good water coverage failed to improve across Nigeria and instead fell from 49 percent coverage in 1990 to 48 percent 14 years later. The report predicted that Nigeria was unlikely to meet millennium development goals since coverage of 65 percent was required by 2004 to meet the targets.

Both UNICEF and WHO see a close correlation between an inadequate supply of clean water and the rise in cases of water-borne diseases in many parts of the country, with cholera and typhoid among prominent killers.

Photo: Dulue Mbachu/IRIN
Despite voting three times in the past eight years, Nigerians say democracy has so far failed to significantly improve their lives

"A majority of the patients that come to our clinic these days either have typhoid or stomach upsets, pointing to water-borne infection," said Angela Ezeobi, a doctor who runs a clinic in the Surulere district of Lagos.

The Lagos Water Corporation, in charge of water supply to the city of at least 10 million people, recently took out newspaper advertisements blaming a poor power supply by the state electricity company for a recent inability to pump water to millions of customers, leading to an acute scarcity.

Official statistics show that only 10 percent of rural dwellers and 40 percent of people in the cities have access to electricity in Nigeria. More than 60 percent depend on traditional medicine while there are only 18.5 doctors for every 100,000 people in the country.

Although the federal government is responsible for providing electricity to Nigerians, as well as a degree of water and health services, state and local governments are also required to meet the needs of their constituents. To this end, the government has taken serious steps to try to reduce corruption at the state and local level that bleeds their areas of development funds. Most of the country's governors are currently under investigation for graft.

Promises and discouragement

President Olusegun Obasanjo defends his eight-year record in providing basic services, citing a jump in spending for the provision of water alone from about US$63 million before he came to power in 1999 to $430 million in 2006. He promised during a campaign rally in Abuja that the foundation he has set will be built upon by Yar'Adua as president.

In the meantime, people like 35-year-old Lagos resident Riskat Muri continue to make due on their own, like many Nigerians, to get the services they need.

For drinking water Muri relies on vendors who push jerry cans on carts through the streets, although what she can afford falls far short of her family's needs. If someone in her family gets sick, she relies on herbs and roots that women sell in a market nearby, although she would prefer to go to a clinic if it weren't so expensive. And at home her baby often cries because of the humid heat but the electric fan doesn't work because of perpetual power shortages.

"We live in the city but we don't enjoy any of the services of a city," said Muri. "Our leaders just don't seem to care how we live."


Subject: TOGO: Water crisis spreads to capital
From: WATER WELL
To: All
Date Posted: 15:36:10 04/24/07 ()
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TOGO: Water crisis spreads to capital

Photo: Joel Gbagba
Downtown Lome. Water no longer flows from taps in many residential areas of the city, forcing people to rely on unclean wells

LOME, 24 April 2007 (IRIN) - Constant shortage of piped water caused by dilapidated infrastructure in the Togolese capital has forced almost half a million residents to fetch their water from un-purified wells.

Only 51 percent of the country's 4.6 million population has access to safe drinking water, but the showcase capital of the impoverished country was at least relatively well served - until recently.

In Lome, where in some areas taps dried up two weeks ago, people are using ancient pumps and wells in schools and courtyards, or buying from those lucky enough to have a well in their property.

Togo's minister of water and hydraulic resources, Yao Florent Manganawe, told IRIN that two major water towers in Lome's suburbs, which normally pump water to the city’s 1.2 million people in the city, have broken down.

Manganawe said the country's main water supply plant, run by the national Togolese Water Company, has not undergone any repairs or maintenance since 1995.

Togo’s medical authorities have not reported any outbreaks of epidemics.

But Atsou Ocloo, a doctor in Lome, told IRIN that the well water could pose health risks.

"No one actually knows the chemical composition of underground water. Those who have wells and drillings in their houses should send the water sample to the hygienic laboratory for analysis, because as long as the water is not treated, it could contain germs very dangerous for pubic health,” he said.

"Ignorance about public health and not taking appropriate measures could put the public at risk of infectious disease," he added.

Water minister Manganawe said 30 billion CFA (US$ 62 million) is needed for the repair of the water supply pipes in Lome alone.

"We have been seeking [the money] for a long time to repair the water supply system. Right now, public demand has exceeded the water company's capacities", he said.

The minister also highlighted the urgent need for more wells to be drilled in Togo’s interior where he said thousands of people rely on unclean water sources, and are “constantly” at risk of contracting water-borne diseases.



Subject: Re: TOGO: Water crisis spreads to capital
From: Concerned
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Date Posted: 19:41:14 04/24/07 ()
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Message:
I thought this was an SLPP election tactics...As others want us to believe.


Subject: A VERY SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS; IS THE SLPP TO BLAME?
From: Dr, CHARLES CURTIS-THOMAS
To: All
Date Posted: 12:36:09 04/24/07 ()
Email Address: RNMDTWO@YAHOO.COM
Entered From: at 198.24.31.125

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21. Today, proper governance is still an imperative, unfulfilled objective in Sierra Leone. Corruption remains rampant and no culture of tolerance or inclusion in political discourse has yet emerged. Many ex-combatants testified that the conditions that caused them to join the conflict persist in the country and, if given the opportunity, they would fight again. Yet, distressingly, the Commission did not detect any sense of urgency among public officials to respond to the myriad challenges facing the country. Indeed, the perception within civil society and the international community is that all efforts at designing and implementing meaningful intervention programmes, such as the National Recovery Strategy, the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) or ‘Vision 2025’, are driven by donors rather than the national government. This is lamentable.


Subject: IN OTHER WORDS THE APC AND THE SLPP ARE NOT PROGRESSIVE!
From: Dr. CHARLES CURTIS-THOMAS
To: All
Date Posted: 12:22:24 04/24/07 ()
Email Address: RNMDTWO@YAHOO.COM
Entered From: at 198.24.31.125

Message:
14. Neither the SLPP nor the APC made any genuine effort to attend to the debasement of the post-independence politics and economy of the country. On the contrary, history speaks of a systemic failure, whereby all the members of the political elite belonged to the same failing system. While they claimed to be ideologically different, in reality the two parties shared a brand of politics that was all about power and the benefits it conferred. Tragically these characteristics persist today in Sierra Leone.

(Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report)


Subject: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: CADMUS
To: All
Date Posted: 11:40:08 04/24/07 ()
Email Address:
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I never thought of this as a topic untill my six year old niece pointed it out to me.

Every Big town or willage in the south or East of Sierra Leone always have had a vibrant community of other tribes from all over the Country. In my Little village in the eastern province, we had a Temne Chief, a Fulla chief and so on....every one has always been wellcomed....In fact the Mende people were in the minority in a Mende town.

I also note that there are Mendes with sure names like KOROMA, KAMARA, FOFANA and so on. Are there Temne people oe Fullahs, ot Limbas with names like KONDOWA?

To my mind , and from my point of view, this shows the inclusive ,friendly and tolorant nature of the people of the south and east of Sa Lone.

I will confess, I have no direct experience with the north, apart from from travelling there to play football for my school all those moons ago....

I do hope some of you out there(without been pedantic) will make a sensuble contribution by way of information, since I am honestly seeking to learn and teach my 6 year old niece, who was born in London that all Sierra Leoneans are tolorant where ever they come from.

I always tell her, We are 'ONE COUNTRY ONE PEOPLE'
That is what SA LONE is.


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: Santigie Fefegula
To: All
Date Posted: 18:32:06 04/24/07 ()
Email Address: wsannoh@yahoo.com
Entered From: ool-18bc438c.dyn.optonline.net at 24.188.67.140

Message:
I was born and grew up in Bo Town. Both parents and numerous other relatives had lived there eversince they moved from the Northern Province long long long ago. No doubt, the mende people are very hospitable,.....actually most of the time. This applies well for northerners. the problem is that the mendes will rather remain in their native land than move elsewhere, the only exception being a move to the nation's capital. The few mendes who have ventured to go to Makeni, Port Loko, etc can tell you that the Northerners are just as hospitable as their brothers in the South/East. Mende Man nor dae leff in place, PERIOD


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 04:52:03 04/26/07 ()
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Entered From: cache-los-ae04.proxy.aol.com at 195.93.21.132

Message:
I agree with you that the people of the southeast are very hospitable but they are also very xenophobic. Ask those people from the north who had settled there for many years what happened to them during the rebel war. In Bo the kamajors dared northerners to come into the town and stay there at the peril of losing their lives


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: real
To: All
Date Posted: 15:30:10 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Aye Alieu lef.
If you nor komot behin dem kamajor, nar you bolocus nar im we go cut.


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 12:22:34 04/24/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-aa14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.18

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CADMUS:

I agree with you completely: as a people, Mendes are a tolerant and integrationist group.

Mendes willingly absorb the good from all the other peoples in their midst. They treat outsiders they deal with and who have proven themselves to be good and just in their dealings, full acceptance into their local community, even making some local Mende chiefs.

Thus, migrants into Mendeland are not just chiefs of their fellow ethnic migrants. They are also accepted as local chiefs. Migrant offsprings born in Mendeland with non-Mende last names are treated equally as if they are native Mendes.

Towns like Bo, Kenema, Kailahun, Segbewema, Moyamba, Taiama, Mongheri, Pendembu, etc., etc., are full of migrants from the North who have been fully accepted as equals by the locals. And in many border areas, Mendes live in complete harmony with Themnes, Konos
and Kissies.

Its hard to see this phenomenon elsewhere in Sierra Leone. The only area with large Mende settlements outside Mendeland is in the Western Area although I have seen a few happy Mendes in Makeni, Port Loko and Magburaka. And I am sure they are elsewhere as well.
- JL


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: Olu Beckley
To: All
Date Posted: 13:12:06 04/24/07 ()
Email Address: mariamab@aol.com
Entered From: at 206.113.148.2

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Like "Teacher Gbondo", my primary school headmaster at the Kabala RC primary school in the 60's a large number of mendes migrated to the north either as techers, nurses dispensers or civil servants and tolerant norhern communities did welcome and accept them as integral parts of their societies.

With the expansion of the catholic church to the north, came a host of southern and easterners who served as church wardens and lay leaders. Golla Musa in Makeni, Pa Sandi in PortLoko and a host of others made family and did leave a legacy behind them.

I grew up in Torma Bum, and with the exception of one of the drivers of the Ministry of Agriculture, there was hardly any northerner at the time. Sierra Leoneans are generally tolerant and treat strangers with reverence. It is the politicians like JL that try to play the tribe game.


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 14:32:02 04/24/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Message:
No one is trying to play any tribal game.

For your information, I went to primary school in Yonibana, Tokolili District. Approximately, 80% of the reachers were Mendes from as far away as Kailahun and Bonthe.

Why? Because the two key provincial teacher training colleges then were Njala TTC, Moyamba District and Union College, Bunnubu, Kailahun District. Our teachers were brought to the area originally by missionaries and a special compound was set up from them near the Mission and school. Upon vacations they go home and upon retirements they returned home for good. If any old Mende teachers stayed behind, I never knew of any but there might have been. Anything is possible.

This is not the situation I observed in my travelers in recent years. Northerners go on their own to Mendeland to trade and settle. The good ones are eventually integrated into the local community and become Mendes without discrimination. Most never return home. And their children are accepted as native-born Mendes.

Hence, once distictive Northern surnames names such as Bangura (not Bangucrooks), Kamara, Koroma, Mansaray, Conteh, Kanu, Kargbo, etc. are now part of the lexicon of Mende names.

The situation Mr. Beckley is talking about appears to me to be like the phenomenon I observed at Yonibana.

Again, no one is seeking any tribal advantage anywhere. Not everyone has a crooked agenda in mind in each and everything he does. Thank you. - JL


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: LOW GRADE SAN SAN
To: All
Date Posted: 09:51:26 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 81.130.239.224

Message:
Hence, once distictive Northern surnames names such as Bangura (not Bangucrooks), Kamara, Koroma, Mansaray, Conteh, Kanu, Kargbo, etc. are now part of the lexicon of Mende names.

Ah! Boy Leigh,there are also corrupt lying racists slave traders EUROPEAN names like "LEIGH and BEN HIRSCH" now embedded in the slpp because it is the only party that rewards rude baseless political rejects not because of their support base, but simply because of how deep their pockets are. Rejects who, if they were around during the slave trade would have definitely collaborated with their Europeans friends in giving away their own countrymen because they see them as low grade san san car wash and raray red boys. Did I hear you say "SCARFISH BOY LEIGH SONTIS GREEN"?


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 10:05:52 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 71.16.51.214

Message:
John Leigh:
Not sure I got your point here. Can you kindly explain what you meant by "The good ones" in the followinf paragraph?


"This is not the situation I observed
in my travelers in recent years.
Northerners go on their own to Mendeland
to trade and settle. The good ones are
eventually integrated into the local
community and become Mendes without
discrimination. Most never return home"


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 10:59:54 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
Your Majesty:

By "the good ones" I mean migrants who are straigt dealers, responsible family men, law abiding types, reliable, dependable, productive members of the community - non-yuki-yuki, non-kalo-kalo and not lazy.

I mean people who do not practice deceit, deception, duplicity, double-cross, duping or do kindergarten stunts, etc. in order to get ahead.

There are thousands of Northern-origin Mendes descended from people with those character traits and they could have been from any Northern tribe - Temne, Limba, Soso, Kuranko, etc. or from even from Guinean tribes.

Most Mende towns I have visited have settlers from all around SLeone and Guinea living in peace. And these towns are more integrated than most places except Freetown and Kono and, maybe, some Kaffu Bullom communities.

In Bo, I met a long-resident Hausa Nigerian who is accepted fully as a Mende and as a pillar in the town.

When a tribal group is flexible enough to genuinely accept and integrate talents, the group grows and becomes more powerful and richer in the long-term. (Such is the motivation behind US Immigration policy). Closed tribes retrogess!

Sorry for the preaching. Thanks for the inquiry. - JL


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: Advice
To: All
Date Posted: 11:25:50 04/25/07 ()
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Message:
Leigh, for your information, every tribe has good people and bad people. Therefore, it is nothing but tribalism to imply that only a certain tribe -- Mendes -- has all good people, while all others have only a few "good ones."

Tribalism is a disease. Talk about the individuals and what they have done. Only bring in their tribe if you have proof that what they did was solely because of their triben, and not themselves as individividuals.


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 12:10:49 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
Mr. Advice:

I agree with most of what you have to say. But please do not misunderstand me: all tribes have good and bad people. I never implied that "All Mendes" are good people. No way!

What I wrote was that good migrants are absorbed into Mende society. But inside that very community where good migrants are being absorbed there are bad local people in it. And some once good migrants may have turned bad!

I agree that tribalism is a disease we must help heal but I reserve the right to form a general opinion about certain groups of people as my own personal experiences justify and I do not need to have to come up with the proof you recommend each time I do so.
Thanks. - JL


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: Mohamed A. Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 18:36:26 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: Saghinosoccerworld@yahoo.com
Entered From: ool-457951c4.dyn.optonline.net at 69.121.81.196

Message:
Indeed my fellow citizens, each ethnic group has its bad apples. Generally Sierra Leoneans are tolerant of each other, for the most part after a few ice breaking moments; and could give the shirts off their backs to a foreigner. Notherners can be as accomodating as folks from other regions of the country. They assimilated a mende man into their fold......Siaka P. Stevens who claimed to be a limba, in order to infiltrate the political circle in the north, after he was squeezed out, by Milton and Albert Margai in the south. Eventually, he would become a prominent member in the APC, and the rest is history. How many mende parents you know, that will name their sons Hindolo and Jengo?


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 08:05:58 04/26/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.8

Message:
Mr. Kamara:

I won't answer your concluding question but agree with all you wrote about us Sierra Leoneans. You are right about the kindness of our people regardless of tribe.

However, I believe that Siaka Stevens was part-Northerner, part Southerner. After he left the SLPP in anger, he worked hard on developing his Northern fatherland image to gain their support - and he did.

By the way, my campaign manager's first name is Hindolo but I don't know his father. His mother was Sherbro! - JL


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: Apologize
To: All
Date Posted: 09:47:49 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
BRa Leigh, stop pretending that you don't understand that your insult to all the other tribes in Sa Lon but the Mende deserve an apology from you for calling them tribes with only a few good people.

Why don't you do the right thing for once in your life and put your arrogance aside?

Don't try to hide behind inane comments supporting obvious truths about the wonderful qualities of ALL tribes, after you had insulted all of those tribes save one -- the Mendes who dominate the party you had bribed to get a job as ambassador.


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: Ibrahim Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 10:12:47 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-aa14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.18

Message:
Loggy, it is very clear what John Leigh means. The man is a tribalist. Like most SLPPers, he believes that every member of his tribe is very good, while other tribes have very few "good Ones".

He is a tribalist to the bone -- a typical SLPP follower.


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: CADMUS
To: All
Date Posted: 11:22:46 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.198.250.17

Message:
Inrahim Kamara

You guys are jokers,people like you make me puke....If you don't understand, why don't you learn instead. What has John Leigh said to make you call him a Tribalist? What exertly did he say?

Here we are having a serious discussion about our country and idiots like you get involved to insukt a man who is light years ahead of you in every way.

You will do well to listen to people like John Leigh,and others on this forum if you want to get any benefit from it.

No where did John or myself mention SLPP in that discussion.That is because we believe in 'ONE COUNTRY ONE PEOPLE'

This was an interlectual discussion about changing trends in our Country, if do not have the ability to contribute, just read and learn or go take a hike....


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 13:12:09 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
CADMUS:

Please do not worry about certain people.

Our culture and quality of life were terribly debased under the long APC-AFRC/RUF tenure. So getting attacked by low grade lowlifers and large numbers of flunkies comes with the territory.

I am willing to work patiently until civilization returns to our country. Thank you for your support here and elsewhere. - JL


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: Birds of the Same Feather
To: All
Date Posted: 13:17:46 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-aa14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.18

Message:

john, you and cadmus are fellow blind SLPP supporters who blindly reinforce each other's tribalism.


please stop insulting those who don't support your failed party. they are the true patriots.


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 13:28:33 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
Thank you very much. - JL


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: Birds of the Same Feather
To: All
Date Posted: 14:02:42 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-aa14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.18

Message:
I would appreciate your thanks much more if they come in the form of your action to stop the anti-social behaviors. So, please explicitly say whether you will agree to stop. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 14:30:08 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-aa14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.18

Message:
Please do not misunderstand me. I was merely thanking you for your way-off comments and your gratituous advice - tongue-in-cheek.

As for your intention to accept my thanks provided I comply with your request to stop what you term "the anti-social behaviors", you will need to help with by defining the term.

But before I can respond, you will have to have Rev. Kabs Kanu/Forum Administration ID you to me. This is my new policy, once you've cussed, insulted me, etc. in this Forum Thank you. -JL


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: Birds of the Same Feather
To: All
Date Posted: 15:26:05 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-aa14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.18

Message:
You misunderstand, again, Mr. Leigh. I told you I am less interested in your expression of thanks than in you changing your behavior from that which you have been used to.

That means no name-calling, no cussing, no lies, no corrupt statements, no obsession with Charles Margai, or lies about PMDC, the APC and most of all, lies abouit the SLPP's sorry record of failure.

It does nbot mean that I am interested in meeting you or otherwise becoming personally acquainted with you. That is a misunderstanding on your part, which is undestandable, given your quest to regain your lost credibility by seeking to associate with sober people.

But, as you ought to know, Cocorioko's rules permit anonymous postings. Your choosing to follow an apposite rule does not bind me -- it only binds yourself. So, you be Leigh, and I be B-o-t-Same Feather.

I hope that I would not have to explain this simple matter to you again.


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 16:12:52 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-aa14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.18

Message:
Your instant posting is an example of the type of the under-developed flunky dunce argumentation that I frequently railed against.

Why would I want to regain purportedly loss credibility from someone hiding behind a chicken moniker and who I have no idea as to whom he may be?

Who says I have lost credulity; you dumbos, tombos, foolumunkus, dombolos, marginalizers, poverty spreaders, double-crossers and Ekutay idiots? Man, give me a break. Your opinion of me is worthless; it won’t be enough to even buy me a cup of instant coffee. Take your credibility assessment elsewhere. Thanks.

Next, everything I have ever done in this Forum or ever wrote about PMDC, APC and SLPP and their people has been completely apropos and I will continue with my Voter Education Project in like manner. Not only that, I will take this project to SLeone full time in May and until Polling Day at the very least.

You and your people must be suffering from my insurmountable and unassailable counter-attacks! In fact, PMDC has imploded. So I have reduced my attention to those dombolos and double-crossers. My attention is now focused elsewhere.

Last, Cocorioko may allow anonymous postings but Cocorioko does not require me or anyone else to respond to any particular posting or provide the specific answer requested by a particular forumite. So, if you wish to deal with me on any specific matter that you request, one-on-one, you'll have to meet my terms or forget it.

With this, I am walking away from this topic – and you. Goodbye but you are free to start posting under another free chicken moniker. Thank you. - JL


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: Birds of the Same Feather
To: All
Date Posted: 03:24:25 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
"Why would I want to regain purportedly loss credibility from someone hiding behind a chicken moniker and who I have no idea as to whom he may be?"

The answer is too obvious, Leigh: Because you have sunk so low, nothing is beneath you.

Unfortunately for you, reverting to insutls, name calling, and your usual displays of rudeness will only reinforce your subterranean status as the lowest of the low among the low-intellect SLPP apologists.

Your record here, as shown by Cocorioko's archives prove that you are tribalistic. They also prove that you lack any diplomatic skills. Your record at the Salone embassy proves not only that you lack any diplomatic skills, they also prove that you are selfish, dictatorial, inconsiderate and abusive in your personal and official actions. Where is the evidence of your anti-social rampage? Here;s an example:

When you were Salone ambassador to the USA, you instigated a quarrell with your deputy. As a result, you dictatorially started keeping all the keys to the front door of the embassy building. This forced all the Saleoneans working at the embassy, including your deputy, to stand outside in the cold every morning they showed up for work until whenever you showed up for work. And it did not end there.

That is one of the many reasons why you were fired by even the incompetent Kabbah despite your $10,000 bribe you had given him to appoint you as ambassador.

So, do you see the evidence of what a corrupt and anti-social megamlomaniac you are?

As for your obssession with Charles Margai, you and I both know the reason why you are so jealous of Margai's success in forming a party where you woefully failed. Ask me for the evidence and I will tell you in my reply, There is enough evidence to prove that you are a failed diplomat, failed politican, and now, a failed SLPP apologist.


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: Ibrahim Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 11:38:12 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-aa14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.18

Message:
"No where did John or myself mention SLPP in that discussion."

Cadmus, I can see that you have not yet been taught the meaning of the phrase "by implication."

"That is because we believe in 'ONE COUNTRY ONE PEOPLE' "

Really, cadmus? Then tell me why the SLPP supporter said that other tibes than Mende hasd a few good ones but failed to say the same thing about his Mende tribe.

The problem with you blind SLPP supporters is that you never can understand anything you read -- as someone told you and your ilk already on this forum. You will say and do anything to shield your failed SLPP from the truth about their incompetence and corruption.

Look at you calling John Leigh someone anyone could learn from! Why don't you ask Leigh why even the incompetent Kabbah fired him as amabassador? Leigh lacks any diplomatic skills, as he proved when he abused a whole tribe, Limbas, on CNN, with the world listening! Why do you think the then foreign minister adviced Kabbah that Leigh was unfit to carry on as ambassador? That is how his bribe money ran out in the eyes of the corrupt SLPP.

And now, here comes you unpatriotic blind SLPP apologist telling us to listen to the same Leigh who even his corrupt fellow SLPP incompetents had had enough of.

Clearly, you tribalists in the SLPP have no love for our country. However, please keep your insults to yourself and those from whom you learnt them. This is not a forum for you to practice how to insult your betters just because you don't know how to present an argument. Lonta.


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: J. LAMIN ISCANDRI
To: All
Date Posted: 11:40:31 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-050.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.50

Message:
Ibrahim Kamara sounds like Alieu Iscandri. I will even go a step further to wager my life that Ibrahim Kamara is Alieu Iscandri. I am 100% sure that Alieu Iscandri is the one calling himself I. Kamara


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 05:11:54 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-los-ae04.proxy.aol.com at 195.93.21.132

Message:
I love it when dummies like you come off the cackroach infested holes you normally inhabit, to make spurious allegations. Ibrahim Kamara does not even write like me jackass. Besides, If I wanted to I would engage John Leigh in a more productive debate not the atypical bullshit I see going on as un necessary banter, yours inclusive.


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: FORREST GUMP
To: All
Date Posted: 16:11:03 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-154-63-197.range81-154.btcentralplus.com at 81.154.63.197

Message:
Alieu the man is no dummy please follow the debate carefully then you will see how you give yourself away for example you always come in with a defence for John Leigh then you come with a different handle and insult him. SILLY FOOL How we missed the IP
FORREST


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: concerned
To: All
Date Posted: 20:53:22 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
There are two people doing all this crap. Alieu and Olu.


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 12:47:30 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
Don't worry. I have already said goodbye to the so-called Ibrahim Kamara long ago and I am ignoring his alter egos who jumped in to seek to fool me.
I can smell a real hypocrite in no time but my interest is substantive debate, not wasting time with rubbish statements and flunky dunce argumentation. Thank you. - JL


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 16:07:02 04/24/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
Mr JL you are promoting tribalism,just like most Mendes.Do you know who is a foreigner in Sierra-Leone?It is frivolous to tell a Temne,Limba,Kissy etc to be emigrants in their native land.You are the people allowing strangers to be first class citizens and the natives of the land to be second class.I spent most of my holidays in Kono with my brothers,because our Dad was residing and doing business there.The Konos have got the same sick ideology like yours,they prefer to give land to the Lebanese,Marakas etc instead of their fellow Sierra-Leoneans.This type of thinking wont help us to get out of this mess our nation is presently in.


Subject: Re: STOP BLAMING OTHERS FOR YOUR FAILURES
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 09:51:54 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
Dear Mr. Kamara:

I have never referred to Temne, Limba, Kissy, etc. as emigrants or foreigners in SLeone. They are all Sierra Leoneans.

Perhaps, you might be confusing the word 'migrants' with 'emigrants'. They are completely two different classes of people.

Migrants relocate from one part of a country to settle in another part of the same country. Thus, a Limba who relocates from Fadugu in Koinadugu District to Medina in Kambia District is a migrant. Likewise, a Mende who relocates from Moyamba to Kenema is a migrant. Thus it can be truthfully stated that the Western Area is today mostly populated by migrant SLeoneans from all over the rest of the country but such does not make them foreigners in SLeone.

An emigrant, on the other hand, is someone who departs from his country for another country. When he arrives in his new country he becomes an immigrant, legal or otherwise. He is a foreigner in the new country.

Your allegation that I am one of those "people allowing strangers to be first class citizens and the natives to be second class" citizens is not true. I have no such power or inclination. I go by the contents of the character of an individual person rather than his state of citizenship.

Next, people succeed to first class status or descend to second class status in our country for a variety of reasons too complex for discussion here but surface it to say that nothing I have written can lead you to point fingers at me as one of the movers behind this

Second, the ECOWAS treaty and the Mano River Union Treaty allow for the free movement of people within the sub-region and the Republics of Guinea, SLeone and Liberia. How many SLeoneans have done very well in Liberia, etc.?

My own uncle went to Liberia after graduating from the Albert Academy and rose to become a Cabinet Minister under Tubman. Another uncle went to Guinea to help run CFAO there. Many, many SLeoneans from across our land have found success and happiness (and failure) in Liberia, Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria, Gambia, Senegal, UK, USA, Canada, Jamaica, etc., etc.

I am glad that your dad was enterprising enough to leave his village or town and head to Kono to seek his fame and fortune. Kono is not Mendeland. Next, Kono is like Freetown in that it is a place that attracts migrants and immigrants

As for Konos giving land to Lebanese, Marakas, etc. instead of their fellow SLeoneans, it has nothing to do with their individual citizenship status. It has everything to do with whom a particular Kono landowner to happy to do business. What counts are money and reputation, not tribalism! My Mende brother and my Krio brother have no problems whatsoever getting land from numerous Kono landowners.

Please carefully check your dad's background, especially his capital, his luck and business practices, before throwing wild charges at a whole group of people for no just cause. Thank you. - JL


Subject: Re: STOP BLAMING OTHERS FOR YOUR FAILURES
From: Abu Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 10:09:29 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-aa14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.18

Message:
Please carefully check your dad's background, especially his capital, his luck and business practices, before throwing wild charges at a whole group of people for no just cause. Thank you. - JL


John Leigh, there you go again, dishionestly preaching against the very tribalism that you practice. Was it not you who threw the following wild charge against a whole group of people -- non-Mendes -- for no just cause when you wrote the following tribalistic boto bata yesterday?
Posted by John E. Leigh on April 24, 2007 at 14:32:02:

"And in many border areas, Mendes live in complete harmony with Themnes, Konos
and Kissies. Its hard to see this phenomenon elsewhere in Sierra Leone."

You, John Leigh, are a tribalistic supporter of the SLPP. Your own words expose you. So, stop your dishonesty and corruption in accusing others of the very tribalism which you openly practice.


Subject: Re: STOP BLAMING OTHERS FOR YOUR FAILURES
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 15:37:30 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-aa14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.18

Message:
Mr. Abu Kamara:

I must state that some people have problems comprehending their country’s official language. Hence, some such people are quick to misquote passages or confuse written language syntaxes. Thus, the phrase:

“It’s hard to see this phenomenon elsewhere in Sierra Leone."

Refers to the entire thesis I posited in the posting you selectively quoted from and in which I explained why I believe in the tendency by most Mendes to accommodate good people from other tribes and live in peace with them. I was not just saying such was limited only to border areas.

Besides, even if I had claimed that such was limited to only border areas, Mendes alone cannot be credited solely for peace in border areas. The implication here is that those other tribes that live in peace with Mendes on district/provincial border areas share in the credit also. Man, it takes both sides to insure peace!

Below is what I wrote and the entire posting should be viewed in totality, not just your selecting a small passage and cutting it from its larger meaning just so you can distort my words to suit your propaganda and throw worthless charges of tribalism. In time, you will come to find out that I am completely tribalist-proof.

Here is my posting with the real meaning intact:
“Mendes willingly absorb the good from all the other peoples in their midst. They treat outsiders they deal with and who have proven themselves to be good and just in their dealings, full acceptance into their local community, even making some local Mende chiefs.
“Thus, migrants into Mendeland are not just chiefs of their fellow ethnic migrants. They are also accepted as local chiefs. Migrant offspring born in Mendeland with non-Mende last names are treated equally as if they are native Mendes.

“Towns like Bo, Kenema, Kailahun, Segbewema, Moyamba, Taiama, Mongheri, Pendembu, etc., etc., are full of migrants from the North who have been fully accepted as equals by the locals. And in many border areas, Mendes live in complete harmony with Themnes, Konos and Kissies.

“It’s hard to see this phenomenon elsewhere in Sierra Leone. The only area with large Mende settlements outside Mendeland is in the Western Area although I have seen a few happy Mendes in Makeni, Port Loko and Magburaka. And I am sure they are elsewhere as well.


Subject: Re: STOP BLAMING OTHERS FOR YOUR FAILURES
From: Abu Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 15:53:34 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-aa14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.18

Message:
I appreciate your explanation, believe me Mr. Leigh. Unfortunately, it does not change the fact that you chose to single out all other tribes except your Mende tribe as ones with only " a few good ones" while you did not similarly disrespect your Mende tribe.

That is tribalism. And that makes you tribalistic. Which, in turn, makes you a tribalistic SLPP supporter.

It does not matter whether you used that statement by itself or if you buried in among the thousand pages of the communist manifesto.


Subject: Re: STOP BLAMING OTHERS FOR YOUR FAILURES
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 16:27:57 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-aa14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.18

Message:
Mr. Abu Kamara:

For your information, I am not Mende.

I have Krio, Mende, Temne, Soso, etc. antecedents. I grew up in Freetown in my Creole father's house. His third wife, a Creole, brought me up together with her own children.

I am a Sierra Leonean, lacking in any tribalistic tendencies or pretentions.

Every tribe has good people, not just Mendes. Every tribe has bad people, not just Mendes. I have friends and associates in every single tribe in Sierra Leone. With all good wishes. - JL


Subject: Re: STOP BLAMING OTHERS FOR YOUR FAILURES
From: Abu Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 03:28:39 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
Leigh, I am glad to hear you say now that you are from every tribe in Sa Lon.

So, why did you decide to insult every tribe in Sa Lon but one -- the Mendes -- by saying all other tribes have but a few "good ones"?

Is it becos that is the dominant tribe in the SLPP and you are a SLPP follower?

Are you going to apologize to all the other tribes for insulting them for no just cause?


Subject: Re: STOP BLAMING OTHERS FOR YOUR FAILURES
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 07:55:08 04/26/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.8

Message:
Mr. Abu Kamara:

I did no say that I am from every tribe in SLeone.

I did not insult any tribe, let alone every tribe.

I did not say all tribes have but a few "good ones" besides Mendes.

I did not say anything about any dominant tribe in the SLPP.

I will apologize to no tribe because there is no reason to.

Now that I am sure of your background, I have decided that you are not worth exchanching postings with. Accordingly, I am done with you. Thank you. - JL


Subject: Re: STOP BLAMING OTHERS FOR YOUR FAILURES
From: Abu Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 10:52:05 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
"I did no say that I am from every tribe in SLeone. " -- JL

Was it not you who wrote: "I have Krio, Mende, Temne, Soso, etc. " DO YOU KNOW THE MEANING OF "etc" Mr. Leigh? Clearly you don't.

"I did not insult any tribe, let alone every tribe."

Was it not you, John Leigh, who wrote here yesterday: "And in many border areas, Mendes live in complete harmony with Themnes, Konos and Kissies. Its hard to see this phenomenon ELSEWHERE in Sierra Leone. " DO YOU KNOW THE MEANING OF ELSEWHERE? It means non-Mende areas in thins context.

So you are saying that Mendes are uniformly hospitable but "it is hard" to see hospitable non-Mendes. That is a plain insult, becos there are non-hospitable Mendes, just like there are non-hospitable members of other tribes. And there are hospitable people from other tribes just like there are hospitable Mende people. So, lying about non-Mendes while falsely praising all Mendes is tribalism, as someone has told you, John Leigh. It is also insulting. Get it?

"I did not say all tribes have but a few "good ones" besides Mendes."

That lie, John Leigh is exposed in the paragraph above.

"I did not say anything about any dominant tribe in the SLPP. "

John Leigh, you are accused of tribalism and insulting all other tribes except Mendes -- not saying "anything about any dominant tribe in the SLPP."

"I will apologize to no tribe because there is no reason to."

Mr. Leigh, you would apologize if you have any decency left in you, for insulting all the tribes of Sa Lon except one.

"Now that I am sure of your background, I have decided that you are not worth exchanching postings with. Accordingly, I am done with you."

Stop trying to change the subject from your lack of honesty. You cannot run away from your proven record of tribalism and rudeness on this matter, or your record of corruption in the SLPP. Your record will follow you everywhere, including that showing that you have insulted your betters and made tribalistic remarks just becos you want to try to recoup your bribes to the SLPP leaders -- first Kabbah, now Berewa.


Subject: Why the fuss of the Fullahs and Madingoes
From: Nancy
To: All
Date Posted: 04:40:58 04/25/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 246-66-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.66.246

Message:
The fullahs and Madingoes do not originate from Sierra Leone. Why giving them preference when they can find it in Guinea. The SLPPP tribalists prefer to work with Fullahs and Madingoes than original Sierra Leonean tribes like the limbas and Sherbros.
Fullahs and Madingoes are second class citizens. They are streaming into Sierra Leone and spreading their tentacles every where. The truth is our folks emply their marabout to cause havoc to their opponents.
The tribalists in the SLPP exposed the Country to foreigners and today we all see where Sierra leone is going. The fact of the matter is that Fullahs are marauding hereders who move from one place to another to find rest.
Do you think the voices of the Temnes or kissi will be heard in Guinea.
Fussing about Fullahs and Madingoes. They continue to migrate into diamondferous areas in Sierra Leone. Shame on the hypocrites to give Guinean tribes a premium in our dying Country. Have you heard about their FPU who does not allow any tribe tobeome a member? Do these hypocrittes know that the Fullahs love one of their own than others? Are you aware the average Fullahs will not marry another tribe and if they do, they will dump the woman who hail from different tribe.
When will Sierra Leoneans have a clear conscience?


Subject: Re: Why the fuss of the Fullahs and Madingoes
From: CADMUS
To: All
Date Posted: 11:34:35 04/25/07 ()
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Nancy,
Since according to History,even the mendes and Temnes also came to Sa Lone from elsewhere,what makes the FULLAS and Madingoes second class? If they are then all of us are.

You say.... 'Fullas Love one of their own more than others..'What is wrong with that. It is not compulsory to love anyone beit your own or a stanger. I know many Fullas happily married to Mendes, so what is your point?


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL THE SOUTH EMULATE NORTHERNERS?
From: concerned
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Date Posted: 19:34:17 04/24/07 ()
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if you were treated so badly by the KONOs, why is your family still in KONO? Oh you answered already..doing business( diamond) and how did your dad get the land? Or is he mining in space? YOU TRIBALIST


Subject: do you have suggesions ?
From: CHIEFDOM ELDERS
To: All
Date Posted: 12:11:50 04/24/07 ()
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DO YOU HAVE ANY USEFUL SUGGESIONS?


Subject: Re: do you have suggesions ?
From: krio boy
To: All
Date Posted: 12:41:36 04/24/07 ()
Email Address: krioboy@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb11dc1-166-140.dynamic.mts.net at 142.161.166.140

Message:
you give your own suggestion buddy


Subject: OUR WATER PROBLEM IS A LONG TIME COMING
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 11:29:56 04/24/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Building water wells in heavily populated areas short of water as the present government is doing is a reasonable approach to cope with an emergency situation created by mal-governance and war over several decades. But a long term solution for indoor water supply must be devised within a reasonable period.

The fundamental issue regarding water shortage in the Freetown side of the Western Area is population surge and secondarily, the encroaching destruction of the watershed area. A third factor is the spread of indoor toilet facilities such as flush toilets, bathtubs, showers and sinks. Additional causation also exists.

Initially, the capital area had the Barbadori Dam prior to Independence and another reservoir inside Kissy Village (now one of the largest towns in the country) near the Mangro-Brown Farm at the New (Blackhall) Road, now also an ‘old’ road. When I was in secondary school, another dam was built at the top of Granville Brook (Kissy Brook) to augment the water supply in the Up-Gun, Railway Compound, Clinetown, Deep Water Quay and parts of Fourah Bay community adjacent to Clinetown.

The population of the metropolitan area at the time was approximately 80,000 – 100,000 people. At some point after Independence, Taylor-Woodrow completed the Guma Valley Reservoir under the auspices of the SLPP government. The water capacity was estimated for an anticipated population of about, I believe, 300,000-400,000.

There were also well functioning waterworks projects in virtually all the main towns in the country but the KDDAs and the Ekutays allowed those systems to clog up, dry up and collapse during their 26 years of mostly nation-wrecking and hegemonistic ascendancy.

Today, the population of the Freetown Metropolitan Area is any body’s guess but some have put it at 1,500,000 people (and increasing daily) which does not appear unreasonable to me at all. This resulting huge increase in population led to demand for water far in excess of the existing infrastructure capacity.

During APC’s 26 years in power, no one paid attention to this problem except to appoint political hacks, relatives, friends and others to the Water Company as employment patronage for hegemonistic reasons. The RUF war of destruction came, disturbing numerous peaceful sedentary settlements and compelling population movements nationwide and into neighboring countries.

Then entered the youthful, NPRC’s short, coup-regime. The NPRC boys were just too busy with the war and other problems, not to mention caving in to various temptations that satisfied their previously frustrated pent-up demand for personal benefits, especially enjoyment!

SLPP was returned to power on March 31, 1996 by popular vote after 30 years in the political wilderness. That administration initially focused on securing the peace and controlling inflation in order to lay the foundation for economic development.

Under President Kabbah the national currency, the Leone, doubled in appreciation in exchange value within 14 months, rising from 2000 to one dollar to 1,000 to one dollar.

The price of a 50-lb bag of rice was only Le15,000 in May 1997 when APC surrogates in the military overthrew the elected government and established their AFRC junta. Those barbaric coupligans had no idea what they were jumping into. Water was not in their heads at all. In fact, proper stewardship was absent from their thinking and as the people resisted, their savagery and barbarism only grew worse. Consequently, the exchange value of the national currency began to degrade rapidly, eventually declining to Le3,000.00 to $1.00. The AFRC/RUF regime caused a lot of disturbances and hellish population migration to avoid violence and daily molestations.

After the AFRC/RUF coupligans were kicked out, they re-grouped and re-armed and with the backing of President Charles Taylor, more waged wars on the SLPP re-instated administration.

This restart of the war caused massive population movements to the Freetown Area, considered the safest place in the country at the time. A large portion of these migrants decided to stay put in the Western Area for good. Additions followed suit. Housing was in short supply. So after overpopulating existing dwellings, people began to build structures in the Watershed Forest Reserves and chopped down watershed trees to burn charcoal for sale and their own use as domestic fuel.

The wholesale destruction of the watershed forest severely reduced the amount of water flowing into all the existing reservoirs because reservoirs need trees to help produce waters.

To recap, the Number One Water Problem in the heavily Freetown Area is chaotic migration inflating the population due to the barbaric RUF and the AFRC/RUF wars.

The Number Two Water Problem is the destruction of watershed forests that are an essential part of the water production circle.

The Third Water Problem is increased demand for water due to the spread of affluence in the Western Area as a result of the internationalization of the peace process in Sierra Leone, etc. The total cost of the UN intervention in Sierra Leone is put at $2.8 Billion as at the end of 2005. Of course, only a faction of this amount was spent in SLeone but it caused Americans, Europeans and other big water consumers to flood Sierra Leone.

Now that they have gone, they left behind the huge expansion of water-gauging modern bathrooms and kitchens. Also, aid funding, NGOs, development missions, mostly from Britain, continue to function very actively in the country.

Clearly, having a bucket bath in an outdoors wash-yard consumes far less water than a bathroom shower or bath in a tub bath. Brushing your mouth (not just your teeth) with a tooth brush and a cup of water is a far more efficient use of water than using a bathroom sink and letting the water run while you brush and rinse. The same can be said for shaving and or washing one’s face.

The Fourth Water Problem is that cheap, water-inefficient plumbing fixtures have flooded the country. Some toilets need two to three flushes for all the effluents to disappear. Water controls (pump handles) leak and breakdown, causing wastage.

The Fifth Water Problem is the slow response to repair busted street water pipes damaged by vehicles or people.

The Sixth Water problem is caused by permanently leaking underground water pipes inside the city underneath streets. Some of this pipes are decades old without ever being replaced. Not only do they cause water wastages, seepages from latrines and gutters contaminate part of the water supply. Hence we have a high incidence of typhoid and sudden death syndrome in the city and environs.

The above problems are serious problems and a flunkey party of double-crossing and fahlahmahkahtah types; or mindless Ekutay tribalistic hegemonistic nation-wreckers will never have the ability to solve these problems but will needlessly criticize those making a good faith, sensible effort to address this critical matter just so because they hope to gain power.

The long APC neglect of our nation’s water works (and many others services areas) coupled with extensive war devastation over 11 terrible years mean that the government cannot reasonably be expected to perform either magic or miracles to solve our huge water problem in the relatively short time since the war ended, the demise of Foday Sankoh and the escape of the trouble-searching Johnny Paul Foot of State.

Again, constructing water wells to meet vastly increased demand for an overflowing population is an appropriate approach to the scarcity problem. For the long-term, the above problems that I have identified will have to be addressed scientifically and economically.

If the APC and the PMDC have other ideas, please let them present them rationally. Thank you. - JL


Subject: Re: OUR WATER PROBLEM IS A LONG TIME COMING
From: Ishmael Yillah
To: All
Date Posted: 10:23:55 04/25/07 ()
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Why do you keep on making dumb excuses for your government incompetence and failure? Why are you still blaming a government that was overthrown 15 years ago for your government failure to improve the lives of the people? what did your government did with all the aids donated by the internmational community to rebuild the country's infrastructure? If Hilary Clinton becomes the president, do you think she will blame the Bush (I) administration for his poor handling of the economy during his tenure in the white house? Everyone in Sierra Leone knew that President Momoh was a coward and useless leader, but for God sake, that was 15 years ago since he was overthrown; and to continue to blame him for Kabba/Berewa failures is purely an act of desperation. Any act by your useless cronies to robe our people the opportunity to chose the leader of their choice would be stiffly resisted.


Subject: Re: OUR WATER PROBLEM IS A LONG TIME COMING
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 11:34:33 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Mr. Yillah:

A President Hilary Clinton might blame the Bush Administration for a few things: Iraq, humongous budget deficits, misdirected war on terror, etc.

But a successor American administration need not blame any predecessor American administration because the gap between US administrations is not so vast as that between SLeonean administrations.

The vast gap between Sierra Leone administrations could be as striking as night and day and is between making or breaking a whole country.

For example: SLPP nation-builders vs. APC nation-wreckers; warmonger AFRC/RUF coupligans vs SLPP Peacemakers; KDDA tribal marginalizers vs. SLPP integrationists/includers; Ekutay dunce frolickers vs. SLPP conscientious workers; APC Poverty Spreaders vs. Poverty Eliminators, and so on and on.

Moreover, Americans have immense resources to solve their problems quickly. On the other hand, SLeone is a wounded, struggling, backward society in last place where even flunkies, dunces, remedial-retards, tiff-tiff lawyers, alphabet politicians and foolumunkus dumbo-tombo bangucrooks want to lead - they say, to "solve" problems - yeah, right!

Next, nation-wrecking Gen Momoh was until his death, with the nation-destroyers, prolonging peoples sufferings. He and many - but not all - of his APC henchmen were behind the ruinous, blood-thirsty, catastrophic AFRC/RUF regime of killers and thieves, etc. for tribal hegemonistic benefits.

The crimes they committed, the destruction they contrived, the deprivations they caused and the backwardness they heaped upon our country are the very problems the SLPP is systematically addressing today.

It will take time. Rome was not built in a day even without the need to first clean up the vast destruction left behind by nation-wrecking neglect and nation-destroying barbaric coupligans.

Our national problem is much bigger. APC had 26 years to ruin things. NPRC had four years, AFRC/RUF had nine months plus eleven years of war.

SLPP is yet to finish her 2nd. term. Please calm down and start learning to get smart instead of going back to waste your time propagating hegemonism. Thank you. - JL


Subject: Re: OUR WATER PROBLEM IS A LONG TIME COMING
From: Math Teacher
To: All
Date Posted: 11:55:15 04/25/07 ()
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" APC had 26 years to ruin things. NPRC had four years, AFRC/RUF had nine months plus eleven years of war."


John Leigh, you are as bad in math as you are in telling the truth. Who told you that the APC was in power for 26 years?

Was the leader of the SLPP, Salia Jusu-Sheriff not a member of the APC government in 1978 as minister of Finance? Was he not VIce President of the APC in 1987?

Was the SLPP leader, Francis Minah not Minister of Finance in the APC government in the 1980s? Was the same Minah not Vice President during the APC government in the 1984?

So, if the SLPP leader was a senior member of the APC government from 1979 and SLPP leaders remained APC government ministers until 1992, by what illiteracy in arithmetic do you, John Leigh, come up with the nonsense that the government which was in power from 1968 to 1992 was only an APC government?

Can't you calculate the simple number of years between 1968 and 1978 when the APC was in power before the SLPP leaders joined in the one-party APC-SLPP government in 1978?

To you, is there a difference in the number of years between the 10-year APC government of 1968-78 and the 10-year SLPP government of 1996 to 2007?

Are you that retarded, John Leigh? Or, just simply a blind SLPP supporter?

Do you now see why someone told you that you blind SLPP supporters will say anything to try to hide the corruption and incompetentence of your rubbish SLPP party of failure?


Subject: Re: OUR WATER PROBLEM IS A LONG TIME COMING
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 12:27:16 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Message:
Dear Mr. Math Teacher:

I appreciate all your additions and substrations that you have presented that are valid. Thank you very much.

But the fact remains that the APC was the party in power from April 1968 until its overthrow in 1992. Whomever might have been VP or Finance Minister or dis or dat is of no consequence. Siaka Stevens and Momoh are in charge.

Every MP, every Minister, every VP was ordered at some point to be a member of the APC or else ................

And they were required to carry out the APC program under APC leaders.

The SLPP was dissolved and ceased to exist. Those who refused to comply faced bogus charges of treason like the paramount chief in LokoMassama who escaped the gallows and P.Chief N'Silk in Makeni who did not.

Those were hellish days for independent-pro-nation minded people like Dr, Mohammed Forna and Alhai Tarqui.
Their honest lives were taken for no just cause. in a sense, I and others are far more lucky. We only got fired for doing good.

APC's long tenure changed our country's culture to the base culture represented by some of the postings in this forum. Even so, I appreciate your corrections. Thank you. - JL


Subject: Re: OUR WATER PROBLEM IS A LONG TIME COMING
From: Math Teacher
To: All
Date Posted: 13:11:32 04/25/07 ()
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John Leigh, you have to ask yourself only one question for you to see the mistake you continue to make in thinking that a party is divorced from the people who constitute it:

If you change your name from John Leigh to Juma Labeh, so that you can contest the SLPP leadership, does that mean that you are no longer the same person who previously called himself John Leigh?

Of course not! So, just because the SLPP leaders joined the APC did not mean that they not the same SLPP leaders before their switch!

So, as SLPP leaders in the APC government, they became members of a COALITION government of SLPP-APC in all but name! They were still SLPP leaders, who were as responsible for the coalition govt. 's actions as the APC leaaders they had merged with in the so-called APC govt.

Do you understand, sir? If you do you will stop misstating the APC-SLPP government of 1978-1992 as only an APC government, becaue that is simply untrue!

THe APC is comprised of the people who comprised its collective leadership. ceased to exist as


Subject: Re: APC WAS THE POWER
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 13:26:56 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Mr. Math Teacher:

I respectfully disagree with you. The problem is unlike changing one's name, not was the one-party APC regime remotely like a coalition government.

The one-party thing was like forcing one to serve under you by complusion or he or she will forfeit everything, including possibly his/her life just like PC N'Silk suffered.

Every official operated under the dictates of the APC Leader. It was the APC program that was implemented. It was the APC that governed. The APC was the sole legal political party at the time. The SLPP was proscribed while the APC called the shots.

It was a one-party political monopoly APC government.

In a coalition arrangement, the deal is voluntary. No one party is proscribed, no one party has the monopoly of power. A coalition partner can withdraw without being subjected to execution or jailing. Etc.

I think I have exhausted my contribution as to the one-party monopolistic governmental arrangements that the APC imposed upon our people. I appreciate your cooperation. Thank you. - JL


Subject: Commercial Bank At Sierra Rutile
From: NEW CITIZEN
To: All
Date Posted: 10:02:48 04/24/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-050.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.50

Message:
NEW CITIZEN

LATEST HEADLINES


Business & Economy
Commercial Bank At Sierra Rutile

At the official opening ceremony at the Mobimbi Branch Complex, the Chairman of the occasion who also doubles as Deputy Minister of Education and Resident Minister - South, Hon. Abass Collier in his opening remarks stated Commercial Bank's Managing Director, Alhaji Dr. Abdulai Kakay stated that Sierra Rutile is the fastest growing economy in the mining sector.

He thanked the community for the return of Sierra Rutile Company adding that this has given confidence to the management of SLCB to open the Mobimbi Branch of the Bank, and that the opening of the branch of the bank would increase the financial economy of the country as peace and security has been restored.
See details next issue

Posted on 24 Apr 2007


Subject: SLPP TOO BUSY CRYING DOWN THE PMDC RUNNING MATE…But Where’s
From: Maggai
To: All
Date Posted: 07:50:42 04/24/07 ()
Email Address:
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"PMDC believes in ONE (country) FOR ALL, and ALL (people) FOR ONE (country)"
Where did i see a similar statement? Oh SLPP one people, one country, one country, one people.
Is it fair to say the PMDC is a falamaketah( Copycats) party.
They lack invention, and do not have smart people to comeup with an authentic slogan...


Subject: Re: SLPP TOO BUSY CRYING DOWN THE PMDC RUNNING MATE…But Where’s
From: concerned
To: All
Date Posted: 08:57:29 04/24/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
You are absolutely right. Disgruntled and wounded.


Subject: Re: SLPP TOO BUSY CRYING DOWN THE PMDC RUNNING MATE…But Where’s
From: APC
To: All
Date Posted: 09:46:42 04/24/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Hehehehe Infighting will not stop until elections don pass.
Una try dae papa en pekin.


Subject: Re: SLPP TOO BUSY CRYING DOWN THE PMDC RUNNING MATE…But Where’s
From: CADMUS
To: All
Date Posted: 11:07:11 04/24/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.198.250.77

Message:
When the time is right SLPP will announce the running mate, you will see.
The best news always comes last.
SLPP takes its time, that is why it is so successful...that is what we do.


Subject: Re: SLPP TOO BUSY CRYING DOWN THE PMDC RUNNING MATE…But Where’s
From: krio boy
To: All
Date Posted: 12:46:16 04/24/07 ()
Email Address: krioboy@yahoo.com
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Message:
All worried about SLPP running mate affairs are not even party members.I know APC is waiting for SLPP first so that they can copy a better way of doing there own.
Right or wrong people?


Subject: Re: SLPP TOO BUSY CRYING DOWN THE PMDC RUNNING MATE…But Where’s
From: True
To: All
Date Posted: 12:44:36 04/24/07 ()
Email Address:
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"SLPP takes its time, that is why it is so successful...that is what we do."

Successful in ruining Sa Lon -- no light, no water, no jobs, no hope. That's what you do, for sure.


Subject: Re: SLPP TOO BUSY CRYING DOWN THE PMDC RUNNING MATE…But Wher
From: Jimmy Kandeh
To: All
Date Posted: 15:42:19 04/24/07 ()
Email Address:
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SLPP has a running mate - Momodu Koroma - but even Berewa is not thrilled by this choice, which is not his but Kabba's. Momodu's only achievement in life is the dubious distinction of having served as bag boy for both Charles Margai and Tejan Kabba. Momodu is no presidential material but he is by all accounts the most sycophantic in Kabba's cabinet; hence his patron's reward.
At least Margai can decide on his own running mate while Kabba has to choose one for Berewa.


Subject: Re: SLPP TOO BUSY CRYING DOWN THE PMDC RUNNING MATE…But Wher
From: Kohtoh Kamal
To: All
Date Posted: 16:44:36 04/25/07 ()
Email Address: kamal@hotmail.com
Entered From: smith2250.apsc.vt.edu at 128.173.64.123

Message:
Now this is funny! Momodu is not qualified? Says you, Mr. Associate professor who just talks? Momodu's expereince spans academia, business, and being a GREAT father. I will not say that for you. That is all the qualification he needs to be a great leader.


Subject: Re: SLPP TOO BUSY CRYING DOWN THE PMDC RUNNING MATE…But Wher
From: Do The Right Thing
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Date Posted: 03:35:06 04/26/07 ()
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Hey Kotor Kamal, ARE YOU GOING TO APOLOGIZE FOR LYING TO THIS FORUM, as Mohamed Jalloh has already asked you more than two times?


Posted by Mohamed A. Jalloh on April 14, 2007 at 10:33:34:

In Reply to: PRESSURE MOUNTING ON WOLFOWITZ TO QUIT!!!! posted by Independent Man on April 13, 2007 at 16:15:31:

When I first al3rted this forum to World Bank's President Paul Wolfowitz's history of making false statements, including those he made in SL when he praised the same internationally notorious SLPP government of President Kabbah and Vice President Solomon Berewa, here is what one Kohtor Kamal wrote:

"So Wolfowitz's girlfriend got an unusual raise: what is the connection to him and his statements on SL or any other country which are based on facts? Was the decision to give the pay raise Wolfowitz's or someone wanting to impress him? Did Wolfowitz have to approve the pay raise? Please avoid this grasping just to support a previously tenuous position." -- Posted by Kohtor Kamal on 04/07/07

Now, let's read what was written about the same matter that Kohtor Kamal told us was not a fact:

The Washington Post, April 13, 2007:
"World Bank President Paul D. Wolfowitz personally dictated the terms under which the bank gave what it called his "domestic partner" substantial pay raises and promotions in exchange for temporarily leaving her job there during his tenure, according to documents released by the bank's executive board yesterday.."

QUESTION: Is the clueless Kohtor Kamal now going to apologize to this forum for lying about Wolfowitz's long history of corruption, including his latest act of public immorality at the World Bank to which he has now openly confessed?


Subject: Re: SLPP TOO BUSY CRYING DOWN THE PMDC RUNNING MATE…But Wher
From: Kohtoh Kamal
To: All
Date Posted: 09:57:48 04/26/07 ()
Email Address: kamal@hotmail.com
Entered From: smith2250.apsc.vt.edu at 128.173.64.123

Message:
They are not worth my time nor yours, i hope.

"So Wolfowitz's girlfriend got an unusual raise: what is the connection to him and his statements on SL or any other country which are based on facts? Was the decision to give the pay raise Wolfowitz's or someone wanting to impress him? Did Wolfowitz have to approve the pay raise? Please avoid this grasping just to support a previously tenuous position." -- Posted by Kohtor Kamal on 04/07/07

Did i miss it? The Washington Post provided a "connection between Wolfowitz and SL"?


Subject: Re: SLPP TOO BUSY CRYING DOWN THE PMDC RUNNING MATE…But Wher
From: Do The Right Thing
To: All
Date Posted: 10:57:13 04/26/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Kotor Kamal, if Wolfowitz went to SL and told the world that the SLPP govt was doing a fine job, is it not obvious the "connection between Wolfowitz and SL"?

Is it possible that you are so dumb that you would not see that connection unless the Washington Post first told you what is common knowledge?

Did you learn your own name from the Washington Post, too?


Subject: Re: SLPP TOO BUSY CRYING DOWN THE PMDC RUNNING MATE…But Wher
From: concerned
To: All
Date Posted: 18:42:37 04/24/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
what is your source?


Subject: When will the South East emulate Northerners?
From: New citizen news
To: All
Date Posted: 04:53:57 04/24/07 ()
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Message:
Commentary
POLITICAL TOLERANCE IN THE NORTH

The Northern Province is said to be the home of the APC party but the residents of the Northern Province are remarkably tolerant of all other political parties to the extent that it is difficult to know to which party any of the residents of the North belong.
By the behaviour and political tolerance of the Northerners, it is very clear that the concept of one country, one people has taken roots in the North more than anywhere else.
It was not long ago when Northerners in Bo complained that their brothers and sisters in Bo did all they could to expel them out of Bo for being sympathizers or supporters of the APC party.
Some of those APC members claimed that their houses were burnt down and their properties seized and some of them even claimed that they were bundled in trucks and dispatched to their various homes in the Northern Province.
While all these was happening in Bo, members of the SLPP in the Northern Province were accorded the honor and dignity befitting brother Sierra Leoneans in an effort to promote peaceful co-existence in our country.
The offices of political parties in the Northern Province are never molested, stoned or in any way hampered in the discharge of their political functions in the Northern Province.
Recent visits to the PMDC office in Makeni displayed the level of tolerance the Northerners have for diversity and peaceful co-existence.
In the PMDC office in Makeni, all the tribes of the Northern Province were present in almost equal numbers, and no one was molested for being a member of any political party of his choice.
This is good for our young democracy and it is our belief that if all of us practice this kind of political tolerance, Sierra Leone will soon become a peaceful haven.
It can be recalled that the present executive of the APC successfully conducted the APC national convention in Port Loko in the midst of jubilation and hand shakes from all quarters.
It can be recalled also that for the entire one week duration of the APC convention in Port Loko, no one lifted a finger at anybody in an insulting manner and no one castigated another for belonging to Party A, B or C.
At the end of the APC national convention, a journalist asked the American Ambassador who was present at the Convention about his impression on the conduct of the APC convention in Port Loko.
The American Ambassador reportedly replied that he was impressed by the level of political tolerance exhibited at the APC convention in Port Loko.
And neighouring Makeni played host to the SLPP convention early in 2006 with all pump and pageantry befitting the lot of the ruling party of Sierra Leone.
In Makeni too, the level of political tolerance was so impressive that no one reported any instance of intimidation against anybody for being a member of Party A, B or C.
The maturity of the residents of Makeni came out clearly when they welcomed the SLPP candidates with singing, drumming and dancing in spite of the fact that Makeni is the stronghold of the opposition APC party.
That’s what I call maturity in national politics.
A few days before the SLPP national convention in Makeni, the Leader of the opposition party, Hon. Ernest Bai Koroma, reportedly visited Makeni and appealed to the youths and elders of Makeni to give all due respect and cooperation the SLPP stood in need of in Makeni, in order to make the SLPP convention peaceful and fruitful.
The Hon. Ernest Bai Koroma, though the leader of the All Peoples Congress party, reportedly gave a large sum of money to the youths to clean up the Makeni township in recognition of the need for peace and sanity to enhance the success of the ensuing SLPP convention.
Such an example of political tolerance is worth the commendation of all peace loving Sierra Leoneans simply because the development of Sierra Leone is everybody’s business and that peaceful co-existence of all political parties and of all Sierra Leoneans will augur well for the development of the whole country, as one entity under the guidance of the Almighty God.
Observers in Makeni are still wondering whether the SLPP will ever hold a more peaceful and fruitful convention anywhere else in Sierra Leone more than the one that was held in Makeni early 2006.
Unlike the ugly incidence in Bo where the presidential flag bearer of the SLPP clashed with the leader and presidential flag bearer of the PMDC, the peace and tranquility of the SLPP convention in Makeni did more than demonstrate the maturity and political tolerance of Northerners.
The New Citizen commends all those residents of Makeni and its environs who made its possible for the SLPP to have a peaceful and fruitful convention in Makeni, the headquarter town of the Northern Province and the home of the opposition APC party.
It is now left to be seen whether the APC will be accorded a similar gesture if it proposes to hold its national convention in either Bo or Kenema as was the case in Makeni.
If this ever happens, Sierra Leone would have turned the corner to true peaceful co-existence and national cohesiveness.
The dream of one country, one people will then become meaningful.

Posted on 23 Apr 2007


Subject: Re: When will the South East emulate Northerners?
From: Lord Bongo Johnson
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Date Posted: 10:14:25 04/24/07 ()
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This is a load of crap.


Subject: Re: When will the South East emulate Northerners?
From: question
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Date Posted: 10:39:21 04/24/07 ()
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"This is a load of crap."

Please tell us why you think so.


Subject: Re: When will the South East emulate Northerners?
From: Bai
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Date Posted: 19:38:09 04/24/07 ()
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Because it is culled from a nes paper called TOLONGBO-


Subject: NIGERIA : fairness to all there should be a re-run/runoff
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 01:57:29 04/24/07 ()
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” CORRUPTION
Buhari's popularity is based on his no-nonsense approach to crime and corruption. During his 20-month stint as army head of state from 1983 to 1985, he repossessed looted state assets, waged a "war on indiscipline" and executed drug traffickers.
Obasanjo has also fought a high-profile war on graft, but critics accuse him of using it as a weapon against political opponents and allowing his allies to go undisturbed.
Independent watchdog Transparency International ranks Nigeria as one of the world's most corrupt countries, and law enforcement officials say almost half of its $40 billion oil revenue is stolen or wasted.
"Other than security, our next fight will be corruption because unless people can come and do some clean business in Nigeria, the question of inviting investors will be difficult," Buhari said.
Buhari lost against Obasanjo in 2003, and spent two years in court arguing that the results were rigged. The Supreme Court ruled in Obasanjo's favour in 2005.
This time, Buhari said he had developed a system to prevent malpractice at the polls.
"People will conscientiously guard their votes through polling booth, to collation centre and to Abuja. We have advised all our supporters to develop a system of relay," he said.
Buhari said clean elections and reducing corruption were the keys to solving unrest in the oil-producing Niger Delta, where militants have launched attacks on facilities and kidnapped foreign workers in a bid for more autonomy.
"If the government is able to earn their confidence to allow them to drop their guns and participate in the elections, then they will elect those they want to represent them and give them the benefit of the doubt," Buhari said.
Calls for "resource control" would disappear if Nigerians understood how much money the delta already receives, he added. The four biggest oil producing states in southern Nigeria receive more than all 19 northern states put together, but Buhari said the money was mismanaged by the government. ” (By Tom Ashby, Reuters, Sun 8 Apr 2007,)
Here is Human Rights Watch on the Gubernatorial election of April 14, 2007:
http://hrw.org/english/docs/2007/04/16/nigeri15708.htm

Three Fulani Men run for the presidency of Nigeria:

Muhammadu Buhari who is supposed to have polled only 6.6million votes (in the 2003 election which was also rigged he lost by an alleged margin of 11 million votes – taking the hogahs to court did not resolve the matter.

Atiku Abubakar only 2.6m? Even given all the extenuating circumstances – the last minute legitimizing of his candidature (two days before the election) the scarcity of ballot papers with his image on them , etc etc, 2.6 million is a ridiculously low figure to believe is correct and the court must seriously give him a real chance on a level playing field. If he was only going to poll 2.6 million, Obsanjo would not have been afraid of him.

That Mr. Umaru Yaradua must have certainly made his duas, but that he should win by such a wide margin, polling 24.6 million votes which represent 70& of the total votes cast, is more than a land slide.
The votes add up to 53.8 million, a conveniently inflated & fraudulent figure which is well over a 50% voter turnout and which the establishment will say was low, but ok.
Since there are three – only three major candidates, WHY SHOULD they not re-run, as a runoff, when all the ballot papers etc are ready, and the cameras in place?
Is there anybody reading this who could possibly believe that ATIKU ABUBAKAR would only poll 2.6 million votes?

Results of the Nigerian presidential elections of 2003

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elections_in_Nigeria


This is what FELA had to say about INEC and the 2003 elections:

On 2003 general elections: “ Which election? Who vote? And who win? First, the whole thing they called Legacy House earthquake was an “Army Arrangement.” -- an electoral fistulas. INEC deliver for PDP but not for Nigerians. Can’t you see? N true say khaki no be leather, but agbada no make “Zombie” man politician. This selection was for the Generals: Obasanjo, Buhari, Ojukwu, Ike Nwachukwu, and meanwhile, Babangida and Abdulsallami dey for back for Minna Hilltop de do manipulation. Even Aikomu of Iruah, dey inside too. Now the selection is over, the Europeans they brought to give them credibility says that the process was dirty and full of magomago and biribiri. But trust our leaders, they say the oyinbo EU observers are wrong. Why? Because, "Observation No Crime” (1977). So everybody must go to election tribunal, for “Cross Examination” (1985). When they reach tribunal, another were judge like Judge Okorodudu go begin talk grammar. The SAN go stand in front of the tribunal where “Mr Grammatology-Lisationalism Is the Boss” (1976) with his dirty white wig an pontificate nonsense. After they jail you for stealing your vote the judged go beg you. That is their own style of Appeal. In the end, it is not for the observer "White Man To Suffer" (1970), for telling the truth, na we people of obodo Nigeria go suffer. The entire sickening episode is original wayo, wuruwuru, jipiti and magomago. Obasanjo says it is our culture. No. It his own interpretation of culture, military-political culture. Otta farm culture.

Everything dem do for the 2003 selections na charade-o. INEC and Abel Goubadia the “Government Chicken Boy” (1985) with his “Follow-Follow” kpafuka everything. Ah, these Bendelites, why do take jobs they can’t do? I remember the other one, Ovie Whiskey of FEDECO, who said he will faint when he sees one million. Well, me I will not faint for such small amount, because I don’t worship money. If you remember when Motown carry their “Onifere” (1966) mentality come to offer me a million dollars [for all my music catalog], I refused. I told them, “hey, shit, no. I wipe my ass with a million dollars. That’s my toilet paper bill!” But even more, our worthless naira now drives everyone crazy. “So PDP say them win, bah? No, that no be the people’s mandate, instead na “Authority Stealing” and authoritarian democracy. Now General Buhari has challenged General Obasanjo. When a General challenges another General in the open, before bloody civilians, that is "Stalemate” (1977).”

http://www.kwenu.com/publications/hankeso/fela_kuti.htm


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