His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has recognised, coronated and handed employees as symbols of authority to eight new Paramount Chiefs whereas additionally entreating them to be peace ambassadors of their numerous chiefdoms.
PC Kandeh Bamba II of Tambakha Yogbangie Chiefdom within the Karene District, PC Sheku Terenah Tongos Neya Konkoroba Franko Lai Marrah III of Neya Chiefdom within the Falaba District, PC Bai Shebora Thelleh III of Yoni Mamailla Chiefdom within the Tonkolili District, PC Masakma Madibie II of Kafe Chiefdom within the Tonkolili District, PC Kandeh Gbanka III of Ngowahun within the Bombali District, PC Bai Makarie N’kolo II of Gbanti Chiefdom within the Bombali District; PC Rtd Captain Prince Lansana Wonnie Bio V of Sogbini Chiefdom within the Bonthe District, and PC Alie Musa III of Mafindor Chiefdom within the Kono District had been all recognised and coronated to serve their folks within the respective chiefdoms.
“My administration has ensured that the establishment of Paramount chieftaincy is insulated from the difficult nationwide politics. I’ve additionally ensured that below my supervision, the problems of central authorities political manipulation of Paramount chieftaincy elections are slowly turning into a factor of the previous.”
“Subsequently, let me guarantee you all that the establishment of Paramount Chieftaincy will proceed to regain its previous glory of being one which ensures solely official and rightful households compete amongst themselves in our numerous Chiefdoms throughout this Nation,” stated President Bio.
President Bio famous that the establishment of Chieftaincy was and would stay a vital ingredient of the administration of the state, and reassured, particularly the Paramount Chief elects, that the sustainability of nation’s nascent democracy and promotion of efficient and community-national improvement couldn’t have taken roots with out their full and energetic involvement.
“On an event like this, I need to publicly recognise and categorical my honest appreciation to all Paramount Chiefs throughout the nation. As Paramount Chiefs, you present the superstructure or basis on which I and my group within the govt arm of Authorities rely to operate and execute the mandate of planning and delivering very important providers in addition to main sustainable nationwide improvement,” he stated.
Whereas presenting the brand new Paramount Chiefs to President Bio, Minister of Native Authorities and Rural Growth, Hon. Tamba Lamina, stated chieftaincy within the nation was the muse for governance because the colonial period. He additional famous that in 2018 President Dr Julius Maada Bio promised to revive the dignity and respect that conventional rulers deserved, noting that the occasion was a testomony to that dedication.
The Minister confirmed to the gathering that the method resulting in the election of these conventional leaders was clear and peaceable, noting that that was an indication of excellent management backed by respectable democratic rules.
“The 1991 Structure of Sierra Leone offers the President the authority to recognise and coronate elected Paramount Chiefs. On that word, due to this fact, I humbly name on His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio at hand over the assorted employees of authority to our Paramount Chiefs. Thanks very a lot,” he concluded.
Giving the vote of thanks on behalf of his colleagues, PC Masakma Madibie II of Kafe Chiefdom within the Tonkolili District prolonged appreciation to the President and his authorities for his management roles in governing the nation, saying that he had seen plenty of tangible improvement because the SLPP took workplace in 2018.
He additionally thanked the Council of Paramount Chiefs for his or her steering all through your complete course of and promised that they’d work with the Council and the central authorities for nation-building.
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