The recognition of Alhaji Mohamed Konneh by the Ministry of Local Government as President of the Sierra Leone Traditional Healers Association (SLENTHA) has sparked tension as the former President; Alhaji Muniru Sandy of Bo District has pitched tenth with a splinter group in Waterloo called the Council of Traditional Healers to fight for his reinstallation as President of the association.
Few days after receiving a letter of recognition dated 28th January, in the conference room of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, the Council of Traditional Healers headed by Sheku Tarawallie issued a press release condemning the appointment of the current president, Alhaji Mohamed Konneh. The release went ahead endorsing Kamor Muniru as the recognized president of SLENTHA.
The newly appointed president Ahaji Konneh’s recent dialogue meeting to which all traditional healers organizations were officially invited had a poor attendance being that relevant stakeholders were not present to discuss the way forward for traditional healers in the country.
The Sierra Leone Traditional Healers Union, headed by Alhaji Sulaiman Kabba has kept a low profile saying his supremacy is unblemished.
Meanwhile, SLENTHA is making frantic effort to unite the various traditional healers groups under one umbrella before it goes ahead making more executive appointments.