Sierra Leone’s Former Vice President Chief Alhaji Sam Sumana and entourage today visited Makeni to empathize with the people of Makeni and Kono in- laws on the unfortunate loss of innocent lives and destruction that took place in Makeni last week .
It can be recalled that a purely unfortunate and unavoidable clash between government security forces and Makeni youths took place due to misinterpretation of motives over the relocation of a standby generator from Makeni to Lungi to serve the Freetown International Airport and Lungi township.
Former Vice President Chief Sam Sumana acknowledged the timely setting up of a government inquiry to look into the issue of culpability and make appropriate recommendations for redress and to avoid a recurrence in the future.
In his first stop, Chief Sam Sumana paid a courtesy call on the Kono Family’s in- law , former President Ernest Bai Koroma and his sister Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma who both reside in Makeni , both of whom assured the former Vice President and team that they were okay .
Chief Alhaji Sam Sumana’s next stop was to Her Worship Mayor Sunkarie Kamara of the Makeni Municipality where he made a contribution to the affected victims.
Before returning to Freetown. Chief Sam Sumana also visited Paramount Chief Kasanga of Bombali Sebora Chiefdom, Bombali District.
On his way to Freetown, Chief Sam Sumana and entourage stopped at Masiaka to sympathize with the family of late Paramount Chief, Bai Kompa Bomboli of Koya Chiefdom.
The former Vice President was accompanied by other Kono Sons of the soil including former Minister of State, Vice President’s Office and later Minister of Transport and Aviation, Pormasu Sahr Leonard Balogun Koroma, former Ambassador to Russia, John Yambasu, Chairman C4C, Mr. Tamba Sandi, Chief Aiah Songu Mbriwa, Alhaji Akar Koroma and Dr. David Tam Bayoh.