The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)’s stringer, Umaru Fofanah, will tomorrow declare his intention to contest the presidency of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) in the southern city of Bo.
Speaking to Awoko shortly before he departed for Bo, he disclosed that, “my intention has been borne out of my inner feeling to de-link our association from the pockets and dictates of businessmen and politicians, something that is at present having a serious negative impact on the way members of the public see our association”.
He went on, “to achieve this, I want to ensure that there are no special interests in my service to our noble association. In this regard, I want to run a clean and civilized campaign for which I depend on your assistance, both by way of voting and helping with financial contributions”.
The BBC stringer further guaranteed that, “I will keep a correct, concise and detailed account of whatever contributions you make towards achieving this, and a proper account will be kept of every cent spent”.
“After our victory”, he emphasized, “I will publicly give a clean breast of what was expended and how. If there are any leftovers of either cash or kind donated, I assure you that I will pass them on to the SLAJ Secretariat”.