The government of Sierra Leone has approved the appointment of a care taker chief for the Biriwa chiefdom in the North of Sierra Leone. He is Chief Mordi Brima II who will now take over as Regent Chief to mann the affairs of the people of that chiefdom.
The Chief who was born in Bumbaday Village, in the Bumbaday section on September 23rd 1903, served in the Military for 15yrs, and also worked for the government printing office for another 15 years. On the 8th of June 1968 Chief Mordi Brima was crowned section chief of Bumban section and in 1993 he was again crowned Regent Chief in that same chiefdom.
Chief Mordi Brima has again made history at his ripe old age of 103.
The Provincial Secretary North Abdul Dumbuya openly declared the suspension of the Paramount Chief Dr Alpha Mohamed Madeceri Sherriff as Paramount Chief of Biriwa Chiefdom and also announced the appointment of Chief Mordi Brima II as care taker chief until a paramount chief is elected.
The Provincial Secretary who practically preached during that event quoted series of scriptures from the bible emphasizing on the patience of the Biriwa people for their new leader. He said this is the day the Lord has made for them and they should rejoice, adding also that victory comes to those who wait for the appointed time.
The Biriwa secondary school was transformed into a church atmosphere with people chanting songs of victory and praises to their maker for giving them a man of their own choice. The Mammy Queen, Madam Regina Posseh Kalawa told Awoko that she believes God has answered their prayers and that they will organize a ceremony to open the sealed court barray which has been sealed for a very long time as a result of the events surrounding the election of the suspended Paramount Chief. She registered satisfaction over the appointment of the new chief.
The Biriwa court barray was sealed from operations on the 7th of August 2006, to prevent the crowning of the then Paramount Chief Dr Alpha Mohamed Madeceri Sherriff II on the 11th of the same month. The event also saw the appointment of 3 local court chairmen for court numbers 1, 2, and 3 in the Biriwa chiefdom.