Sierra Leone: Kailahun District Descendant Association (KAIDDA) with Motto: Unity and Development, together we are stronger, has been officially launched at the Kailahun court barray on Saturday 24th April 2021.
The launching ceremony brought together descendants and friends from Kailahun district in and out of the country as a show of commitment, unity and love for the district.
In his opening statement the chairman of the ceremony Dr. Jonathan Bonafa Tengbeh said KAIDDA is formed to champion and support government’s development programs in Kailahun district. He said without peace there will be no development and therefore thanked the current executive of KAIDDA headed by Rtd. AIG Morie Lengor for maintaining peace among friends and KAIDDA members as a pathway for development. He said Kailahun district has several potentials for development but still remain one of the poorest district in the country.
In his statement the Chairman of KAIDDA Rtd. AIG Morie Lengor thanked all and sundry for their turnout at the ceremony which he described as love shown for Kailahun district. He called on all to register with KAIDDA adding the benefit is for Kailahun district. He described KAIDDA as a unifier not only for Kailahun district but the nation when necessary. He called for support from all so that KAIDDA will be engaging in a yearly development project launching for the district. He assured all that KAIDDA will continue living for ever with sustainable development projects in the district.
Formally launching KAIDDA at the court barray, the Anti-Corruption Commissioner Francis Ben Keifala esq. called for unity among all. He said for KAIDDA to continue existing, transparency must continue existing at all levels in the interest of all. He thanked KAIDDA executive for its leadership role in ensuring development for Kailahun district. He said leadership is God given and that a good leader must have integrity and trust and must start with the individual.
He described a good leader as a person whose activity will have positive effect on lives of others, and trust should be at the center of everything.
The ACC boss urged all to be sincere in their daily activities saying what belongs to the community belongs to the community and what belongs to the individual is for the individual.
The ceremony ended with several activities including community interface meeting with key stakeholders, radio discussion, Public lecture (Luawa Sallent), march pass from canteen to court barray and brief history of Kailahun district.
By: Saffa B. Moriba in Kenema