The Council of Paramount Chiefs in Kono is to pay courtesy calls on their subjects in all 14 chiefdoms in the district.
The tour, which is to commence early March, has started gaining momentum as preparations are already underway in each of these chiefdoms.
Speaking to the chairman Council of Paramount Chiefs, Sirus Konobundor, he said the essence of meeting the people was to settle differences between colleagues’ chiefs and the people they represent.
Mr Konobundor said during the course of the last elections, there were lot of misunderstandings due to different political ideologies and that up till now most of the people were not on good speaking terms among themselves.
Chief Konobundor said in the past parliamentarians, who represented these chiefdoms, concentrated on themselves leaving the people to fend for themselves.
He said, “it is a wrong idea to say the APC of old did not do anything for Kono. It is our brothers who refused to honour their obligations,” he noted.
When asked if the tour was not a ploy to campaign for the ruling APC government in order to win the coming local elections, the chairman said nothing was wrong if they chose to support the government of the day.
Paramount Chief Paul Gerber Saquee of Tankoro in an exclusive said the main purpose of the tour was to give vice president Sam Sumana political support and also to talk to their subjects to vote wholeheartedly for the APC.
He said the time had come for the Kono people to unite and give the ruling party a political base in the district.
When contacted on the issue, the SLPP district secretary M. A. T. Baryoh said the attitudes of the chiefs had made them unpopular among their people that none would be willing to listen to them.
Mr Baryoh said immediately after the council’s tour, the SLPP would go to meet their own people.