In what he described as his ‘personal view’ the minister for Internal Security, Local Government and Rural Development, Duada Kamara has lauded the Sierra Leone police for consolidating peace and internal security throughout the country.
After the post-elections, he said, the police were doing their best to identify any security threat with the aim of proffering swift solution.
This statement contradicts the recent statement made by the minister of Information and Communications, Ibrahim Ben Kargbo, in which he blamed the police for not properly executing their duties controlling internal strives like the one in Bo.
Minister Kamara said ahead of the local government election, “plans are now underway to put serious security paraphernalia in place to abort any security threat”.
On the Yenga security threat, he said his government inherited it but President Koroma and his vice now constituted a committee that work with the government of Guinea to find a solution to the border conflict.
He said the people should not be talking about security threat but cooperation among the Mano River countries to allow free movement of goods and services.
Thirty years ago, the minister said, a protocol was signed between President Siaka Steven and the head of states in the Mano Rivers countries to foster unity and stability within the sub-region
Mr Kamara maintained that 19 local councils were set up after the 2004 local government elections to undertake meaningful development in their communities but noted that this had not been the case because the community people were reluctant to pay their local taxes.
He therefore pleaded with the community people to help local councils to generate revenue to develop their community after devastation caused by the barbaric rebel war in Sierra Leone.