The local policing partnership board, Kenema branch, has elected its executive to man its affairs for two years.
Before the election the chairman of the board, Dr Sandi Bockarie, explained to his audience that the board was formed by the late regional police commander east, Val Bangura, years ago with the aim of assisting the police with information in combating crimes in the region. He said, “the people are everywhere in the community while the police are just occupying a small portion but with constant information to them they can effectively work in protecting the entire community”. The election, which took place at the regional police headquarters in Kenema city, saw the electing of the former chairman Dr Sandi Bockarie as the board’s chairman. The post of vice chairman went to Alhaji Alie Hassan, the post of secretary general went to Bindi Mansaray and assistant secretary general went Anthony Kamara; Vandi Tarawally got the post of financial secretary, the post of organizing secretary went to Patrick Adu while the post of treasurer was grabbed by Thomas Bayoh, the post of public relations officers One and Two went to Augustine Sannoh and Mohamed Massaquoi respectively, the post of social secretary went to Alphajor Bah while Wuyata Keifala and Doris Kalay grabbed the posts of youths’ representative and women’s leader respectively. The post of advisers and auditors will be filled later during the first meeting of the board. In his maiden address the chairman of the board, Dr Sandi Bockarie thanked all for re-electing him.
He cautioned that all those that were elected were not police officers but that they were there to help the police by providing them with vital information so that the police could achieve their constitutional mandate.