The Resident Minister East Hon. William Juana Smith has appealed to political parties to work hard to maintain peace in the country. Hon. Smith made this appeal when he was addressing executives of various political parities during a meeting held on Monday at his Maxwell Khobe street office in Kenema.
Hon. Smith said peace is paramount and it is a pre-requisite for development in any community. He warned all and sundry against excessive use of power, negative criticism and actions that may lead to problems.
The Resident minister reminded the political parties and their functionaries that elections are over saying that elections comes once every five years and called on all to focus attention on development in a peaceful and stable life community. He said his office is always open to all political parties to resolve any problem that may rise.
In his contribution, the Former Member of Parliament for the SLPP Mr. Mohamed Moiwo Makaya said that the SLPP is for peace and as peace ambassador; they will do every thing possible in their power to maintain peace in the region.
He pledged his parties’ support towards the development process in the country.
David Kekura Sama of the Peoples Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) said Kenema was volatile during the electioneering process but there is now peace and the PMDC is committed to the peace in the region.
He however suggested that radio discussion be organized on regular basis between the various political parties.
The APC district chairman Prince Kamara in his statement drew the attention of the SLPP members to feel that they are in opposition, adding that the APC as a sitting party want peace in the country so that the government can deliver its promises.
He noted that the APC is ready to work with other political parties to forge the country ahead. By Saffa Moriba in Kenema