Scores of residents in Kenema city were recently visiting the main football field to be cured of various ailments from a group of traditional healers who were displaying their prowess.
Speaking to Awoko at the show one of the healers, Pa Abu Foday Bollon, explained that the Sierra Leone Traditional Healers’ Association (SLENTHA) formed in Freetown years back had established a regional branch in Kenema.
Pa Bollon explained that they were on a five-day exhibition of their products almost on a free of cost basis.
He said they were bringing all healers together in the region so that they could operate as one unit, noting that most of the health problems in the community were being worsened by fake traditional healers.
Explaining about his membership, he said as of the time of speaking to Awoko he had registered about 45 healers in Kenema.
He said healers, who came to be registered, were being put to the test, adding that, “we don’t want traditional healers to be selling on the streets.”
Pa Bollon called on the government to help them get their own hospital in the district.