Over two thousand members of the TANA Progressive Union (TPU) mainly from the Fullah, Mandingo, Koranko and Maranka ethnic groups from Bo town in the South and.
Kenema in the East came out under a heavy down pour of rain in Kenema late last month, and marched through the principal streets of Kenema up to the Eastern polytechnic compound along Combema road, in order to pledge their loyalty and support for Vice
President Solomon Ekuma Berewa.
Formerly launching the TANA group and the Promote the Palm Tree groups during the ceremony, the Vice President told his audience that the 30 minutes rain is a clear manifestation that come August 11, 2007, the people will go out in there thousands to cast there vote for the SLPP which always stands to save the nation.
He described the TANA and Promote the Palm Tree groups as insurance for the SLPP in the East. He cautioned them to firmly remain in the SLPP.
During the occasion the Vice President then presented two cheques to both the District and City councils as mining development funds.
He gave 199,448. leones cheque to the Chairman of the District Council Patrick Samu and 954.290 leones to the Chairman of the City Council Chief Evans Brima Gbemeh.