Nepotism and cronyism are some of the vices of the then government of President Koroma and his APC which are some of the reasons the people of Sierra Leone kicked them out in the just concluded elections.
But the government of President Bio and his SLPP are threading on those dangerous paths which led to the demise of the APC as the Deputy Minister of Trade, Rev. Abraham Sesay-Jones is seen condoning nepotism and cronyism.
A leaked letter dated 6 August 2018 from minister Sesay-Jones seemed to be suggesting to private companies, operating in the east of Freetown to be employing SLPP supporters.
The letter verified one Gbondo Maragai, the SLPP District Chairman for the East Urban District, covering constituencies 113 through 123 in Freetown and his team as the ones that should be dealt with in such matters.
“Mr Margai and team provided the much needed support to the party and it leadership that contributed greatly to the success of the party in the just concluded general elections,” the letter states.
That any support for the east district executives’ initiatives, in the form of job opportunities and corporate social responsibilities will be much appreciated.
As such another leaked letter from the SLPP East Urban District to the General Manager of LEOCEM Cement Factory, ordering that they have been mandated by District Chairman John Gbondo Margai to write and inform all companies put hold on the scholarship award, the payment of all corporate social responsibility allowances until the ministry of local government officially elects the community chairman and chief.
The letter with the SLPP letter head was signed by the both the Chairman of SLPP East District, John Gbondo Margai and the Secretary General MJ Amara.
Chairman Margai confirmed to NEW AGE that he wrote the letters to the private companies at East District.
It could be recalled that when the Chief Minister, David Francis was launching the Government Transition Team Report (GTTR), he said that the government of Julius Maada Bio will not condone unethical behaviour from people that are working for them.
Well, Sierra Leoneans await the action of President Bio on what they described as “unethical’’ behaviour of deputy minister of trade who is also a Reverend.