Moses Moore Conteh Jr is an excellent communicator, public speaker, advocate, development communication professional, leader, mentor, friend and Rights campaigner. He hails from a humble Christian family that nourished his values of empathy, love, respect, hard work and the fear of God.He holds a BA Hons in English Language and Literature, Fourah Bay College in 2014 and also a Law Degree (LLB Hons) in 2019 from the same institution.  He is a recipient of several awards prominent  are the 50 Most Influential Young Sierra Leoneans Award in 2018 and the 100 Most Influential Young Sierra Leoneans Award in 2019.

During his  university days, he served as President of the English Language Students’ Association at Fourah Bay College in 2013 (where he published the first News Magazine, erected a massive notice board, renovated the Arts Building and raised an English speaking campaign at FBC). Moses has chaired, given keynote speeches and served as a panelist in a lot programs/events. He has trained, mentored and helped a lot of young people find their way in leadership capacities.

He serves as the National President of the Sierra Leone Debating Council. He has conducted series of national debates. He was a partner in the conduct of the first successful Presidential Debate at the Bintumani Auditorium in 2018 and privileged to have been invited to international debating platforms like the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC).

In 2019, he organised a National Debate on the draft of the New National Youth Policy in Sierra Leone hosting ghetto youths and University students across the country at the State Hall of Parliament.

In an exclusive interview with us at Salone Messenger in our new series: ‘’IF I BECOME PRESIDENT’’ which is intended to flesh opinions of Sierra Leone’s young emerging leaders and those in the street of Freetown on the future of a United Sierra Leone, here is what the first thing he will do if he becomes the President of Sierra Leone, why and how?

Recipient of 100 most influential youth award

SM question

What will be the first thing you will do when you become president?

‘’I’ll set up a strong cabinet or team to embark on boosting skills and utilizing our agricultural potentials.’’


‘’Attaining food sufficiency as a nation is crucial to our dignity and responsibility to the people. A nation that cannot feed itself does not have the stamina to make its decisions. It’s like a father that leads a home but does not live up to the basic responsibility of feeding his family.’’


‘’I’ll ensure a thorough soil science evaluation is done to assess the areas of Sierra Leone that produce bumper yields of certain crops. I’ll make the Agriculture Ministry visible in all the districts. Mechanized farming will boost local techniques, storage facilities will be built across the country and industries established to process and add value to some of the produce for local and international use. I’ll give targets to districts and work with District Councils in ensuring that thorough agricultural work in farming, fishing, cattle rearing and other practices are done to help the nation’s drive in attaining food sufficiency. In all of this, I’ll be part of the task force in monitoring the different agricultural endeavors of the districts and give public recognition and awards to the district(s) that are doing well to motivate and spur more positive actions.’’

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Sallu Kamuskay is a Sierra Leonean activist, storyteller, and blogger. He was born in Sierra Leone but later relocated to Guinea as a refugee because of the war in his country. Sallu Kamuskay uses his phone to engage on social media, under the name ‘’Salone Messenger’. He Co-Founded the Salone Messenger platform after his experience of the war, Ebola, and injustices. According to him, silence was the root cause of war, and of many social injustices, we continue to face as a nation. In 2013, during the Ebola crisis, Sallu Kamuskay took the risk and volunteered to fight Ebola. He spent some months in both safe and unsafe places; helping the victims and telling their sad stories. The election in 2018, left a divided country with communities fighting on tribal lines. This inspired Sallu Kamuskay to serve as the coordinator of the United Sierra Leone peace concert, which was organized in 4 major parts of the country, targeting violent communities and troubled youth. Sallu Kamuskay led a group of entertainers, activists, and organizations across the country on a peace tour, a program supported by the European Union, United Sierra Leone, Africa Union, ECOWAS, and the Messeh Leone Trust. Sallu Kamuakay has also served as a staff writer for the Hidden Voices Magazine. Over the years, Sallu Kamuskay has been using his Techno phone to be able to tell stories, the phone he used to tell the story of Gbessay during Ebola who was admitted at one of the Ebola treatment centers after rumors that she had Ebola when the actual sickness was ulcer, she was almost abandoned at the treatment canter with no medication provided to her. She could have died. Sallu told the story via social media and was able to secure funding from the United Sierra Leone to buy her medication and advocated for her. She was later discharged and taken home, He did the same to a patient that died and was abandoned in the street, Sallu Kamuskay used his phone and shared the message across, the corps was later taken and buried. It could have been more disaster without his voice. The story of late America Stress 3-year-old daughter. The hero’s daughter was abandon after his father's death. He shared her sad story and was able to get a sister who has taken the child as her own and is currently providing her with educational support. The article of America Stress can be read on the link below Sallu Kamuskay feels the stories of Gbessay, America stress and that of many others need to be told. The media house we have cannot better tell these stories, they are better reporters than telling human interest stories. He created the Salone Messenger platform and brought together passionate storytellers to be able to tell these compelling stories.


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