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Reading: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Information and Civic Education, Chernor Bah Commits to Truth, Freedom, and Peace
Reading: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Information and Civic Education, Chernor Bah Commits to Truth, Freedom, and Peace

Sierra Leone’s Minister of Information and Civic Education, Chernor Bah Commits to Truth, Freedom, and Peace

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Sierra Leone’s newly appointed Minister of Information and Civic Education, Chernor Bah, recently expressed his commitment to promoting truth, freedom, and peace during an informal chat with senior members of the media community in the country. The meeting between Bah, his deputy Yusuf Keketoma Sandi, and the media community signifies a collaborative approach towards transparency and accountability within the government.

Bah emphasized the importance of maintaining open lines of communication, even in times of disagreement. He highlighted the need to work together for the betterment of Sierra Leone, recognizing that differing opinions can coexist without animosity. This approach aims to create a space for constructive dialogue that ultimately benefits the nation.

“We agreed to maintain open lines, disagree without being disagreeable and to work together to promote truth, freedom and peace. Una Tenki!” He stated

The commitment shown by Bah and Sandi to work alongside the media community is a step in the right direction for Sierra Leone. It demonstrates their willingness to engage with different stakeholders and ensure transparency and accountability in governance. By fostering an environment that encourages open dialogue, they aim to promote truth, freedom, and peace within the country.

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Sierra Leone has made significant progress in recent years towards political stability and economic growth. However, challenges still persist, and effective governance and collaboration are crucial in overcoming these obstacles. The commitment shown by Bah and Sandi is a testament to their dedication to effective leadership and promoting Sierra Leone’s interests on both national and international levels.

Promoting truth, freedom, and peace are essential pillars for any nation’s progress. By upholding these values, Sierra Leone can foster an environment that encourages development, attracts foreign investments, and improves the lives of its citizens. The commitment of Bah and Sandi to these principles sets a positive example for future interactions and highlights the government’s commitment to inclusive governance.

As Minister of Information and Civic Education, Bah plays a vital role in disseminating accurate information to the public and promoting transparency within the government. His commitment to maintaining open lines of communication with the media community ensures that information flows freely and contributes to a well-informed society.

Sierra Leone is poised for progress, and with the leadership of individuals like Bah and Sandi, the nation can look forward to a brighter future. By working together to promote truth, freedom, and peace, Sierra Leone will undoubtedly strengthen its position on the global stage and forge strong alliances that benefit the nation and its people.

In conclusion, the informal chat between Minister Chernor Bah, Deputy Minister Yusuf Keketoma Sandi, and members of the media community in Sierra Leone signifies a collaborative approach towards transparency and accountability within the government. Their commitment to maintaining open lines of communication, even in times of disagreement, highlights their dedication to promoting truth, freedom, and peace. By upholding these values, Sierra Leone can foster an environment that encourages development and attracts foreign investments. With effective governance and collaboration, Sierra Leone is poised for progress and a brighter future.

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Sallu Kamuskay is a Sierra Leonean communication strategist, fixer, blogger, youth organiser, event manager, spokesperson, and public relations expert. His work has been regularly referenced and published by national and international media and public policy institutions. Sallu Kamuskay was a child during the brutal war in Sierra Leone. Growing up in the midst of conflict, Sallu witnessed unimaginable abuse of children and gross violations of human rights. The horrors he witnessed during the Civil War had a terrible impact on him at a very tender age. But despite the shock of the war, Sallu never lost hope. He started on a journey of recovery, studying, and working for a better future. At age 15, Sallu entered into the world of activism and advocacy. Sallu Kamuskay was the Vice President of the Young Leaders Organisation, a member of the National Youth Council. The Young Leaders is one of the oldest youth-led organisations in West Africa. 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