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Government warns ‘rumour mongers’

September 26, 2016 By Memunatu Bangura

Publicity and Outreach Coordinator in the Office of the Government Spokesman, Ajibu Tejan Jalloh, has issued a stern warning to individuals he alleges are spreading false rumour that President Ernest Bai Koroma travelled with a 50-man delegation to the 71st General Assembly of the United Nations in New York, costing the tax payer US$1 million.

He said the news as mere ‘rascality’ and ‘nonsensical’ behaviour on the part of those Sierra Leoneans who are spreading what he said was “untrue and baseless rumour.”

He made the above statement during the weekly government press briefing at the Ministry of Information and Communication, Youyi building in Freetown last Thursday.

Mr. Jalloh told pressmen that President Koroma left the country with a 21-man delegation, including his support staff, adding that forty people were accredited by the United Nations to enter the arena of the UN General Assembly.

He said 13 of the said 40 were officers that work in the New York mission, while six other people, including Ministers, were invited by and their travel paid for by United Nations.

“It is nonsensical for Sierra Leoneans to spread such rumour. We have a total of 40-man delegation and as a country we are only paying for 19 people. To say we have spent a total of US$1 million is also not true,” he said dismissively.

He said people must stop such ‘malicious’ way of talking down on the government, adding that perception could become reality when people believe them.

However, some newspapers have published the 50-man list, including officials serving in our diplomatic mission in the United States. While the opposition Alliance Democratic Party has lampooned the government of profligate spending even as the country grapples with an economic dire straits.

  • Jack McOliver Frazer

    this guy ernest koroma is really a bastard who is lacking any manner of dignity, he’s the most useless, senseless, hopeless, xtremely foolish at heart human beast of the forest. salone and particular his government will come falling harder in the nest coming year. from our analysis of the most useless leader salone had ever had. more than those foolish beasts called siaka and momoh. we know for a fact that all of his cabinet ministers he brought to office since he came to poorwer are all the most worst thieves, thieves men the country had ever seem. about 85% of them are basically thugs who intimidate, wrongfully humiliate, kill and at best lock them out of their minds till death. tell me who really love and cares about his people with all sincerity and honesty will ever gives vp & ag post to dogs and pigs like human beasts like the likes of vetor foh and jfk(lol). that’s too crazy even for my worst imagination. and see the whole country is ok with that. no ones see evil, speaks evil or hear evill. that country is really too curse to see any hope for its folks a country of evils soulless..!!!???.