Dr. Sam Sesay leads circumcision of 2,000 Boys
December 16, 2016
Erstwhile Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS) and current Special Adviser to the President, Dr. Joseph Sam Sesay has together with stakeholders in Kambia District spearheaded the circumcision of some 2,000 young boys.
The traditional rite of passage covered five chiefdoms in the district, including Masongbala and Magbema Chiefdoms, and was launched on Thursday, 15th December, 2016 at the home of Paramount Chief Bai Farma Tass Bubu N’gbak III of Magbema Chiefdom.
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Speaking at the royal palace, Dr. Sesay stated that apart from financial and moral assistance he would be providing leadership to ensure the event is successful, noting that the feat was being achieved for the first time in the country.
“This has taken off a huge burden from the parents, which would have cost a reasonable fee for each child. Circumcision is a well-respected tradition in our country, which also brings everlasting bond between the boys involved. This is a Christmas gift to the various families coming from the elders in the district,” Dr. Sam Sesay noted, adding that as a native of Kambia he felt happy.
The seasoned politician and academic noted that when a boy is uncircumcised in our society, “he is mocked amongst his peers in addition to being disrespected.”
The auspicious event was also attended by the Chief Imam of Kambia district and other local stakeholders, and was climaxed by traditional dancing and singing.