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KOSA elects new exec tomorrow

April 22, 2016 By Mohamed Massaquoi

Members of the Kenema Old Students Association (KOSA) are set for elections to elect a new national executive this Saturday.

Over forty delegates are expected to cast their votes at the school’s campus in Kenema, eastern Sierra Leone.

Two prominent individuals have vied for the position of presidency: Mohamed Kallon, who is a senior accountant at Total Sierra Leone and Mohamed Ajuba  Sheriff, a senior civil servant at the Ministry of Agriculture.

Although the two individuals have openly stated that the election would be a friendly contest, their supporters have been frantically canvassing for votes on behalf of their respective candidates.

KOSA is arguably the biggest and most vibrant alumni association in eastern Sierra Leone and the country as a whole, with its president not only commanding respectability in society but wielding huge stake in the running of the school.

“Like Bo school, like K-School, this is one of the leading schools in this part of the country, we respect the old boys because of their contribution towards the development of the school,” Pa Mustapha Kamara, a resident of Kpayama told this medium.

KOSA outgoing Secretary General, Bockarie Enssah, who is contesting for the position of Vice President, said the outgoing executive worked assiduously in the interest of the school and that the new one would continue the good work.

“KOSA will move on even after the election. It is a school of heroes, a school that has greatly contributed towards the development process, not only in Sierra Leone but across the world. We have our membership all over the world and I am happy that we are meeting in Kenema again as a family to chart the way forward for our school,” he said.

According to Social Secretary of KOSA, Ibrahim Mohamed Jawara, the delegates conference is one of the events outlined to mark the 64th anniversary of the Kenema Government Secondary School, adding that the old boys association have been contributing immensely to ensure that the celebration is colourful.

He explained there would be a special Muslim thanksgiving service at the Kenema Central Mosque.

“I am very pleased to inform the general public that KOSA is ready to support the school’s administration to achieve its goals; over the years we have been celebrating but in 2015 the entire programme was disturbed as a result of the Ebola outbreak.

“This was the reason we constructed a monument at the Kenema Government Hospital for all of those medical practitioners who lost their lives as a result of Ebola, a special thanksgiving service will be organised at the hospital on Sunday and we are expecting all the stakeholders in the township of Kenema to come around for this particular service,” he said and added that KOSA is a family and the election would be conducted in a peaceful atmosphere.

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