Friday, February 16, 2007


President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah said yesterday that he was in touch with the political and military authorities in Guinea . Kabbah's assurance comes barely four days after the opposition All Peoples Congress ( APC) Spokesman, Hon. Alhaji Alpha Kanu, registered the concerns raised by the leadership of the APC that the situation in Guinea will ultimately l affect Sierra Leoneans. In a bid to register the concerns of President Alhaji Ahmed Tejan Kabbah- led government, a State House source Tuesday confirmed to COCORIOKO that President Kabbah has indicated that he is in constant touch with the Guinean authorities with the aim of finding a peaceful resolution to the crisis and that the Government of Sierra Leone has not remained silent on the current situation in Guinea as some critics are saying. The source quoted the President as saying, "I have been engaged in quiet diplomacy and in touch with the political and military authorities in Guinea." The President also expressed his personal and Government's concern about the events in Guinea when the Deputy British Prime Minister John Prescott called on him at the Presidential Lodge at Hill Station in Freetown . The President further informed the visiting leader that, "The worrying situation in Guinea is also of concern to the leaders of the Economic Community of West African States and Mano River Union Sub-region". Kabbah also stated that the ECOWAS and MRU were doing everything to help in resolving the crisis. Meanwhile, troops from the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces are reported to have on Monday dispatched from Kenema and the Daru Garrisons heading towards the border in Kailahun district.

Source: Cocorioko