AWARENESS TIMES
Sierra Leone News & Information

State House | Press Union | Lumley Beach | AllAfrica | SL-Web

www.awarenesstimes.com

  Giving Knowledge to the People
welcome to sierra leone's premier news source
Last Updated: Oct 20th, 2008 - 13:00:15 
Front Page 
 
 NEWS
 Breaking News
 Local News
 Politics
 Photo News
 
 EDITORIALS
 
 COMMENTS & OPINIONS
 Moiie's Column
 
 FEATURES
 
 ENTERTAINMENT
 
 PROFILES
 Role Models
 Awareness Lady
 Common Man
 
 THE ECONOMY
 
 NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
 Special Greetings
 Legal Matters
 Obituaries
 
 PAID SUPPLEMENTS
 
 ADVERTISEMENTS
 
 SATIRE
 
 MEET THE TEAM
Search


Published online by
Sylvia Blyden Dot Com

17 Garrison Street,
Freetown,
Sierra Leone.
Tel: +232-30-321001
Tel: +232-77-321001
Tel: +232-76-749001
Tel: +232-30-456003
Email:
editor@awarenesstimes.com
Website:
www.awarenesstimes.com

NEWS : Local News  

Hindolo Trye & Fake Academic Credentials in Sierra Leone
By
Oct 20, 2008, 12:39
Email this article
 Printer friendly page

It is no longer a secret in Sierra Leone that the Minister of Tourism, Hindolo Sumanguru Trye (aka Champagne Guru) not only acts bizarrely but publicly urinates on himself whilst thrashing around onboard planes in mid-air. In an attempt to lash back at those who brought the sordid details of his behaviour to the attention of the public, the Minister last week called to question the academic credentials of others in the society.

Well, this newspaper has now been reliably informed by sitting parliamentarians from both the ruling party and the opposition that Minister Trye had a very difficult time getting approval by Parliament after he submitted to them academic credentials that he could not substantiate.

Hindolo Trye had submitted that he held a University Bachelor’s degree and also a Masters degree but when Hon. Eric Jumu of the Parliamentary Appointments Committee had expressed serious doubts as to the veracity of his claims, Hindolo Trye had promised to bring along his transcripts to Parliament which he is yet to do as of today’s date.

"We were not insisting that he should be a University graduate. You can be a Form 5 school-leaver and yet be a very capable minister. Our insistence was that his integrity was now under question because if he made false claims of his academic credentials, it calls into question his suitability to represent the interest of Sierra Leone as our Tourism policy maker," Hon. Bintu Myers another member of the Parliamentary Appointments Committee explained when contacted last weekend.

Interestingly, till date Hindolo Trye has not been able to substantiate these academic credentials he sent to the Appointments Committee. He was stood down several times as substantiation of his academic credentials were awaited but it was all in vain as he could not substantiate his University degrees. Eventually, he was approved because of alleged intense pressure from State House but many high profile APC supporters have quietly expressed serious discontent with the action of President Ernest Bai Koroma to continue to retain Hindolo Trye as the country’s Minister of Tourism.

"His behaviour and the type of interviews he has been granting to the media has seriously embarrassed the APC and we are already regretting why our MPs had not just stood firm and refused to approve his nomination until he substantiated his academic claims," an APC Youth Activist lamented to this newspaper.

Meanwhile, attempts made by this newspaper last Friday to cross-check with Mr. Trye as to his exact academic credentials, if any at all, were met with a barrage of foul invectives launched at the Publisher of this newspaper over the telephone. When he was responded to in choice language, he ran off to the Police in a manner similar to how a stray ‘okuru’ street dog having been well disciplined for rudeness, would run off with his tail between his legs.

At the New Englandville Police Station, Hindolo Trye filed a complaint that he had been abused over the telephone forgetting all the earlier abuses he had himself been raining on the alleged abuser including questioning this newspaper Publisher’s own laudable and meritorious academic credentials.

The Awareness Times in this edition reproduces on page 10, by popular demand, past articles on Hindolo Trye’s urinations on planes.


© Copyright by Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Top of Page

Latest Headlines
NEWS
Freetown City Council Brutality
Sababu Project Evaluation Confab Ends in Sierra Leone
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone
EDITORIALS
A New Hope Emerges in Africa: AXIOMS Of Chernoh Alpha M. B
Reproduced by Popular Demand:The Legacy Of Ahmad Tejan Kabbah of SLPP
Ernest Koroma Does Not Distrust Police & Judiciary
COMMENTS & OPINIONS
“When You Invited Me to Your Feast, You Ate All Up…”
Doesn’t It Worth A Quit?
Ernest, Afsatu & Income Electrix! What is the way forward?
FEATURES
Was Hindolo Trye the Mole for Siaka Steven's APC in 1977? The Chronicle by Tayyib Bah raises Buring Questions
SLPP North America Chair Speaks
Bodda, Bodsu And Africel- Summer School, School Debate Competition, Awards Of Scholarship And Bodsu Executive Inaugural Ceremony-2008
ENTERTAINMENT
Solomon Ekuma Berewa Gets Surprise 70th Birthday Party
Sierra Leone's Kha-Benneh Bangura Wants Your Votes
Goapele, Daddy Saj and Mahala @ Zanzibar on Night of Saturday 26th
PROFILES
Sierra Leonean Woman Excels In UK
Remembering Lady Mary Alexandrina Bankole-Jones of Sierra Leone
Hon. Julius Nye Cuffie (APC)
THE ECONOMY
Kailahun SLPP MP frowns at Finance Minister in Sierra Leone
Sept 23: Millicom Sierra Leone bounces back
Romanian buys more Sierra Leone Diamonds shares
NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
THIS WEBSITE IS BEING UPDATED LIVE RIGHT NOW
The National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Joint Press Release
Term of Refernce Tourism Development in Sierra Leone
PAID SUPPLEMENTS
Union Trust Bank Opens Branch in New England Freetown, Sierra Leone
“Freetown is Safest City” :- says Douglas Alexander
In Memory of Captain Prince Ben-Hirsch (passed away 21st January 1992)
ADVERTISEMENTS
Diamond Airlines Hovercraft Service
National Revenue Authority (Head Office) Vacancy Announcement
Job Vacancy
SATIRE
Poor Philip Neville... A Lovelorn Admirer!
The Commander Gave an Order for 75 Billion Leones
All People’s Confusion [APC] - All the People are Confused
MEET THE TEAM
WE ARE MOVING TO BIGGER, FASTER SERVERS
Meet the Awareness Team

Copyright © 2005 - 2007, Awareness Times Sierra Leone; All Rights Reserved.
Hosted & Designed by West Africa Dot Net