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SORIOUS WHO?
By Alhaji Morikeh Fofana
Dec 1, 2008, 12:44
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SORIOUS SAMURA is a Sierra Leonean film-maker who prefers for one reason or the other to abandon his beautiful African name Sorie or Soriba for Sorious. Depending from what part of Sierra Leone you come from, you are given as a first name Sorie or Soriba. What an inferiority complex!

Anyway, this article is not about names that people prefer to adopt as compared to those given to them by their parents for ethnic identification and other important traditional reasons.

Sorious, as an expert in film noire has gone beyond his job description. He has now embarked on going to drug stores in Freetown looking for drugs that are gifts/donations but sold to the public.

It is indeed wrong to sell these gifts and donations but for Sorious to become so furious over BBC is like washing ones dirty linen in public. Sorious is just telling the world how irresponsible and corrupt our government is despite the Zero tolerance approach by H.E. the President of the Republic. We have structures in the country: The Police, The Ministry of Health, the Pharmacy Board, Civil Society etc that Sorious would have contacted if indeed he is that patriotic. Is he trying to tell his bosses that he is the only clean African, let alone Sierra Leonean, Good Guy? Sorious reminds me of the Black Power days in the USA. Some brothers and sisters came to meetings dressed in dashikis, with high Afro hair cut shouting revolutionary slogans but indeed were CIA agents of J. Edgar Hoover. These brothers in private lives wore the most expensive silk cut suits and drove the most expensive WABENZEH in town. These brothers and sisters were classed as FAKE ARMCHAIR pseudo revolutionaries that were more dangerous to the movement than the Director of the CIA who was using them. Sorious must not therefore, be encouraged in any African society particularly in Sierra Leone.

CRY FREETOWN is one such film noire by Sorious. It appears the author was sent to sabotage ECOMOG/ECOWAS by enemies of Sierra Leone. In the film CRY FREETOWN, there was no indication at any one time of ECOMOG killing rebels. In the film, innocent harmless unarmed civilians were killed by ECOMOG depicting ECOMOG as the BAD GUYS. I wonder if Sorious was not an agent of Charles Taylor and his cohorts (arms dealers, drug barons from South America) that used our diamonds and gold to kill us for money laundering.

We will love to see Sorious coming up with a film on corruption in the UK or wherever he is based in Europe. Does he want to tell us that there is no corruption there? Let me give him some hints. What about the arms deal between a Saudi Prince and UK Ministry of Defence or the Eron Energy Affair in USA?

About aid to developing countries, not only to Africa, Sorious does not seem to know about his subject that is why I say that he has gone beyond his job description as a film noire technician. Donor countries are not doing any favour to developing countries by giving them aid.

They create jobs for their nationals and their industries. These experts drive the most sophisticated and luxurious four wheel drives, rent the most expensive houses that they cannot dream to live in their homes. Some even build houses now for their femmes de joie. Most of them are college dropouts that cannot find jobs in their home countries.

In other words 75-80% of donor money is repatriated. Before you start talking about something you dont know, you should read about the subject if you dont want to ask knowledgeable people about it. Next time Sorious wants to talk about AID, I will refer him to the following authors: AID as imperialism by TERESA HAYTER it is an old book but the facts will remain the same. How Europe Underdeveloped Africa by the GUYANESE author WALTER RODNEY, Capitalism and Slavery by former Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Eric Williams or most recently, read any book by Geoffrey Sykes. Your talk over BBC about AID was an insult to the African continent and the rest of the developing countries that receive AID. Talk to your Action Aid and they will give you some pamphlets on this subject.

Finally, Sorious can call himself what ever names he so desires BUT NOR FODON NAR WATA YOU TURN ALIGAYTA.


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