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Looking Forward to Introducing Puawui!
By Sylvia Olayinka Blyden
Mar 2, 2011, 17:18
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Dr. Sama Puawui Banya is easily my most favourite adopted Kailahun Uncle. I have tremendous respect for him even though we sometimes have political viewpoints quite extreme from each other. I grew up knowing he was around not only because he served as an APC Minister alongside my grandfather but because we belong to the same Central Circuit of the Methodist Church of Sierra Leone and he was regularly involved with my parents at Church Activities. When I was a Final Year medical student in 1995/1996, Dr. Banya was amongst those who used to lobby students to support and vote for SLPP.


Over the years I have come to appreciate and deeply respect the man especially during the AFRC regime when he showed courage in the face of adversity he suffered at hands of rebels. My admiration has only swelled since his party, the SLPP, lost power in 2007 and I found myself in awe at the mans loyalty, his wit and intellect; all despite his 80 years of age.


When former President Kabbah contacted me a week ago to request of me if I could do the formal introduction of Dr. Banya at his (Kabbahs) book launch slated for tomorrow, March 3rd 2011, I acquiesced without any hesitation! It is going to be a pride for me to introduce my favourite Kailahun Uncle tomorrow at the British Council. God Bless Puawui!


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