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Sierra Leone President sets up Immediate Broad-based Investigation into Bo Disturbance
By Office of the President of Sierra Leone
Sep 10, 2011, 18:53
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SIERRA LEONE GOVERNMENT
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
STATE HOUSE
TOWER HILL
FREETOWN

PRESS RELEASE                         
                             
RE: DISTURBANCES IN BO

GOVERNMENT WISHES IT TO BE KNOWN THAT FOLLOWING THE INTERVENTION OF THE SECURITY FORCES, THE SITUATION IN BO HAS RETURNED TO NORMAL.

HOWEVER, GOVERNMENT VIEWS THE MATTER WITH GRAVE CONCERN AS IT GOES BEYOND PARTY POLITICS AND UNDERMINES THE PEACE AND SECURITY OF THE STATE WHICH WE HAVE FOUGHT SO HARD TO ACHIEVE.

AGAINST THIS BACKGROUND, HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT HAS DIRECTED THAT THE DISTURBANCES IN BO SHOULD BE IMMEDIATELY INVESTIGATED BY A GROUP COMPRISING THE POLICE, THE POLITICAL PARTIES REGISTRATION COMMISSION AND REPRESENTATIVES OF CIVIL SOCIETY INCLUDING THE SIERRA LEONE ASSOCIATION OF JOURNALISTS AND CAMPAIGN FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE.

THE ESSENCE OF THE INCLUSION OF THESE KEY STAKEHOLDERS IS TO ENSURE CREDIBILITY AND TRANSPARENCY DURING AND AFTER THE INVESTIGATIONS. THE GROUP WILL SUBMIT A REPORT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT WISHES TO MAKE IT ABUNDANTLY CLEAR THAT WHOEVER IS FOUND CULPABLE REGARDLESS OF PARTY AFFILIATION AND STATUS WILL FACE THE FULL PENALTY OF THE LAW.

GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO APPEAL TO ALL CITIZENS TO REMAIN CALM AND LAW ABIDING.

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STATE HOUSE
FREETOWN
10TH SEPTEMBER 2011


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