For the first time in the history of the Malen Affected Land Owners (MALOA) to organized a meeting without the consent and approval of Hon. Sheka Sama in his maternity hometown of Gboyama-Malen means that the latter has progressively losing the popularity he once enjoyed in Sahn-Malen Chiefdom.
The meeting was organized by Mohamed Metzger popularly called ‘Jaggey Boy’ and the Secretary General Daniel Benson Sillah, of MALOA.
The two men have called for peace and tranquility within the association as they surge for the unforeseen future.
The two quintessential figure of MALOA appealed and pleaded to stakeholders of Sahn-Malen and Management of the Agricultural Company for peace and tranquility to reign in the chiefdom and also help create jobs for the jobless youths in the chiefdom.
According to Mohamed Metzger popularly called ‘Jaggey Boy’ the formation of MALOA was to have peaceful engaged with stakeholders in Sahn-Malen for the welfare of the chiefdom people and how the Agricultural Company will improve the livelihood of the people in terms of employment.
According to them they regret all the negative deeds of MALOA in the past as they have now come to the realization that the agricultural company and the chiefdom authorities are on the right track for peace to prevail in Malen Chiefdom.
Daniel Benson Sillah also recalled the tough and trying times he was having with Hon. Sheka Sama during his campaign trail as independent legislator.
“The people of Malen knows that without Daniel Benson Sillah Hon. Sheka Sama will not have won the 2018 elections as Member of Parliament,” he said, noting that during the incarceration of the legislator he was all over the local and international media propagating the innocence of Mr. Sheka Sama.
Benson-Sillah was very vociferous on their peace drive which he assured his audience that no souls of Adams will hindered them this time around in their quest for peace and serenity in Sahn-Malen.
He also praises the fortitude of the Paramount Chief and his subjects in given them open hand as sons and daughters of Sahn-Malen Chiefdom.
“We need to move forward and forget about the past, the time has come for all of us to take advantage of the goodies in our chiefdom,”
According to him, the cause of MALOA drives to something surreptitious which eventually put the association into public ridicule and laughing scorn.
The meeting which was staged at Gboyama community on Sunday was to map out lasting harmonization in Sahn-Malen Chiefdom between the Agricultural Company, MALOA and the Chiefdom administrators who according to Jaggey Boy they are ready for peace and tranquility across Sahn-Malen Chiefdom.
Supporters and sympathizers of Malen Affected Land Owners Association who spoke to this medium after the meeting were delighted to see Jaggey Boy and Benson to openly called for development and later eschew individuality into the peace process.
They assured that no individual including that of the Member of Parliament will influence them to create any chaos or mayhem into the chiefdom.
According to the representative of the Agricultural Company who spoke to this medium after the meeting boasted that all the grievances from MALOA have being addressed and they’re still addressing them with the help of the grievance committee headed by the Paramount Chief set up to look into pertinent issues affecting residents across the chiefdom.
“Management of Socfin Agricultural Company will continue with its corporate social responsibility across the chiefdom,” he said, noting that the priorities of the Malen people are equally important to that of the day to day operations of the company.
The building of schools, hospitals, awarding of scholarship, micro-credits, court barrays, roads amongst others will continued to be our core responsibilities to the people of Sahn-Malen Chiefdom and Pujehun District as a whole.
“We wanted to assured the Paramount Chief and his subjects for our unflinching supports to Sahn-Malen, we love the people and their hospitality since the starts of our operations to date.
Source: Guardian SL, on 17/03/2020