Former State House Communications Chief Invited for questioning


Report is rife in the social media and other media platforms about the invitation of Jarrah Kawusu Konte; former State House Director of Communications in the Ernest Bai Koroma led administration. It has to do with a memo the ditched Secretary to the President put out indicating an order for the suspension of the 2016/17/18 Finance Act. Following wild reaction from members of the public challenging the legality of the said order, Mr. Sandi later published a rebuttal, which was tantamount to misrepresenting President Julius Maada Bio in the purported order from State House.

Kawusu reposts a commentary with the memo in question. Now it has emerged that sources within the corridors of power assumed it to mean the former State House Director of Communications may have licked the internal memo with a motive to cause public ridicule against the current dispensation.

Kawusu in a telephone conversation confirmed to that he indeed had been invited to the Criminal Investigations Department for questioning but maintains that he did nothing wrong in reposting the licked memo because it had gone viral before him getting involved. “I consider this as a political -intimidation on my person because I am a member of the All People’s Congress. I am not the only person who shared the said memo in the social media. By the time I repost, the memo had gone viral. It is a witch hunt I must say, because it appears I am the only one being questioned for the said document”. This was how he reacted over the telephone.

The social media is now jam-packed with loads of comments, some calling for support and a stand in solidarity with Jarrah Kawusu against what many has described as political intimidation. One of such posts on facebook reads:

“Dear all, our Comrade, Jarrah Kawusu-Konte has been asked to report to the CID tomorrow at 12pm over his commentary on the suspension of the Finance Acts. We believe that this is an intimidation tactic being tried on one of our most prolific communications professionals. If we allow this, they expand on it to silence all of us. We should therefore peacefully resist such undemocratic tendencies by standing toe to toe with Jarrah Kawusu-Konte. I therefore hereby urge PM Comrades to be in solidarity with Jarrah tomorrow while he reports to the CID at 12pm.

Let’s pass on the message and encourage other Comrades to join us”.






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Abu Bakarr Tarawally is a Journalist based in Freetown. He works for the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation as a radio producer. He has once served as Editor for a few newspapers in Freetown, including Sierra Express Media, The Exclusive Newspaper and his own newspaper, the Daily Express Publications. He is a teacher trainer, and loves writing and reading a lot. Email: Call +232 88601277 or +2327661303.


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