Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs, Hon. Lusine Kallon, has called on all Sierra Leonean musicians to be united and put politics aside their God-given talent. He was speaking to cross section of artists in a meeting at the Legal Aid Board Secretariat on Wilberforce Street, in Freetown.
“I am calling on you all to use your God-given talent to promote our country and continue to be more united for the growth of the music industry,” the Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs said.
He called on T. Man Wahid and Arkman to summon all musicians to a meeting that would focus on the development of the music industry, adding that President Julius Maada Bio is a unifier and believes in talented youth population.
The Minister noted that the forthcoming national Human Rights and Peace Festival is a novelty and commended the work of all members including the Executive Director of Legal Aid Board, Madam Fatmata Claire Carlton Hanciles.
He said, “let us put aside our ugly past. Some of those mistakes were not deliberate and we must not allow them to hunt us.”
He appealed that all Sierra Leoneans must come together to support the New Direction administration.
Executive Director of Legal Aid Board, Madam Fatmata Claire Carlton Hanciles, observed that there will be no peace without justice and therefore encouraged all sectors to support the forthcoming festival at the national stadium.
She said all secondary schools, tertiary institutions, traders and youth groups will be adequately represented to strengthen the national peace and cohesion.
T-Man Wahid assured that Sierra Leone Association of Musicians, All Stars, East End Artiste Union, Sierra Leone Female Artistes Union, Reggae Artiste Union, Artistes for Peace and Union of Gospel Music Ministers will be invited to discuss the growth of the industry and the forthcoming festival.