By Pormasu Tamkorfai…(Docs by Pay Wahun)……..
The currently published list of 40 (forty) Sierra Leoneans, politically or through corrupt practices, short-listed as delegates and representatives of the government and people of the Republic of Sierra Leone for the sixth session of the Commission of the Sate of Women (CSW) scheduled to take place in New York City on March 14th – March 24th, 2016 is found wanting.
Following the recent brouhaha between the then Minister and Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Women and Gender Affairs, Moijueh Kaikai and Bai Atilla, there has been a good evidence outlining the fact that public officials serving in the APC government of Sierra Leone have been continuously misusing their offices in selecting incompetent persons as delegates for international conferences or sessions.
There is no doubt that corrupt politicians and civil servants in Sierra Leone have been in such dubious activities for so long. Such practices, from the regimes of Siaka Probyn Stevens and Joseph Saidu Momoh, have been lucrative money-making sources for a good number of public servants in Sierra Leone.
It is a real fact that the office of the President is also not immuned from such corrupt practices. Sierra Leoneans have for the past years witnessed the overwhelming quantity and flow of some of these unwanted state delegates at the expense of the poor tax payers.
Some of these short-listed people later turn out to be political asylum seekers in the western hemisphere. It is also true that these corrupt politicians and civil servants use such methods, directly or indirectly, to traffic their relations and loved ones to the West.
See the PDF List of the 40 Man Delegation below.