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Berewa, Koroma and Margai to Clash in Freetown

By  | 12 June 2006 at 09:25 | 605 views

The Youth for Sierra Leone Improvement (YSLI),a Sierra Leonean non-governmental organization with headquarters in the United States will on Friday June 23 hold its third political debate, this time in Freetown, and the keynote speaker will be the American ambassador in that country, Thomas Hull(photo).

According to a press release sent to this publication by YSLI president Michel Sho-Sawyer, the event will be held at the Miatta Conference Center and will feature the presidential hopefuls from the country’s three main political parties, the SLPP(to be represented by Solomon Berewa), the APC (Ernest Koroma) and the PMDC (Charles Margai).

The three men are expected to debate on several national issues including youth unemployment,healthcare,education, national development and corruption.

The President of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ),Ibrahim Ben Kargbo will be the moderator and Andrew Knodoh (YSLI-Sierra Leone) will be one of the co-hosts.

According to the press release, YSLI as an organization has no political affiliation and it’s "founded by youths who are determined to improve the lives of other youths" by providing free education for the underprivileged and literacy programs for adult women.

YSLI,the release went on, also provides healthcare counselling for HIV AIDS patients and extensive training for its associates and volunteers.