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Freetown: Munku APC women ask for more time for President Koroma

23 December 2015 at 11:15 | 1715 views

By Sorie Yansaneh in Freetown.

Members of the Munku APC Elders Women’s organization have on Tuesday endorsed President Koroma for more time for him to complete his development projects that were interrupted by the Ebola epidemic.

On behalf of the President, Honourable Nurudeen Sankoh Yillah, Special Assistant on Political Affairs to President Koroma addressed the Women (photo) and assured them that their message will reach the President.

The elderly women emphasized that their endorsement for more time for President Koroma is as a result of the Ebola pandemic which derailed most of the development projects of the President, and therefore, he must be given more time to complete such projects for the country. They called on their colleagues to join them in the campaign for more time.

The calls for more time for President Koroma (not a third term) started at the recent national APC youth league convention held in Makeni and has gathered momentum all over the country since then.

The elderly APC women were led to the Freetown Cotton Tree in downtown Freetown, near State House, where they met with Honourable Sankoh Yillah and other government officials, by their president Haja Rugiatu Munku.

Editor’s Note: The word Munku (from the Temne language of northern Sierra Leone, now adopted by the Krio language) denotes a person who practices a non-Western African traditional life-style and behaviour. It does not mean a stupid or ignorant person (as some educated, elitist and snobbish Sierra Leoneans believe) but somebody who does not accept or refuses to subscribe to a Western world view. Munkus may or may not have been to school in the Western way but may be highly educated in African traditional values and customs. For example a Munku (pronounced Moon-koo) person, educated or not educated in the Western way, may refuse to eat their food with knives, forks and spoons and prefer to use their bare hands in the African way similar to the use of chopsticks and hands by the Chinese and other Asian people.More than 90 percent of rural folks in Sierra Leone do not use spoons, knives and forks at meal times just like other Africans and so-called Third World people.