Dr. Sama Banya
9 August 2012
I will begin this column with two quotations: “It is regrettable that in spite of the strenuous efforts on the part of government to ensure that peace, security and stability within a truly democratic environment, some ill motivated persons continue to stoke up the flames of chaos and anarchy, thereby exposing peaceful citizens to harm and danger.”
“Once again government strongly condemns violence in all its forms and reaffirms its commitment to take every necessary step, to guarantee that our hard won peace is maintained.”
Readers may recall that both statements were part of a press release from the office of the President, when it received the reports of the two committees that it had set up, albeit after practically being pushed to take action on the ugly incidents in Bo and Kono sometime in 2011.
Of course the outcome of the government’s statement proved that it was not worth the paper on which it was printed.