Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

Why we must never trust Sierra Leone’s ruling All Peoples Congress Party

Dr. Sama Banya 1 September 2012 President Koroma recently lampooned the opposition SLPP’s declared manifesto offering – a ‘New Direction for Sierra Leone’ and its policy objectives as nothing, but a set of theories that cannot be taken seriously by the electorate. He was wrong and November 17 will bear [Read More]

Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

Why is the lady bending the rules for the ruling APC to gain an illegal electoral advantage?

Dr. Sama Banya 21 August 2012 A colleague asked me last week whether I now trusted Christiana Thorpe – the chairman of the National Electoral Commission (NEC) to conduct transparent, free, fair and credible elections in Sierra Leone next November. Recently, I announced that I had made up my mind [Read More]

Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

Is Yenga really free from illegal Guinean control?

Dr. Sama Banya 20 August 2012 The editor of the Independent Observer quite rightly echoes the sentiments of veteran journalist Clarence Roy-Macaulay, over the Yenga issue. Their concern is understandable, considering the hypocritical jubilation by the APC operatives and the likes of Sahr Mokuwa and Balogun Koroma that the APC [Read More]

Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

“Charles Margai to replace Sam Sumana?” – The government is feeling the heat

Dr. Sama Banya 16 August 2012 The signs continue to surface almost on a weekly basis: the government of President Ernest Bai Koroma is beginning to feel the heat, as the main opposition SLPP’s presidential candidate – Retired Brigadier Julius Maada Bio, continues to breathe down their leader’s neck. This [Read More]

Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

A divisive and vindictive government deserves to be voted out

Dr. Sama Banya 14 August 2012 This government of President Ernest Bai Koroma has been the most divisive, ethnically and regionally biased and vindictive government that the poor people of Sierra Leone have had the painful experience to suffer. And, if it was not for the fact that the people [Read More]

Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

National Electoral Commission is in a quandary following its unilateral action

Dr. Sama Banya – Puawui 12 August 2012 There are three people whom I admired for their repertoire, namely; late former president Siaka Stevens, late professor Cyril Foray and late former president Joseph Saidu Momoh, in that order. All three men possessed a great sense of humour. Stevens had an [Read More]

Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

Can the people of Sierra Leone trust this APC government any longer?

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 [Read More]

Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

The ingredients for future conflagration of Sierra Leone are piling up

Dr. Sama Banya – Puawui 7 August 2012 Over a period of thirty-three years, the ingredients of a future conflagration that engulfed this country were gradually being laid. Very noticeable strides from the previous SLPP government were continuing to the admiration of all. Then Siaka Stevens assumed the leadership of [Read More]