The National Commission for Democracy in November interacted with Njala University Bo Campus students. The meeting took place at the Amphitheatre of the Bo Towama Campus and the Commission with the students discussed on the topic “Lawlessness and Tribalism.”
While declaring the session open, Jonathan Menjoh NCD Commissioner South maintained that “it is agreeable that “lawlessness and tribalism are part of us in Sierra Leone” to which the students condescended.
The Northern Commissioner, Conteh stated that the assertion is “something that threatens national development.” Representing the University, Abu G kamara pointed out that “nobody can deny that there is lawlessness and tribalism in Sierra Leone.”
In discussion, Conteh remarked that Sierra Leone is a “cracked society” and that “division will become cancer.” Abu G Kama also added that “lawlessness is a bottomless pit.” Menjoh chided that tribalism is motivated when “justice is lacking.”
The Southern commissioner however stated that whenever a people have a “focus” there will be no lawlessness and tribalism.
When it was time for the students to speak, John Abu, a BSc Social Science student opined that “lawlessness in Sierra Leone is endorsed by the state.”
By Jenkins bawoh