Sacked State House Official Named in illegal Sale of Health Materials
Latest report reaching this medium revealed that, one of the sacked State House official, Alhaji Sheka Kamara aka Shekito who was Special Assistant to President Koroma on Social Affairs, who was sacked as a result of deepening his hands in to the Hajjgate has also been named in an organized fraud involving illegal public auction of health materials to Abacha Street women in Freetown. (Photo: L-r-Shekito of State House, H.O.C Yilla and Salieu Mansaray of VPs Office)
The Chairlady, Abacha Street Traders 1, Kadiatu Kamara aka KK1, who was caught up during the course of investigation in one of the shops at Free Street owned by a foreign businessman where the said health materials including hand gloves and sanitizers were displayed for auction alleged that, it was Shekito from State House that signed before the said emergency well-being relief items were auction to them at Water Quay.
KK1 in collaboration with the Fullah Businessman, Haffia Enterprise at Free Street admitted that indeed twenty (20) containers of emergency relief items including hospital beds and other useful health utensils were auctioned to them through an order from the powers that be and bragged that they are not afraid of anything because the items were legally sold to them.
It could be recalled that, at the height of the Ebola outbreak, international partners sent those items to expedite the fight against the virus but in the end they were placed in shops for public auction instead of distributing the said materials to strategic health centers and strengthen Mortuary services.
What was most disheartening among investigating Journalists and some members of the Consumers Protection Unit was, the cartoons of hand gloves bearing inscriptions like not for sale but the Abacha Chairlady and the Proprietor for Haffia Enterprise were arguing that they can buy anything sold to them by Government even a human head and they referred investigators to go ahead and do their work because they relied on State House officials to take over their matter.
By Abdulai Mento Kamara
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