Paddle Complements Incumbent Government
The Secretary General, Eastern Paddle Cultural Organization, Abdallah Ahmed Sesay has told press men in Freetown that as an organization, they never supported any single political party but rather complementing any incumbent Government. (Photo: Eastern Paddle Secretary General, Abdallah Ahmed Sesay, Police Media Boss, ASP Ibrahim Samura, Outreach Coordinator in the Office of the Gov’t Spokesman MIC, Ajibu Jalloh and NEW Chairperson, Marcella Samba Sesay on the high table)
Abdallah A. Sesay who was updating members of the media in Freetown prior to the paddle masquerade said in 2005-2006, they dedicated the devil dance to Late President Alhaji Ahmed Tejan Kabbah who was a patron member to mark his final term in office.
“It was the same activity we dedicated to President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma who happens to be a full member of the Eastern Paddle Organization to extend gratitude to him to have successfully served the country for two uninterrupted terms” said Abdallah Sesay adding that in the days of President Kabbah, Late Gibril Santigie Moseray Fadika was the Chairman for Eastern Paddle while Late Alim Awoko Sesay was the Secretary General.
He pointed out that currently, the Chief Executive Officer, Gento Group of Company, Mohamed Gento Kamara is the Chairman for the national cultural devil while he (Abdallah Ahmed Sesay) is serving as the present Secretary General of Eastern Paddle Cultural Organization.
He said Sierra Leone is a country with rich culture and mentioned that Eastern Paddle was founded in 1949 by eminent Sierra Leoneans to share and market the culture of Sierra Leone and to bridge the gap between the elite and uneducated. He stated that tourism and culture have symbiotic relationship.
By Abdulai Mento Kamara
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