Big Lie… US Embassy Report Discredited!
Intelligence reports from US Embassy cables disgracefully exposed the conduct of officials of the United States Embassy in Sierra Leone.
A critical study of contents in the rotten report posted through US secret cables, are, but a big lie, that Sierra Leone’s President and Sierra Leone government conspiratorially connived in not having Kemoh Sesay indicted for cocaine trafficking, as did to the others.
I have been urged to make a direct pointer at paragraphs in contents sent to United States home office, dated Wednesday, 06 August 2008, 16:49, and titled: Secret Freetown 000389 SIPDIS.
“His (Mohamed Sesay) contributions during the election, according to rumor, earned the ministerial position for Kemoh Sesay and the manager position of the national football team for himself. If the allegations are true, these positions were strategically selected and likely used to facilitate narcotics traffickers beyond this particular case,” paragraph 5 of report.
By the above quote, it makes dishonour, embarrassment, shaming and harms the reputation of officials of the US Embassy, who without proper findings wired incorrect information to its home office.
Are not the officials of the US Embassy pretty aware of the fact that President Koroma, in his bid to weed individuals overindulging into drugs business, hastily passed a bill reinforcing and strengthening laws concerning dangerous drugs?
It sounds odd that in the report it was doubtfully contemplated that President Koroma’s appointment of Kemoh Sesay as Transport and Aviation Minister came as a result of financial support given the APC by the former’s younger brother Mohamed Sesay.
No disrespect to US Embassy at all, but disrespect to whosoever may have supervised the writing and posting of such an contradicting and damning report to the US home office.
It must be noted however that it was during periods of the cocaine investigation that President Koroma uncompromisingly authorized the removal of Kemoh Sesay from office as Minister of Transport and Aviation, reinforcement of laws on drugs and the quick and transparent trial of all indicted by the police. No wonder citizens continue to blame African governments that encourage Embassies of countries representing European and American interests, but are agents that eavesdrop information negating conducts of countries in Africa.
The conduct of the cocaine investigation, as was observed, show glaring, who President Koroma is, and why praise him than saying lies against him as in the case of US Embassy Sierra Leone.
Of course, mouths of Sierra Leoneans went baffled after observing that in the secret US Embassy report it was stated that Kemoh Sesay was one time SLPP Parliamentarian- totally recklessly useless.
And it was all a surprise that a local tabloid conspiratorially corrected insinuations of inconsistency in report as filed by US Embassy against Sierra Leone’s most popular President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma – instead of Kemoh being an SLPP Honourable as originally mentioned in the report, it is corrected as saying ‘Kemoh is originally elected a Parliament in 1996 as a PDP party member, but switched alliances to the APC during the 2002 elections.’
While I hold my breath and not say anything in relation to alteration made by the unnamed local tabloid in report of US Embassy, I have been tempted to query the intelligence of Sierra Leoneans on issues of extreme national concern. Sierra Leone unlike countries in Africa, is proud to say it has proved to the world that it does not close eyes to issues of drug trafficking, but continually press on initiating measures that debar individuals taking part in drug trafficking.
The US Embassy report has been viewed by society as misleadingly and bears no truth to issues relating to President Koroma’s role in the investigation of the cocaine plane.
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