Salone to appear in ECOWAS court for $30,000
The government of Sierra Leone under the guise of the 50th Independence Anniversary Committee will in two/three weeks from now appear in the Ecowas court for failing to honour the balance of 50% payment of $ 30, 000 to Flavor and J. Martins guest Artists from Nigeria during the 50th independence anniversary celebration.
A disclosure of the court action was made by the regional manager for two of the Artists.
Speaking in a vexed mood, manager Peters said it is shameful that even after the independence celebration; the 50th committee could still not pay the balance of money owed artists who left their countries to give splendid contributions to Sierra Leone’s 50th birthday.
“I have spent almost four months in Sierra Leone waiting to be paid monies owed two Nigerian artists but have got no word from members of the 50th committee at all,” he said.
“It must be noted however that my country Nigeria gave Sierra Leone $500,000 as it contribution to the country’s 50th jubilee celebrations, yet the planning committee has failed to pay money owed Nigerian artists.”
He noted that the contract was signed by Abu Bakarr Conteh a.k.a DJ Boxx on behalf of the committee as he was head of the social and entertainment subcommittee.
He said he is of the belief that the arrangements were done on behalf of the government of Sierra Leone.
Eminikeh further said that government and management of the 50th committee are aware of his presence in the country but did little or no effort to put an end to his problem.
He said some government officials have asked him put his complaints in writing and has already written a letter of complaint in protest of the conducts of members of 50th committee to President Ernest Bai Koroma.
That copies of the letter were sent to the chairman of 50th anniversary committee, Logus Kamara and the minister of information and communications Alhaji Ibrahim Ben Kargbo.
“J. Martins and Flavour are star artists and must be treated with utmost respects,” he said.
Emenike ended up by saying that if Sierra Leone fails to pay the 50% balance ($30,000) within in the coming weeks, he will rather be left without option but instruct his lawyer file a law suit against Sierra Leone at the ECOWAS court.
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