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Over Mayor’s loss CA corrects media misquote…

Over Mayor’s loss CA corrects media misquote…

Consequent to leaks published by Sierra Express Media on the subject: “42 counts… Mayor Escapes toBanjul,” City Council’s Chief Administrative Officer, Bowenson Philips (in photo) confidently corrected misquotes in story.

“I have not told you that I was in the midst of people, Mr. Samura,” he said. “I said I was in the middle of something, please call me later.”

Bowenson Philips said such is indeed a misinterpretation and therefore makes not true at all.

He also told Sierra Express Media that insinuations that his phone was ‘switched off’ are completely untrue.

“I am using a two SIM phone, and most times people complain calling me but can not get me. Some even accused me of switching my phone off,” the Council big man restated.

It could be recalled that following leakages that the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) intends arresting Mayor Herbert George Williams, he (the Mayor) mysteriously disappeared and was reportedly docked at shores of theRepublicofGambiawhere he now takes rest; dodging alleged 42 counts corruption indictment against him.

It is a fact that the ACC has prepared 42 count charges of corruption and corruption related offences against the Mayor and cohorts.

A source at City Council has disclosed to this press that preceding Mayor Williams’s unofficial/mysterious disappearance; there was growing disapproval from hundreds of workers, who unbearably asked for payment of salaries owed them.

Workers have threatened strike action should salaries owed them not be paid by the end of November 2011.

Leaks have it also that days to ACC’s arresting and charging of the Mayor on account of his involvement in corrupt practices, the information was leaked to him (the Mayor), and with no delay ‘he was off’ to Banjul/Gambia where he now takes rest.

Even though top bras of the Freetown City Council insist Mayor Herbert has traveled toSouth Africaon an official function, the President of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ), who presently coversGambia’s elections, has confirmed on Facebook that the Mayor is inBanjul.

The ACC commissioner, Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara, has on the other hand confirmed that Mayor Williams, and other workers of the Freetown City Council, await corruption charges.

Our reporter was at Freetown City Council and was told by disgruntled workers that, up until the disappearance of the Mayor, there was no fund for the printing of market tickets to enable market keepers to collect market dues.

“Bra,” a worker who asked for his name not to be mentioned said, “too many billions have been fleeced by top bras of the Council.  As for me, I have worked months and have not received any salary.”

It is yet to be confirmed whether Mayor Williams’s abandoning of office is to the knowledge of certain senior officials at the Freetown City Council.

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