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Stand Up For No Violence launches campaign

Stand Up For No Violence launches campaign

Stand up Sierra Leone for No Violence, a local Non Governmental Organization on Saturday February 11, launched its sensitization campaign on non-violence in the November upcoming elections at the Fourah Bay field, east end of the capital Freetown.

Speaking at the launching ceremony, Professor Yekini Alghali who chaired the occasion said ‘Stand up Sierra Leone’ was established recently for the right reason to sensitise youths against promoting the idea of violence in the country.

He said the idea is welcoming and appealed to its Director to establish the organization further in the interior and different localities that it may help to rid the menace of violence of the country.

The Director said his organization is non-profit making and non-political, but one that wants to ensure that every child born in Sierra Leone has the opportunity to attain a quality education with good schooling facilities regardless of status, religion, tribe, colour or region.

He said all these dreams would not hold if the people are involved in spates of violence in the country; adding that his organisation is targeting the youth engines behind the influence of violence.

The Director said violence is a menace of society and for such reason all Sierra Leoneans have been called to help fight its common cause.

The Public Relations Officer of the United Democratic Movements (UDM), Editayo G. Temple, said their party is committed in the fight against violence in the country.

He said as a party they are displeased with the ugly development that took place at the Fourah Bay community during the event marking the conduct of a bye-election in that community.

Editayo Temple encouraged all Sierra Leonean to resist violence and head to ensure a peaceful coexistence, adding that the authorities in charge should be naming and shaming individuals found involved in acts of violence to set a precedent of such.

Taking of vows by the Councilor-Elect, Chief Imam, APC, SLPP representatives and the Fourah Bay Foundation group, to put an end to violence for a peaceful 2012 elections climaxed the occasion.

By Mary .I. Kamara

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