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Salone embassy commences issuance of lasse passé at Gbalamuya

Salone embassy commences issuance of lasse passé at Gbalamuya

Kambia, Feb. 17 (SLENA) – The Sierra Leone embassy in the Republic of Guinea has extended its entry pass documents to the border post of Gbalamuya in the Kambia District, SLENA reports.

Protocol Officer, A.B. Sankoh has been detailed at the post with responsibility to issue Lasse Passé to every traveler entering the Republic of Guinea from the Republic of Sierra Leone.

Speaking to SLENA correspondent in Kambia recently, Mr. A. B. Sankoh said in addition to issuing entry documents to travelers wishing to enter into Guinea from Sierra Leone, he will also be providing protocol services by accompanying state authorities and other dignitaries from Sierra Leone into Guinea.

“The issuance of lassé passes will entail the sale of entry forms which will generate revenue for the government,” he added.

It will be recalled that before now lassé passes were obtained here in Freetown or in the Sierra Leone embassy in Guinea.

Meanwhile, in the same Kambia District, personnel at the Family Support Unit (FSU) in the Bamoi Luma area have waged war on child abuse, sexual harassment, and cruelty of husbands to their wives or girl friends.

The officer commanding Bamoi Luma police station, Sergeant Rugiatu Conteh told SLENA that the perpetrators of these offences are mainly business men who come to transact business on the weekly ‘luma’ days in Bamoi town.

“They entice young women, especially school going girls with their goods just to have sex with them. This often resulted in pregnancy,” the officer explained, noting that nearly fifty percent of these school girls are pregnant.

She added that the unit has also been receiving complaints from married women who accused their husbands of inflicting various forms of cruelty on them.

Sergeant Conteh said the local authorities including the district council and the police are stepping up efforts to minimize these abuses. “Children have been banned from entering night clubs at specific period of the day,” she added.


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