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Sierra Leone News: Chiefdom boundary demarcation is long overdue

PC Kono Bundu of Gorama Kono Chiefdom

PC Kono Bundu of Gorama Kono Chiefdom

Paramount Chief Kono Bundu of Gorama Kono chiefdom in Kono District want his chiefdom demarcated between Dodo and Lower Bambara chiefdoms in Kenema District to avert the more conflict between the two chiefdoms.
He noted the problems on Sunday 13 August 2017 at a community centre in Panguma during a meeting chaired by the Resident Minister East, Karamoh Kabbah. The meeting was to investigate the long-standing land dispute between the two chiefdoms. Kabbah said the dispute between the two chiefdoms is up to 100-years old. Apparently, he has a document dated from 1917 that talked about the boundary between the two chiefdoms. He called on the two paramount chiefs to continue working as brothers in ensuring that the demarcation is done so that their subjects will continue to live in peace.
The Deputy Provincial Secretary, who’s now the acting Provincial Secretary east, Simeon Fatorma, flagged the disputed land but called on the two paramount chiefs and their subjects to exercise some patience. He said, “The provincial administration will do everything possible to access the require documentation to demarcate the land. He called on the paramount chief of Dodo PC Alhaji Foday Faba Kpakra and PC Almamy Farma of Lower Bambara chiefdoms to do everything possible to uphold peace in their chiefdoms as efforts are being made to resolve the issue.
It might seem very strange that this issue can’t be resolved quickly and efficiently. But, there are no proper maps, guidelines or documentation. It’s a shame that the government can’t immediately resolve this issue.
The Assistant Inspector General of Police east, Alfred Karrow Kamara, warned all to desist from the land. He said the police will maintain peace. He added that it is the Chief’s responsibility to work this out.
SM/14/8/17
Tuesday August 15, 2017.

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