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Sierra Leone News: Regent Chief welcomed in Kailahun

Hundreds of residents in Kailahun and Kenema Districts gathered at Maloma in the Jahn Chiefdom to welcome their Regent Chief, Sam-May Lamin Macarthy. The Regent Chief was taken to the chiefdom headquarter town of Gbeika about two miles from Maloma village where residents received him with traditional performances.
At the court barrie in Gbeika, the Regent Chief was formally presented to the people of Jahn chiefdom and received the staff of authority from the Local Government Minister.
The Assistant Inspector General of police, east, Alfred Karrow Kamara called on all to uphold the rule of law by embracing and working in harmony with their Regent Chief referring to the chief as the highest authority in the Chiefdom. As police, their mandate is to protect life and property and they will not sit by and encourage any activity that will disturb the peace of the chiefdom. He called for urgent boundary demarcation between Jaluahun and Jahn chiefdoms in other to maintain peace and unity among them.
Formally presenting the staff of office as authority to the Regent Chief of the newly de-amalgamated Jahn Chiefdom, the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Maya Moiwo Stanley Kaikai thanked all and sundry for gracing the ceremony. He called on all to support their chief in maintaining peace and development for Jahn chiefdom. He said that all Chiefs were suspended during the struggle to de-amalgamate Jaluahun chiefdom still remain in their position as before stating there is a procedure in suspending and removing a chief of his or her position, and therefore called for total peace in the chiefdom until they get their substantive Paramount Chief.
Addressing the crowds, the Regent Chief Macarthy thanked all for supporting the occasion. He described himself as a chief for all and not for an individual and promised to work amicably with all in the chiefdom for national development. SM/25/9/17
By Saffa B. Moriba
Tuesday September 26, 2017.

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