AWARENESS TIMES
Sierra Leone News & Information

State House | Press Union | Lumley Beach | AllAfrica | SL-Web

www.awarenesstimes.com

  Giving Knowledge to the People
welcome to sierra leone's premier news source
Last Updated: Nov 6th, 2014 - 16:25:08 
Front Page 
 
 NEWS
 Breaking News
 Local News
 Politics
 Photo News
 Video News
 
 EDITORIALS
 
 FROM OUR TEAM
 
 COMMENTS & OPINIONS
 Moiie's Column
 
 SPECIAL REPORTS
 Afsatu Kabba
 
 FEATURES
 
 ENTERTAINMENT
 
 PROFILES
 Role Models
 Awareness Lady
 Common Man
 
 THE ECONOMY
 
 NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
 Special Messages
 Legal Matters
 Obituaries
 
 PAID SUPPLEMENTS
 
 ADVERTISEMENTS
 
 SATIRE
Search


Published online by
Sylvia Blyden Dot Com

17 Garrison Street,
Freetown,
Sierra Leone.
Tel: +232-77-772001
Tel: +232-88-321000
Tel: +232-76-350077
Tel: +232-30-321001
Email:
editor@news.sl
Website:
www.awarenesstimes.com

COMMENTS & OPINIONS  

Tam Baryoh Was Not Arrested over Ebola Criticisms!
By Dr. Sylvia O. Blyden
Nov 6, 2014, 17:16
Email this article
 Printer friendly page

Friends of detained journalist, David Tam Baryoh are pushing the allegation that he was arrested on the orders of President Koroma because he was critical of the government’s handling of the Ebola crisis. This writer does not subscribe to this. Infact, I think that my published criticisms of government’s handling of the Ebola crisis, have been more acidic and critical of the President and his Government than Tam Baryoh’s broadcasts on Ebola crisis. So someone is trying to spin the real reason why Tam Baryoh is behind bars. It is certainly not because he compared Abacha traders to University students in handling of Ebola crisis. That is such a ridiculous submission deliberately put to trivialize seriousness of the situation Tam Baryoh finds himself in.

 

I believe that the reason why the President is using his extra-ordinary powers to lock up Tam Baryoh, is not over criticisms of Government’s handling of the Ebola crisis but because of a more sinister plot by Tam Baryoh and few others. These persons have craftily worked to consistently present Honourable Vice-President and Konos, as victims of alleged evil intent of President Koroma towards Konos.

 

This incitement of Kono people is a very dangerous trend especially as tensions are rising in a country beset by an Ebola crisis turning into a major security issue. Maliciously inciting a whole district against the President is most unfortunate at a time the country needs unity of purpose. The fact that recent uprising in the district led to sad loss of Kono souls means all efforts must be put in place to stop this incitement.

 

Even prior to Ebola outbreak, almost every single weekend on his MONOLOGUE programme, Tam Baryoh will have something hateful and tribalistic to say against President Koroma viz-a-viz Konos. Despite the President having so many Kono people close to him including the First Lady Sia Nyama Koroma and Vice-President, Chief Sam-Sumana, they have all been unable to convince Tam Baryoh to stop broadcasting that President Koroma is the  anti-Kono monster that Tam Baryoh is deliberately making him out to be in his radio broadcasts.

 

So, if the First Lady and Vice-President cannot stop Tam Baryoh from inciting Konos against President Koroma, I am sure Tam Baryoh’s ongoing time of reflection inside Pademba Road Prisons will stop his menacing nonsense aimed at inciting discontent against the President and currying undue sympathy for the Honourable Vice-President.

 

As I recently said on Tuesday November 4th 2014 in my acclaimed interview with FM98.1, “President Koroma is a victim of filthy Kono politics”. The persistent reports of feuding between the President and his VP are done by unscrupulous allies of the VP who see that as a way of garnering sympathy for the VP in his political pursuits.

 

I think enough is enough now. It is time to stop vilifying the President as someone who hates Kono people. It is time to stop inciting Kono especially under this State of Emergency.

 

Finally, unlike the SLPP government who used our constitution’s Section 29(5) and 29(6a) between 1998 and 2001 to round up hundreds of citizens, many for merely being APC party stalwarts; only to dump them into Pademba Road Prison without charge or court orders, the detention of David Tam Baryoh by current President, cannot be said to be done under flimsy excuses. Hateful incitement of Kono people has to stop.  It should stop NOW!


© Copyright by Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Top of Page

Latest Headlines
NEWS
Sierra Leone News : As Police Calls it a Legitimate Complaint Report…Hon. Sylvia Blyden Exposes Conspiracy, Lies in AFCOM Deal
Sierra Leone News : Ahmadis Delegation to UK Pays Courtesy call on President Koroma
Sierra Leone News : SALWACO Takes Portable Water to Bo, Kenema
EDITORIALS
$200,000 AFCOM Scandal: Why VP Foh Must Be Very Careful
Front Page Editorial Advise... Tiffy Tiffy AFCOM's $200,000 Fake VSAT Contract & Hon VP Foh
Giving Ernest Bai Koroma What He Genuinely Deserves
FROM OUR TEAM
APOLOGY FOR DELAY IN WEBSITE NEWS UPDATES
Rogue Judiciary Catalysed Civil War - Sierra Leone Citizens
Sierra Leone News: Awareness Times Newspaper is back after Holiday Break
COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Transcript of My Audio which recounted about AFCOM Staff & the Imported Herbalist caught at the Minister’s Door.
Henry Macauley The Missing Part Of The Puzzle
Shining a Spotlight on FGC: Taking the Cue from Sierra Leone's Gender Minister
SPECIAL REPORTS
Sierra Leone Cabinet Minister Calls On Police to Investigate Conspiracy to Defraud Donor Funds
Sierra Leone President’s Wife Denies being Infected by Ebola
Mr. Edward Babatunde Blyden Located: We Give God the Glory!
FEATURES
Who is Theresa May: A Profile of UK's New Female Prime Minister
Quotable Quote: Kamarainba on Dr. Sylvia Blyden
WHEN PRESIDENT KOROMA PROMISES HE DELIVERS-HEALTH MINISTER TELLS WATERLOO PEOPLE
ENTERTAINMENT
ALONZO : TALK ABOUT SALONE
PROFILES
OJU Wilson - Your contribution to the Human Rights Struggle and the Rule of Law will never be forgotten
Sierra Leone Politics : Alhaji Osman Foday Yansaneh, a Muslim Steering an all-inclusive APC Secretariat
TRIBUTE TO DR. V R WILLOUGHBY
THE ECONOMY
Sierra Leone Investment: Hon. Turay Cajoles UNESCO Investors
NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma Leaves for Morocco
Message From Dr. Kaifala Marah
REMARKS BY HIS EXCELLENCY DR. ERNEST BAI KOROMA, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SIERRA LEONE AND COORDINATOR OF THE AU C-10 ON UN REFORMS 16 JULY 2016 KIGALI, RWANDA
PAID SUPPLEMENTS
Sierra Leone Health Ministry Hails International Insurance Company
Sierra Rutile in Advertorial on its activities
ADVERTISEMENTS
EBOLA Breaking ‘NEWS’ - Do you seek good for Kenema & Kailahun?
SATIRE
SPECIAL POEM : A Tale of 2 Women
SLPP, be Grateful to Lt. Maada Bio

Copyright © 2005 - 2010, Awareness Times Sierra Leone; All Rights Reserved.
Hosted & Designed by West Africa Dot Net