FAMBUL TOK CONDEMNS THE SPATE OF VIOLENCE ACROSS SOME PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, CALLS FOR PEACEFUL DIALOGUE
Fambul Tok International- Sierra Leone is alarmed by recent incidents of violence in and around the city of Freetown and in some parts of the country; especially Makeni city and Kamakwie in the North and North Western Provinces. This latest escalation in the spate of violence on the 10th of August 2022, resulted in the deaths and injuries of members of the Sierra Leone Police, Civilians and the destruction of public and private property. We see these events as early warning signs that require robust engagements in order to quell tensions in the lead up to the conduct of peaceful general elections in 2023
Fambul Tok condemns all forms of violence in its entirety, and therefore urge all sides to embrace dialogue as an approach to resolving differences, while encouraging efforts at ensuring national cohesion.
To end impunity, alongside the need for dialogue, Fambul Tok recommends the conduct of an independent cross political party investigation into events that serve as a grim reminder of the rebel war. The report of such inquiry should include clear recommendation to the Government, Political parties, and people of Sierra Leone that will guarantee a peaceful 2023 national election; and to the International Community who would be arbiters in supporting these efforts
As an organization whose core values is in promoting Peacebuilding and respects the promotion and the protection of human and people’s rights, we urge all parties involved to observe law and order and to seek spaces for the resolution of differences at the table through dialogue. We urge the Government and all individuals and groups to work together in enhancing peaceful coexistence, as Sierra Leone must remain firmly on the path of peace, and respect for human rights and freedoms.
The Executive Director, Board of Directors and Staff of Fambul Tok International wish to extend heartfelt condolences to all the families, who have lost their loved ones.
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