Stakeholders in the cattle rearing community gathered on March 3rd, 2024, at the MJ Hotel in Port Loko for a meeting of the Fullah Progressive Union (FPU) District Branch.

The meeting comes amidst concerns raised by the union’s chairman, Muhamed Salieu C Sawaneh, about the recent spike in cattle theft in the district.

Local authorities, including Police Local Unit Commander (LUC) Ishmael Koroma and Paramount Chief Koblo Queen of the Marampa Chiefdom, were invited to address the concerns of the community.

LUC Koroma emphasized the importance of the cattle rearing industry and urged residents to collaborate with the police. He acknowledged the challenges of limited police resources but assured those present that the police are committed to providing security as mandated by law.

Paramount Chief Queen echoed Koroma’s sentiments, pledging his support in ensuring the safety and security of cattle rearers within his chiefdom.

The meeting also saw representatives from the FPU’s national and district levels reaffirm their commitment to supporting vulnerable members of the community, particularly in areas like education access.

The gathering brought together stakeholders and members of the Fullah community from major towns within the district, including Lunsar, Lungi, and Port Loko.