President Julius Maada Bio is said to be currently preparing to convene a national dialogue meeting with the  former President and Leader of All People Congress (APC), Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma and other senior politicians across the country in a bid to, among other things, foster national peace and cohesion.

Reporters say, the planned meeting comes following the August 10 protest that left over twenty people dead in some parts of the country and also the increasing rate of political tensions country wide ahead of June 24, 2023 general elections.

The proposed  national dialogue meeting is reportedly pioneered by popular business tycoon turned politician, Mohamed Gento Kamara, who according to some reports, has already commenced the reconciliation process to unite President Julius Maada Bio with all major political stakeholders from the various political parties across the country, especially former President Ernest Bai Koroma.

The decision to hold the said meeting come following the recent visit of the Chairperson of ECOWAS who is also the President of Guinea-Bissau, Umaru Sissoko Embalo, just after the unpopular August 10 protest.

Speaking to local media lately, Mohamed Gento Kamara noted that unlike the previous proposed meeting that was expected to bring together only President Bio and former President Koroma, the said upcoming meeting will also see politicians like the leader of the National Grand Coalition (NGC) Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella, the PMDC leader, Lawyer Charles Margal, Dr Dennis Bright, Madam Femi Claudius-Cole, Dr. Samura Kamara, former Vice President, Sam Sumana, Mayor Yvonne Aki Sawyer, Victor Bockarie Foh, Ambassador Osman Foday Yansaneh and ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) Chairman, Dr. Prince Alexander Harding.

Mohamed Gento Kamara said that one of the main objectives of summoning  this all important meeting is because the latest political trend in the country is heading for the wrong direction and that if care is not taken, it will end up into a national disaster.

According to him, there are no moral guarantors in the country lately to settle national issues, especially when it involves issues of peace and security, adding that before now, some elder statesmen in the country used to settle national issues but that they are now seemingly afraid to come out and talk for whatever reasons.

Gento added that he has started this reconciliation drive because he wants to make it one of his biggest achievement to secure the Mayoral symbol for the Freetown City Council.

Gento also noted that another objective of the proposed meeting is to foster political tolerance.