During the weekly press conference held on Tuesday, December 5th, Hawa Samai, the Executive Secretary of the Independent Commission for Peace and National Cohesion emphasized the significance of civic duty and urged against the politicization of the tragic events that unfolded on November 26.

The press conference, held in Freetown, became a platform for Samai to address the nation, stressing the collective responsibility of citizens in the aftermath of the devastating incident.

Samai underscored the importance of unity and solidarity during these challenging times, highlighting that civic duty goes beyond political affiliations. She passionately called upon citizens to come together, transcending divisive narratives and working towards a common goal of healing and rebuilding.

The tragedy of November 26, which had left the nation in shock, was acknowledged by Samai as a somber chapter in the country’s history. However, she firmly advocated for its depoliticization, emphasizing the need for a shared commitment to address the aftermath with empathy, resilience, and a focus on the greater good.

The Executive Secretary’s address resonated with a call for a national discourse centered on unity, compassion, and a shared responsibility to build the nation. Samai’s words sought to instill a sense of duty among citizens, encouraging them to actively contribute to the recovery efforts and foster a spirit of national cohesion.

As Sierra Leone grapples with the aftermath of the tragic events, Hawa Samai’s message serves as a rallying cry for a united front, where civic duty becomes the driving force in navigating the path towards healing and reconstruction.