Ahmed Sahid Nasralla, Chairman of the National Political Debates Committee in Sierra Leone who also doubles as President of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ), has engaged Political Debates Actors in Kenya on the side-lines of the USAID conference on digital threats to democracy.

He met with Kenya’s most outstanding and professionally critical journalists, Linus Kaikai who is the Group Editorial Director of Royal Media Services Limited which owns the popular Citizen media in Kenya and is a key player in the organization of political debates in the East African country.

It was revealed that, the Chairman was accompanied by Mercelline Maroma, a debate specialist in Kenya, and compatriot Mustapha Dumbuya, Deputy Director for African Programs at Journalists for Human Rights in Kenya.

Their discuassion incorporated several issues on the future of political debates in Africa, shared experiences in organizing political debates in both countries including successes, challenges, and opportunities, and the need to work together and collaborate to develop the culture of debates in the body politic of their respective countries, and Africa in general.

The Committee is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), as a non-profit corporate organization since 22 January 2021 and is built of 11 institutions which came together to form the strength and components it has ranging from, PPRC and EMB, SLAJ, IRN, SLBC, AYV, IGR, CGG, SLUDI, 50/50 Group, CCYA and NaLDA on the mission of organising national debates to strengthen democratic processes and enable Sierra Leoneans in making an informed decision.