The Deputy Minister of Information and Civic Education, Yusuf Keketoma Sandi Esq. has this morning engaged citizens and traders across Freetown as part of proactive efforts to demonstrate normalcy in the country.

During his several engagements, Yusuf Keketoma Sandi Esq. stated that consolidating peace and national cohesion is a collective responsibility by all citizens. He encouraged citizens and traders to continue ignoring calls for protests and any deliberate plan to undermine the peace of the country.

“There is no justification for protests because in many countries across the world things are far worst. We urge the political forces behind the incitement and orchestrated protests to desist. Elections are over and President Bio is committed to seeking the welfare of all citizens and deliver on his elections manifesto commitments. We must now focus on consolidating our peace and sustainable development,” the Deputy Minister stated.

Several citizens and traders expressed their appreciation for the initiative by the Deputy Minister to visit the streets and give assurances to citizens and traders.

“This business is where I feed myself and family. If I don’t come out to sell, those who are calling for protests will not feed me. Government should continue to focus on addressing the bread and butter issues for ordinary people,” one trader stated.

The Deputy Minister travelled from Westend to Eastend of Freetown visiting shops, markets, parks, Okada Riders, Keke Riders and Ataya bases” from PZ, through “Up Gun”, Calaba Town to Jui.