NGC Presidential Flag-bearer Kandeh Yumkella makes a brief stop-over visit at Masiaka
MASIAKA, 10 December 2017:- Traveling to Kenema early today to meet and greet his supporters, Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, NGC presidential flag-bearer, made a brief stop-over visit at Masiaka where hundreds of fans lined up to welcome him and wife, Mrs. Philomena Yumkella.
Speaking to his supporters at the centre of Masiaka town, Dr. Yumkella reminded his fans of a familiar refrain his supporters at Magburaka taught him; “We wae dae suffer nar we borku “ which loosely translated means- those who suffer the most in the country are in the majority.
“Masiaka,” Yumkella noted “is the gateway and is connected to every region of Sierra Leone.” Given its geographic location and importance, “we must ensure it is a major industrial hub that benefits all because everyone must pass through here to travel around the country and it will be much easier to send products to other regions of the country,” he said.
As a party, Dr. Yumkella further noted, NGC has come with a message of change and by God’s grace, change is sure to come to Sierra Leone. “Change,” he stressed, “is about ensuring that young people who have been jobless for three or more years – be provided with jobs.” For teachers who have taught for years without a Personal Identification Number (PIN), “change,” Yumkella said, “must come because the current government does not recognize you. You deserve to work and educate our children and be paid for your services.”
On education, Yumkella further noted that” the conditions under which our children attend school must change. “If our education system is not good as it is today – it means the future of our children is at stake. Our children must be better than us so they can take over after us.”
Highlighting other issues affecting the common man such as lack of clean water, hardship faced by women, Okada riders, entrepreneurs, good health care among others, he noted that he has spent his whole life working hard and will do the same when elected to office as president of Sierra Leone.
Yumkella was accompanied by a cross section of NGC executives including Mr. Obai Kabia, NGC Chairman for Port Loko District, and was introduced by the NGC Masiaka Chairman, Simeon Kanu.