The Head Chief of Kombo North District, West Coast Region gave serious warning to one Mod Salieu Jallow, a Guinean national and a Senegalese national to immediately stay away from selling cemetery land to people as residential purposes.
Momodu Bojang gave this warning to the two foreigners during the weekly training session of the 33 alkalolus (village heads) on “How to settle dispute within their compound, Kabilo and village levels before reaching to his tribunal court.
The synergy which takes place every Saturday at Chief Bojang’s resident at Sukuta Sanchaba is the first of its kind such an educative training to be undertaken by the office of the Chief of Kombo North District.
According to Kombo North Chief, the cemetery land in question belongs to Sadinka area community in Old Yundum village of Kombo North District in West Coast Region.
“It was one Senegalese national who is selling some part of the cemetery land to one Mod Salieu Jallow, a Guinean national who in turned is selling the said cemetery land to people as residential purposes,” Chief Bojang informed our reporter.
He also advised the community of Sadinka through the village alkalo (Village Head) of old Yundum village, Borry Jassey to do in their efforts in order to fence the cemetery so as to avoid future tampering of the cemetery land by the intruders in the area.
Quizzed as to whether his weekly training with his alkalolus yielded diffidence on the part of their work, Chief Bojang said since they started the training, the alkalolus benefited a lots which they had never known in their work before.
“The training enhances their capacity as far as their work is concern and this is the first training of its kind to be undertaken by the office of the Chief of Kombo North District,” Bojang stated.
Chief Bojang described the alkalolus as village heads who are putting the cap of the district authority while himself as the head chief of the District is putting is two caps i.e. the traditional rulers and Judiciary respectively.
He used the opportunity to call on the Civil servants in his area to stay away from land dealings within his district adding that land issues should be handle by the judiciary and the district authority.
“Let me equally called on the people of my District who are coming to my office for land issues to desist from forging both my signature and others,” Chief Bojang warned.
According to Chief Momodou Bojang, anyone found wanting will face the full force of the law of the land adding that forging someone’s signature is a criminal act in any form.
Kombo North Chief finally commended his alkalolus for the support they are rendering to him since he took the leadership mantle as the Head Chief of Kombo North District.
He therefore enjoined his alkalolus to continue with the good work they are doing in the district while also appealed to them to always discourage corrupt practices in their work.
By: Lamin B. Darboe