The disputed chairlady and deputy appointed of Gbeseh Market Kaidiatu QUIWA and Bintu Kalie have alleged that the coalition for change party members and its leadership have decided to go against their appointment and have vowed not to cooperate with them in the administration of the Gbenseh market.
They made this disclosure during the first official of the minister of state eastern region Andrew Ansu Fatorma to Kono on Wednesday 5th July, 2018.
Giving the narratives that led to the appointed of the Gbenseh market chairlady, Bintu Kalie the deputy chairlady appointed, explained that it has been the normal routine to appoint the market chairlady from the ruling party supporters for quick developmental since 2007 to 2018,when the APC was in leadership. She continued that they as market women unanimously appointed former chairlady Kumba Gibila as chairlady for the tenure of the APC after thorough deliberations between two APC member contenders for the position which was settled in Yardu and outcast of the city, that ushered in the latter which gave her the honour to rule for a period of 11 years 37 days. A period she utilized to introduced loan scheme which many benefited from.
She added that no objection was raised for the appointment of the former chairlady by the market women including the Koidu New Sembehun city council.
On the 3rd June, 2018, Bintu disclosed that these same Gbensseh market women agreed to have the current chairlady Kadiatu Quiva a strong member of the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party to lead them for her hard work and commitment to the SLPP with the motive of taping development opportunities from the central government for the market women.
To their amazement, Bintu alleged that women belonging to the Coalition for change party which controls the Koidu City Council headed by their mayor Kumba Sam and members converged at the residence of the former sacked vice president Alhaji Samsumana and agreed that they go to the radio and tender in their rejection of such authority accorded the SLPP. She affirmed that on that same evening the Mayor of the Koidu City Council Kumba disclosed on the radio that they have chosen their own chairlady as a party and whom the council will work with in the Gbensseh market.
According to the Chairlady appointed Kadiatu Quiva, there is no squabble for the position she is occupying as chairlady because it was a mandate from the market women because the ascendency to such position is by appointment and also done in line with the government of the day.
She disclosed that such appointment procedure has always been done based on the party in power adding that both the appointed chairlady and her very self were called to a meeting in order to settle the impasse but the other party proved recalcitrant to the deliberations.
Kadiatu is however calling on the market women to stay calm and have trust in her leadership and thanked them for the confidence reposed in her to lead them for the next decade.
When contacted, the mayor of the Koidu City Council Kumba Sam promised to give audience to the media after several engagements. However, this medium is ever ready to allow the mayor her right to reply.