Statement of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Sierra Leone

18. 10. 06
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Freetown, 1 October 2018. The United Nations in Sierra Leone expresses concern over the violent incidents that occurred on 29 September 2018 in Ward 196, Thonko Limba Chiefdom, Kambia District, during the bye-elections, leading to loss of life, injury and damage to property, as well as to the cancellation of the bye-elections. 

 The United Nations deeply condemns all forms of violence and extends its sincere condolences to the family of the victim. 

The United Nations calls on all parts of society – including national and local institutions, political leaders and party supporters, traditional leaders, and citizens in general – to commit to a spirit of tolerance and to work together to maintain peace in Sierra Leone. 

The United Nations in Sierra Leone calls for a prompt investigation of the incidents so that perpetrators may be brought to justice. 

The United Nations in Sierra Leone urges inter-party dialogue to resolve political differences and stands ready to support such dialogue.