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I remember when I was attending Regent Square Municipal School across from Connaught Government Hospital in the late 50's, to early 60's, I would hear the refrain:
woroke! woroke!! by our illustrious and enterprising neighbors from La Guinee, while pulling on their omorlankes. My Fula brothers were escaping from the dictatorial and authoritarian tendencies of Sekou Toure of La Guinee, and we, in Saro, provided the sanctuary for them to thrive, and survive, which they did: from omolanke pushers looking to earn an honest living through work during that time, to wealthy entrepreneuers in the 80s, 90s, and to Vice-Presidential wannabees in the 21st century and beyond in na we Saro, while the indigenous tribal cabals are constantly fighting against each other for the crumbs offered by corruptive political power, as if that power is the only economical powerhouse that can lead to the only means of wealth creation through honest activities in wealth-creation in the short term, as opposed to the function that that political power should serve in the function of elevating the nation as a whole into substantive growth into modernity. Well, the evidence is there for all to see: our brothers and sisters of the Fula tribe are now in control of ALL the bodehoses, that have been converted into mansions, in Freetong, and they are now vying for political power nationally, as evidenced by Messers Jalloh and Bah on the national scene in 2018, while our indigenous tribal affiliations are busy stabbing each other in the back. So I say to these nouveau riches brethren: welcome from the depths and throes at the dark end of the abyss in Saro to the upper rungs of political power in Saro, my brothers and Sisters of the Fula tribe in na we Saro. Hopefully, we will collectively learn something or two about the survival of the human being from them, ameena.
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They have accomplished a lot in such a short period of time.
In most west African countries where they are not oppressed, Fula people do very well.
The first time a Fula was tapped as a running mate of a major party was in 2002 for APC. He was disqualified on some technicality. In EBK’s first term he was a cabinet minister. His first name escapes me now but I recall his last name was Jalloh. He was either a geologist or engineering geologist and had worked for NDMC. At some point he emigrated to the US.
Were you at Regents Square when Femi Hebron was there? He was there when I attended but I didn’t remember. My elder brother told me he also attended. I was in class two from 1958-1959.
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Lest we forget, KKY is half Fula
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"...Were you at Regents Square when Femi Hebron was there?..." Spectator 007
Yes indeed, I was. That is where I knew him from. And the Jenkins-Johnstons - the twins. Their sister Dunni hosted Soccoh and me when we first arrived in Edinburgh, Scotland; such a very kindhearted sister she is. I will never forget her generosity.
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"Hopefully, we will collectively learn something or two about the survival of the human being from them, ameena."
So so labo, sengbe. What is stopping you from doing the same? Your six-figure lie, lie salary?
Wonders will never end!
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I remember when I was attending Regent Square Municipal School across from Connaught Government Hospital in the late 50's, to early 60's Sengbe is really as old as Gagool in King Solomon's mines! Because of tribalists like Sengbe, Fulas are becoming more prominent than the major tribes of the southeast. In the SLPP, the running mate is in the limelight while Bio is gradually fading into oblivion. The crowds pulled by the SLPP are due to Juldeh's support and significance. KKY is more talked about in the southeast than Bio which is a cause for concern for the SLPP. People should not be surprised to see KKY and Juldeh as the prominent opposition faces after March 7.
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If it's true, perhaps, "KKY is more talked about in the southeast than Bio" because of his running mate Andrew Keili , a true South-Easterner...
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“Yes indeed, I was. That is where I knew him from. And the Jenkins-Johnstons - the twins. Their sister Dunni hosted Soccoh and me when we first arrived in Edinburgh, Scotland; such a very kindhearted sister she is. I will never forget her generosity.” - Sengbe
Prof, I met the twins including late Blyden in the mid 1960s. Never met the sister but the man she married, Melvin Chalobah was my Bra at Albert Academy. Melvin and Abdulai Conteh were in upper six when I started AA.
I remember that teachers at Regenet Square used to flog kids if they got wrong answers in quizzes/tests. Can’t remember if I had one or more teachers...but what I do remember is, I wisely avoided being flogged by wisely sitting next to the smartest guy in class. When we geh exam, we all two brain turn wan...we ansa dem turn wan. Enh dem never flag me. And of course I didn’t learn that much.