Momoh Konte & Two Others to be Buried on Friday


By Amin Kef Sesay

The main opposition All People’s Congress Party (APC) on the 5th July 2020 suffered a massive blow, after a vehicle carrying three of the party’s Northern region’s senior officials, was involved in a road accident and the three onboard died instantly, with the exception of the driver who died a day after, on their way to Freetown from Kabala, Koinadugu District.

Momoh Konteh, who was the party’s Koinadugu District’s Chairman died alongside Saio Marrah and Alakuma Conteh.

Momoh Konteh was the former Chairman of the country’s National
Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) under the Government of Ernest Bai Koroma’s APC.

Saio Marrah is the Deputy Chairman of the APC Northern Region, and Alakuma Conteh is the Public Relation Officer of the APC Northern Region. According to reports, the gruesome accident took place at Kathankena, a mile from Binkolo, Bombali District.

It is not clear what may have caused the accident, but from photos
seen it doesn’t seem as though there was any other vehicle involved.

Momoh Konte, Saio Marah and Alakuma will be laid to rest in Kabala
Town on Friday 10th July 2020 after conveying the corpses to Kabala on Thursday.

A statement published by the APC Northern Region Office reads:  “The Northern Region is deeply saddened to announce that once again death has struck our Executive, this time snatching away at once, three of our very senior Executive Officers. Deputy Regional Chair, Comrade Saio Marah, a hard-working and promising young man; Chairman Koinadugu District, Comrade Momoh Konteh, former Chair of the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM), who’s without doubt a dependable pillar for the Party not just in Koinadugu and thirdly the Regional Public Relations Officer, Comrade Nfagie Alakuma Conteh, a very amiable personality; met their untimely demise in a gruesome road accident on the highway between Kabala and Makeni. This devastating tragedy occurred earlier today 5th July, 2020.

“The APC, the Northern Region and indeed Koinadugu and Falaba have been struck by a terrible loss and we will deeply miss the dedication, loyalty and hard work of these fallen heroes. As the Northern Region Executive mourns those extraordinary Comrades, we extend our profound and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families.”


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