The President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma has sacked the minister of gender and children’s affairs, Moijueh Kaikai and his deputy Mustapha Bai Attila, The State House confirmed in a Press release today..
Both ministers were involved in a public brawl that shocked the nation last Thursday.
According to reports, the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs at New England Ville was a scene of chaos and pandemonium last Thursday when both ministers traded unprintable insults.
It was gathered that the Deputy Minister accused the Minister of abusing his mother and marginalizing him in the running of the Ministry.
The Minister is also severally accused of being in the perpetual habit of harassing all the married women working in his Ministry.
Mustapha Bai Atilla also accused Moijueh Kaikai of sexually harassing some female staff members of the Ministry and refusing to recognize him as an appointee of the President. He also accused Moijueh Kaikai of being a tribalist and a serial womanizer.
Sources close to the Deputy Minister reports that Minister Kaikai continue to deprive his deputy of basic resources to help him perform the duties for which he was appointed by President Koroma.
The Deputy Minister, Mustapha Bail Attila is the first disable person to ever gain ministerial appointment in the history of Sierra Leone.
However, both could not contol their temper which led to the violent conduct demonstrated by both parties.
The tension escalated when a leaked audio recording of the whole brawl was leaked on social media.
Many have criticized the President for appointing such set of individuals.
“THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY INFORMED THAT HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT DR. ERNEST BAI KOROMA HAS DECIDED TO RELIEVE ALHAJI MOIJUE KAIKAI AND MR.MUSTAPHA BAI ATTILA OF THEIR DUTIES AS MINISTER AND DEPUTY MINISTER RESPECTIVELY IN THE MINISTRY OF SOCIAL WELFARE, GENDER AND CHILDREN’S AFFAIRS.”, The State House Press release reads.