It’s with deep unhappiness that we obtained information of the dying of our Comrade and Colleague, Dr. Minkailu Bah, former Minister of Training, Science and Know-how.

The clutches of dying have as soon as once more wrenched away an in depth buddy.

We met in our youthful days, 1980, when he was a pupil at Magburaka Boys Faculty and I, on the Albert Academy. It was a bond naturally impressed unto right now.

We later obtained shut at Fourah Bay School (FBC), the place he was learning Engineering.

Minks, as we fondly referred to as him, was studious, centered and decided.

Whereas a few of us partied onerous, he was at all times onerous at work and scorned us for losing our mother and father investments. We mocked him in return for not having a girlfriend and a social life.

All of us graduated in any case, and to nobody’s shock, he obtained a First Class Diploma with Honours.

Our paths crossed once more, whereas I used to be Anti Corruption Commissioner, and he was then Minister of Training, Science and Know-how. It was at the moment that I grew to become privy, to the internal drive, attempt for integrity, and his undaunting ardour to do what he believes is correct. And, that would even have been his undoing to many his adversaries.

He might be remembered for his combat in opposition to Ghost Academics! He refused to make politics have an effect on his quest to cut back the Wage Invoice and upkeep {of professional} requirements within the instructional sector.

As a colleague Minister, he was at all times smiling as if as much as some mischief. He seldom spoke, and when he did, it’s with information of material, supported with information and figures. I used to name him the “proof man”. He had a file for each mission and enterprise.

Minks, the politician, will depend on whom you’re speaking to. To me, he was astute, decided and a die-hard loyalist to the reason for the All Folks’s Congress Get together(APC).

Sure, errors he could have made, however so are all of us, no man is ideal. His ardour was to enhance training, the well-being of his individuals and uphold the true beliefs of the APC.

To you our fallen Comrade, we want you Bon Voyage. You performed your half effectively, however the job stays unfinished. It was not meant so that you can attain the end line, however for others to proceed operating with the aspirations of constructing Sierra Leone the nation that we love.

Relaxation-in Peace, Good-Bye, Good-Bye, till we meet once more.

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