Poda Poda Connection

Posted by Jeneba Project on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Under: Video Blog
One of the major developmental setbacks in many African countries is poor transportation infrastructure. Some African cities are way too congested for traffic to flow and others lack proper roads for goods and services to be distributed throughout the country. In Sierra Leone,minivans known as poda podas provide some reprieve. But the poda podas have always been a forum for expressions of sociopolitical consciousness and religious perspectives. A few years ago I did a documentary research on the role of poda podas as a forum for activism, debates, protests, and sometimes even gossip. Below is a short clip from the film.

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KATEHUN KATEHUN (pronounced Ka-te-hun)-is a Mende word for a symposium or community center where disputes are settled. Everyone is permitted to make his/her case before a presiding chief in an open forum. On this forum, I write primarily for those who stand committed to the Rule of Law in Africa and to the value that our future is better determined by the government of the people, by the people, and in service for the people. To advance the African value of Ubuntu through International Law and the Principles of a United Nations, which propels us towards Life in Larger Freedom.
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