By Gunther A.B. Daramy :
Honesty they say is the best policy. However, in Sierra Leone, people are of the notion that politic is a game of deceit, untruthfulness , self-enrichment.and many other negative practices as since time immemorial the masses have not benefitted much from Government and its programmes.
The intervention of the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma in 2007 brought solace to ameliorating the declining situation of the ordinary man.
The APC manifesto of 2007 the ‘Attitudinal and Behavioral Change’ which was widely accepted by all was seen as timely , that caters for all, that ascended Koroma APC to the mantle of leadership of the country after the presidential election run-off in September 2007.
Furthermore, manifestation of honesty was displayed by President Koroma, when he translated the election manifesto (The Agenda of Change) to government policy that is witnessing massive improvement in priority areas, ranging from the energy and water, agricultural sector, infrastructures, the health sector and the like.
Freetown and most headquarter towns in the country is enjoying if not 24 hours electricity, but a reasonable amount of supply which is accepted by thousands for a simple fact that our capital city Freetown and other areas are not only improving but making progress in other areas including sports ,and other areas.
The infrastructural development that this government has embarked on has never been rolled by any other government in the history of the country as there is construction and reconstruction in every nook and corner of the country.
Are you aware the our President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma is the Champion Head of State of Agriculture in West African, and our dynamic minister of Agriculture is the Champion Minister of Agriculture in West Africa? They have commanded much recognition in the areas of Agriculture for the level of interest the government putting to addressing food sufficiency of the country by the considerable budget allocation of 10% in the agricultural sector, the establishment of the Small Holders Commercialization Programmme, the large influx of tractors, the establishment of the Agricultural Business Centers across the country. This has not only improved the agricultural sector but has encouraged more interest in agriculture. The agricultural business has yield positive dividends as many communities, schools, villages benefitted from agriculture through the building of schools, heath facilities, and many others.
GUNTHER A.B. DARAMY