The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 December 2013
If good leaders are known by the promises they keep, and by the tough and resolute decisions they take, based on an ethos of good governance, then president Koroma is doing himself great disservice by continuing to fail to rise to the occasion when it matters most.
Last week’s feeble attempt by the president at reshuffling his beleaguered government, broken by six years of poor management, slothfulness and infighting, will not cut ice with those who have been clamouring for a clean sweep.
And there is strong suspicion that the president is in a quagmire, held hostage by a radical caucus of ministers and senior ruling party grandees, who do not want to change the status quo.
They are the sacred cows – abusing public office, who many believe are beyond the reach of the president’s powers. They made the president.