Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon
Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 December 2014
Between Ebola and razzmatazz governance, stand the distressed masses.
With our leaders obviously otiose, we cannot take it for granted anymore that the future prosperity of our nation is guaranteed. However, remembering our socio-political past can bring the much-needed honesty.
But just as we – our leaders in particular, can take inspiration from the high points of our history, so also should we be humble enough to take perspective from the low-points, including the events of the immediate few years.
Sierra Leone is where it is today, simply because for so long, we’ve always had a problem with political conversations that we believe can’t, or should not have for the sake of the sensibilities of particular individuals or ethnic groups, while the allure of sentiments over substance was gradually being raised to an art, in our see-no-evil-speak-no-evil studio.