Dele Awoonor-Gordon

President Koroma’s Agenda for Prosperity: Whose Prosperity?

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 July 2013 I think one must be several sandwiches short of a picnic to buy into the horribly unspecific mantra that is the ‘Agenda for Prosperity’, as it is currently being touted. Eating the future in the present and promoting money-guzzling projects [Read More]

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Who is shielding corrupt officials in the corridors of power?

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 July 2013 At the top of Sierra Leone’s society, there is kleptomania as well as greed. And elsewhere – a sort of weary cynicism. Not only that, the effort to curb corruption by those in authority has turned out to be like [Read More]

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The lust and passion of the rich beggar

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 July 2013 Let’s be blunt about it, the manner of our search for foreign succour is like a randy 70 year-old roaming all over town and inviting a nymphomaniac to be the live-in housemaid. The moment that happens, it’s obvious his death [Read More]

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An uncomfortable truth

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 July 2013 I am positive that the government and the Anti-Corruption Commission, with an eye to audience-applause, would expect us to give a standing ovation to the theatrics of its fight against corruption, following the well-publicised reports of the recent spate of [Read More]

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Sierra Leone: A nation at a crossroad

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 June 2013 Even though it is more pleasant at this point in time to chew our way gradually to salvation, we seem to be in a hurry to swallow. Unfortunately, we are not even checking the content of our consumption. To crown [Read More]