Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 October 2014
What is certain is that this government of Ernest Bai Koroma, has already left a legacy that is going to make the name of our country synonymous with the dirty word -EBOLA.
Already, Sierra Leoneans living abroad have started experiencing the stigma of this disease, as far removed as we are from the epicentre.
There are several reports of Sierra Leoneans around the globe, experiencing acts of discrimination or going through demeaning treatments, simply because of the government’s inability to provide basic amenities for its own people and uplift them from filth and poverty.
And, the less said about the management of this Ebola Virus in our country the better.
Almost everyone now, agrees that had it not been for the incompetence of this APC government, our people would not have been dying in their thousands.
What is worth noting is the sleight of hand being employed by the president, in order to continue to make himself look good to the International Community and his following of gullible tribesmen and lackeys.
It puzzles me though, and makes me want to ask why the President has to be in charge of the National Ebola Emergency Response, and also chairman of other committees, whilst there is a pool of competent Sierra Leoneans who are willing to help.
Is it because he wants to keep an eye on his percentages?
Talking about the vice President, I hear if you want to have a snooze and do not want to be interrupted, his office is quite ideal.
In case you miss the point of his most recent shenanigan, the President is moving very quickly to stifle any dissent that might be simmering among the ranks of the military, by appointing himself as the Minister of Defense.
His golden boy – the errant Defense Minister, is now free to report any rumblings that he might hear through his ‘at- large’ Ebola appointment to his Excellency.
It is now time for all Sierra Leoneans to take their blinders off and face this unholy cabal we call government.
We should raise our voices and demand that this President do the honourable thing, which is to step down or step aside, for someone who can lead our country effectively through this crisis.
An incompetent President, whose shilly-shally attitude has resulted in the death of many of his fellow citizens, deserves no respect or adulation. Enough is Enough.