With all our riches, government should step up in the fight against illiteracy
Another good news for Sierra Leone, more oil has been discovered at the Sierra Leone, Liberia basin, this indicates that there is enough oil in a commercial quantity that should bring immense benefit to the people of Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone has the world’s most wanted minerals , and I don’t think Sierra Leonean has any business in being poor, we should be proud of oneself for all what God has given us , this means better and free primary education for our young stars, it means decent salaries for all working Sierra Leoneans, it means advance infrastructures being put in place, it means we should top the human development index at third place, it means free and good health systems in place, it means good governance and political tolerance, it means corrupt free Sierra Leone. (Photo: Ibrahim Worneh)
I think what government should be considering doing now is to step up the fight against illiteracy to bring a most needed skill to Sierra Leoneans to enable them to participate in all mineral exploration processes, if government is serious of alleviating poverty it should educate its citizen by empowering them to work and reap the God-given benefit from these minerals, because our country is endowed with rich minerals in that every Sierra Leonean shouldn’t think of going to work in oversea, God has so much love for our country but as far as I am concerned most of the trauma we have gone through in our country is as a result of our negative attitude towards each other and we need to change this attitude, bitterness, anger, malice, envy, jealousy, vindictiveness , arrogance, pride, lack of respect for each other.
Sierra Leoneans have the world’s most wanted minerals and most of these minerals are in commercial quantities, now it is left to us to please God by following his seventh commandment which says love your neighbor as you love yourself, this command says it all.
If we follow this command we will flourish in prosperity and this will help our leaders to manage and put good policies in place that will benefit not only this present generation, but our unborn children as the bible says righteousness exalt a nation so our leader must be corrupt free and hard working, there is no different between we and the rich nations, the reasons is that these countries love their citizens so much that they invested in educating their people, and love their neighbors as they love themselves, not misusing or putting money that belongs to their citizens in their own pockets.
As we are gradually moving towards election year we need to show to the international community that we are far more mature for democracy and ready for economic prosperity by avoiding violence, and vote rigging, let the SLPP and APC love each other as they love themselves, because most of those who incite violence are those who are power hungry they want power by all cost even at a cost of human blood to enrich themselves, but they are failing to realize that the electorate has the final saying.
We as patriotic Sierra Leoneans don’t really care who is in power whether it is the APC, SLPP, PMDC, or NDA, what we want is a leader who is development oriented, a leader who loves his people, a leader who will love to see Sierra Leone at the highest point of the human development index , that’s exactly what we have seen President Koroma doing, we have seen new roads being constructed, new investors pouring in, jobs are being created, constant electricity and more dams are under construction, we have seen Sierra Leone is making progress in fighting corruption and now oil has been discovered. I am an SLPP supporter but most of the development taking place now has never happened in the history of Sierra Leone, so once again we want to see more development taking place so SLPP will you please give development a chance? You spent eleven years in power with nothing significant to boast of .
Ibrahim J Worneh, South Africa
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