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The fibre optic cable is here!

The fibre optic cable is here!

It seems Sierra Leoneans have been preoccupied with local politics ever since the violent incident took place last month in Bo, Southern Sierra Leone.

The people have been so engrossed in the SLPP-APC debacle that not many of them noticed a very significant development that took place in our country earlier this week– that of the landing of the submarine cable on the shores of Freetown.

When the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji I.B. Kargbo announced in 2010 that the European Union had granted $5 million to Sierra Leone to boost its communication technology, many took the information with a pinch of salt.

True to his words, the cable landed on Monday and from what we are told by June 2012 the fibre optic will be fully operational.

This development is an epoch making event in post-war Sierra Leone and must therefore be embraced by all well-meaning Sierra Leoneans. Like the information minister said, connecting Sierra Leone to the rest of the world marks a great departure from the present system whereby internet service providers have never lived to the expectation of the general public.

It is disappointing to note that while President Ernest Bai Koroma was officially receiving the cable at Lumley on Monday 10th October, there was no internet service in many parts of the capital, as all the servers were completely down.

One can imagine the frustration among many internet users when they could not access their mail. It is this state of affairs the fibre optic has come to address.

Therefore this medium wishes to pat the communication minister on his back for this singular but remarkable effort. That is what we call positive change!

We hope, by the minister’s assurance, the cable will be operational by the date stipulated. Truly, this is the kind of development we should pray for rather than concentrate on politics which only end up dividing the people thereby undermining the peace they have fought for so hard.

Thanks, Mr. Minister. More grease to your elbow!

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