SLPP Wants 100% Control of Everything
SLPP IS NOT KILLING SLPP BUT SLPP IS PLANNING TO KILL SIERRA LEONE LIBERALISM IN PROCUREMENT; A LIBERAL PROCESS THAT SLPP IS ALREADY THE MAJOR BENEFACTOR OF!
NOW, SLPP WANTS 100% CONTROL OF EVERYTHING WITH RUMOURED PLANS TO KILL CURRENT LIBERAL MARKET PROCUREMENT PROCESSES
By Sylvia O. Blyden (in photo)
I have seen a shocking article that I have to swiftly react to! I totally disagree with the lead article by @Mr Sorie Fofana in GLOBAL TIMES today Friday October 19th 2018 entitled as “SLPP KILLING ITSELF SLOWLY”. Sorie wants to take this country backwards to NPRC Military Govt corruption days.
Global Times has deliberately pretended to miss the great work initiated by Pa Kabbah (between 2004 to 2007) and strongly built upon by Ernest Koroma for over ten years (2007 – 2018) in de-politicising the procurement processes, making the process very competitive to all regardless of their tribe, party colours, gender or age and effectively removing as much corruption as possible from government procurements.
The APC completely de-politicised the procurement process even to the detriment of the APC.
To make matters worse, we somehow as an APC led government allowed known SLPP sympathisers to become the Government Procurement Officers in most of the Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
Because the process was now virtually free of APC political influence, the pro-SLPP Procurement Officers just empowered the SLPP Businessmen!
I believe it is the same pro-SLPP Team that are still in charge of procurement. So why the grumble? I know why.
The dangerous information I am getting is that, even with most of the Government Procurement Officers already being SLPP supporters, the SLPP now wants 100% POLITICAL CONTROL OF ALL GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT. The SLPP wants to revert back to the dark days of “Central Tender Board” disaster that caused so much corruption in our country under the NPRC and SLPP.
Pa Kabbah, fed up with centralised corruption, started the process of dismantling the Central Tender Board in the twilight of his presidency. When Ernest Koroma took over Government, the APC completely de-politicised procurement and completed the job which Pa Kabbah had started.
I suspect that the erroneous claims inside today’s GLOBAL TIMES article are deliberately done to justify whispers of the creation of a proposed so-called SUPER PROCUREMENT UNIT to be created inside Finance Ministry. The unit will just be another Central Tender Board kind of politicised procurement process.
It will be sad and very dangerous!
I hope the Parliament is paying attention to this gimmick which the very clever @Mr Sorie Fofana is trying to market so innocuously under a misguided title of “SLPP Killing Itself Slowly”. I always tell people that Sorie is a master in playing P.R. mind games. Please let us wake up to the DANGER?☠? of what is being marketed subtly by Sorie. Sierra Leone deserves better!
☠????The dangerous piece
SLPP Killing Itself Slowly
By Global Times Sorie Fofana
Bequeath the SLPP with a political power and see how fast it sets in motion the wheels of self-annihilation.
It is an understatement to emphasize the point that power, the world over, is about patronage and reward. That means that those who had sacrificed their time, effort and energy for the party; deserve the full recognition and reward. They are the trusted loyalists of the party with whom to do business.
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