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Gaps in Bio’s New Direction

Gaps in Bio’s New Direction

It is true that the New Direction Government of President Bio has tried in curtailing crime and lawlessness, but many issues still remained to be addressed.

During his election campaign trail, President Bio prioritized education and war against indiscipline but parents whose children are attending Government schools are grumbling that no difference has taken place in the education sector for the fact that the Government Free Quality Education is not reflected on the direct beneficiaries.

Fact gathered stated that parents are now spending on the education of their children more than ever. A situation they attributed to the general increase in prizes of school material including books, uniforms and other essential school items.

According to parents, they were expecting Government to have included uniforms, bags and shoes in the FQE package, but to their amazement they could not even afford to succumb to conditions placed on those textbooks put in store to boost FQE.

Findings revealed that as a result of restrictions guiding the use of those books, parents become afraid to sign on behalf of their children to make use of the books, as a result, the books are now kept in most of the school library useless.

How could someone say, the New Direction Government has succeeded in that area when the same thing which affected our educational system in the past era still existing.

In the area of the prevailing hunger, we are happy as citizens to hear that the Government has embark on massive agriculture to boost food availability and we are also praying that the Government implement their good intention to feed the nation. The most disappointing aspect of our farming systems, the farmers are still using crude tools like hoe and cutlass to work on the farm. This system of farming according to agriculturists does not help farmers to produce crop in large quantity to be presented in the market for sale, noting that Sierra Leone could only think of becoming food sufficiency in the near future if the government guarantees commercial agriculture, which involves the use of machines.

In the health sector, we hear everyday doctors and nurses crying for not receiving salaries and feeding allowances in their respective hospitals and isolation or treatment centers.

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