Kamarainba Punches Bio Again
The Leader and Chairman of one of Sierra Leone’s opposition parties, Alliance Democratic Party (ADP), Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray, who doubles as the 2018 presidential flag bearer of the party, has said that President Bio’s first two months marking the first quarter of his five years mandate in office is a complete mess and failure.
He was speaking through an audio message circulated on social media Wednesday, December 4th, 2019, a date which marks exactly twenty months in office for President Bio since April 4th last year.
According to Mr. Mansaray, who remains one of the few voices of the people since coming into the political limelight almost four years ago, the Bio led Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) government has woefully failed the people of Sierra Leone as things continue to get worse every day with prices of basic food commodities sky-rocketing under the New Direction.
He stated that Sierra Leone politics is divided into segments, noting that in the first twenty months, which is the first quarter, the President is expected to set the platform for his development agenda, the second 20 months being the second quarter is the period for tangible developments while the last 20 months of governance according to him, has to do with politics, adding that it would be a time when everybody is thinking about when and who is to vote for.
But according to Kamarainba, Bio’s first 20 month was completely a failure as people continue to suffer and dying of extreme hunger and poverty across the length and breadth of the country. He stressed and spoke about the huge amount of money President Bio has used on his overseas travel within few months.
Mr. Kamarainba accounted that, President Bio has used about three million dollars ($USD3M) which is closer to thirty billion Leones in 2018 alone on his travels while the majority are going hungry on a daily basis. He expressed plan to disclose the travel expenditures of the President for 2019.
He bemoaned how women are dying in hospitals as a result of poor medical facilities and the alarming rate of unemployment in the country.
He also expressed disappointment on the manner in which companies are closing as a result of heavy taxation levied on investors.
“This Government is spending tax payers or citizens’ money recklessly without accounting for it,” he said and highlighted that former President Ernest Bai Koroma left the wage bill at one hundred and ninety billion Leones while President Bio has increased the wage bill to whopping two hundred and fifty three billion Leone (Le253B) which is the highest in the history of Sierra Leone according to him.
Kamarainba also slammed Bio on his continuous excuses of inheriting a broken economy noting that those rhetorics are all a mere distraction strategy from the failed Paopa government. He urged the current government to reduce taxes so that private companies could be allowed to operate and create jobs for the millions of the unemployed citizens.
He threw light on how citizens in Kenema and Bo Cities are still in dire need of electricity, adding that the unnecessary increase of food commodities among the vulnerable population has made the whole nation fed up.
He concluded that Bio will soon join his colleagues in One Term President (OTP) organization where Mahama of Ghana and Good Luck Jonathan of Nigeria belonged if things remain the way they are.
By Abdulai Mento Kamara
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