By KABS KANU
The Ebola scourge, which went a long way to throw a spanner into the works of the development drives of the President Ernest Koroma Government is gone and even if we have flare-ups now and again as is happening in Liberia and Guinea ,we have structures now in place to fight them.
PRESIDENT KOROMA SWEARS IN NEW MEMBERS OF THE CABINET
Thanks to the outstanding leadership of President Koroma and his Ebola Response team and the much-appreciated intervention of the international community and international organizations like the UN, the WHO, the CDC, Red Cross etc. Sierra Leone effectively prevailed against the deadly, sneaky and killer scourge . What was expected to bring our nation down did not succeed.
PRESIDENT KOROMA COMMISSIONS THE BIGGEST PALM OIL PRODUCING FACILITY IN WEST AFRICA
Ebola slowed down the momentum of national development . Development projects and the mechanism of good governance did not go away during the Ebola outbreak. President Koroma and the Government remained on top of things. But whatever slowdown was experienced , things are returning to normal.
SIERRA LEONE NOW HAS THE LARGEST PALM OIL PRODUCING FACTORY IN WEST AFRICA
The country is getting back on its feet, though we still need heavy economic and logistical support to fund our post-Ebola recovery program. Sierra Leone needs the support of her bilateral and multilateral partners more than ever .
THE MAKENI-KAMAKWIE HIGHWAY IN THE NORTH BEING PAVED
The signs that we have regained the momentum were clearly spelt out by the recent cabinet reshuffle undertaken by President Koroma, which has infused the cabinet with indomitable and dynamic youth and young women burning with determination to excel and push forward President Koroma’s Agenda For Prosperity. The enthusiasm and excitement among the newly-appointed ministers, their deputies and other appointees is very impressive.
PRESIDENT KOROMA IS CHANGING THE FACE OF SIERRA LEONE
Another sign of momentum regained is the acceleration of development projects, the hallmark of the governance of President Ernest Bai Koroma. Even opposition members and the blind zealots who edit their newspapers have been left speechless by the pace of the development projects by President Koroma.
SIERRA LEONE’S TOURISM INDUSTRY KICKS BACK TO LIFE
TOURISTS BEING WELCOMED TO SIERRA LEONE
THE CRUISE SHIP THAT BROUGHT THE TOURISTS TO SIERRA LEONE
What is amazing is that it is the backyard of the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party ( SLPP ), which the party neglected when iit was in power, that is among the places being developed by the APC government under President Koroma’s leadership as seen from the photos.
And now this week, Sierra Leoneans saw one of the most plausible signs that things have returned to normal with the arrival in Freetown of a cruise ship with over a hundred tourists.
At this time last year, the U.S. and some Western countries were issuing travel advisories, asking their citizens not to come to Sierra Leone because of the Ebola outbreak. But a tremendous sign that Sierra Leone has turned the corner swiftly was the arrival of the tourists in the country this week.
These events are the result of the outstanding leadership of President Ernest Koroma and his government and the resilience of the Sierra Leonean people .