John Baimba Sesay-Freetown :
The last two weeks have been quite impressive, busy and result oriented especially from the viewpoint of what Vice President Victor Bockarie Foh did in supporting the President in his desires for a better Sierra Leone.
Vice President Foh is doing just what he should in tandem with the wishes of HE President Ernest Bai Koroma. From Schools’ Visitation Exercises within the capital city of Freetown, to visiting various Districts Ebola Response Centers in Port Loko and Kabia and, at the Political Front, he did all he could to bring back memories of the outstanding roles of fulfilled by the late SI Koroma, CA Kamara-Taylor and Siaka Stevens in the political growth and survival of Sierra Leone and the All People’s Congress (APC).
Vice President Victor Bockarie Foh’s political pedigree is something that upcoming young politicians should emulate. His dedication, loyalty and commitment to the core values and philosophy of the governing All People’s Congress could serve as a reservoir of political philosophy and knowledge that should be tapped into. In party politics, loyalty plays a crucial role. This is so because, the very survival of a Political Party depends on how loyal and committed its members are to their leadership. Loyalty is one foundation upon which the APC was built and upon which it continues to stand and grow.
VP Foh has made clear his determination to remain loyal to the Leader and Chairman of the party, Dr Ernest Bai Koroma and the APC Party at all times. This is very good for the Party. Recently in Port Loko, he rekindled the good, old but never-to-die memories of SI Koroma’s loyalty to Siaka Stevens and the All People’s Congress (APC). He spoke of the need for people to be “grateful to those who have worked hard for the growth of our Party.” Same rites are expected in the coming days in Tonko Limba for the late CA Kamara-Taylor and Siaka Stevens of blessed memories. VP Foh is a politician and an astute one as a matter of fact. Say it, loud and clear, Victor Bockarie Foh is just too loyal to the APC and its leadership.
Then move away from his pedigree in Party Politics (for governance is not all about politics) and see what he could do in terms of promoting our country’s development agenda. Vice President Foh Is a Team Player who believes in collective decision making. He believes in continuous engagement of all stake holders in a bid to meet the expected goals for a better Sierra Leone.
The Vee Pee has demonstrated that he is a grass roots politician in his meetings with Traders, as well as during his visitation to a number of schools in Port Loko, Kambia and Western Area where he spoke on the need to fight against Ebola, Government’s Post Ebola Recovery Plans and the need for a united front towards the country’s development. The Schools’ Visitation Exercises promoted rebuilding of public confidence in our education system and encouraging all parents to send their children to school to benefit from government’s good will to pay Tuition Fees for all children in government and government assisted schools. He also admonished teachers and lecturers to give their best to their respective institutions while at the same time reassuring them that they are important in the country’s development process.
The President, Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has laid the foundation for a better Sierra Leone. The Vice President is here to work and support the President, not to disagree with the President. VP Foh comes in to add value to the Presidency.
John Baimba Sesay,M.A, B.A (Hons) FBC-USL
Sierra Leone Embassy
7 Dong Zhi Men Wai Dajie,
Chaoyang District, Beijing
People’s Republic of China
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