Written by KABS KANU:
The socio-economic and political developments going on in Sierra Leone leave no doubt that the initiator and executor President Ernest Bai Koroma deserves to be highly appreciated by Sierra Leoneans, whatever their political or regional leaning. As we prepare for the 2012 Presidential Elections, one way Sierra Leoneans can demonstrate that they appreciate what President Koroma is doing for our nation is to vote him in overwhelmingly for a second term . When a President sacrifices his time, health and wherewithal to change the face of his nation so positively as President Koroma has done within the short time he has ruled the nation, our appreciation as a people should be seen clearly and unequivocally during the elections.
PRESIDENT ERNEST KOROMA
Sierra Leoneans should give President Koroma a second term to complete the good work he has accomplished in the country. Having demonstrated to us that he is a man of his words who is busy fulfilling his campaign promises , President Koroma deserves to be given the opportunity to continue working for the Sierra Leonean people and developing the nation. Even his detractors cannot help conceding the fact that in the four years he has ruled the nation, President Koroma has positively transformed the nation with his development projects covering every sphere of human endeavour–From electricity to water supply, to good roads, to increased agricultural output and creation of a modern nation where the quality of life of the people has been dramatically given a lift.
We have the interest of the nation at heart , unlike those who are only motivated by partisan, tribal and regional considerations . Some people have never spoken anything good about this government. They see all the magnificent developments going on but they only harp on the negative and these misguided people want to be seen as journalists. What a pity.
Our standpoint that President Koroma deserves a second term is inspired by the socio-economic and political developments the President has accomplished in Sierra Leone since he was democratically voted in in 2007. The developments are there for everybody to see. There are those who do not want us to say it. They think that they will silence us by making all kinds of salacious allegations against us and writing all manners of scurrilous articles against us.But let it be said that nothing will discourage us from speaking the truth—highlighting the achievements of President Koroma and the All People’s Congress (APC ) Government. If the President is doing a marvelous job, why should somebody not say it ? Many well-meaning Sierra Leoneans have gone to Sierra Leone , seen all the good things going on in the nation and reported them faithfully to the diaspora. This is the one thing that gives us the greatest incentive to continue our positive coverage of the government– the plurality of consensus among Sierra Leoneans that President Koroma is doing a great job. Everybody who ges to visit Sierra Leone says the same thing we have been saying–That Sierra Leone is undergoing a remarkable transformation under President Koroma.
The latest person to witness with his own eyes how well President Koroma is positively changing the face of the nation is Mr. Allieu Iscandari, a noted Sierra Leonean attorney who lives in California. Mr. Iscandari is presently in Sierra Leone on a visit and he has sent us a report that commends the government highly for its development projects. The interesting thing is that Allieu was writing from Bo, the heartland and stronghold of the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party ( SLPP ). The road development projects in Bo are amazing and demonstrate that President Koroma ’s choice of places he takes his development projects is based on the national interest, unlike the last SLPP government which concentrated the little development it initiated in its South-Eastern regional stronghold. WE BRING YOU MR. ISCANDARI’S LETTER TO THE PUBLISHER OF THIS PAPER AND OTHERS, BELOW :