Some people even argued that such fabrications coming from no less a person but a Cabinet minister have the tendencies to drive away foreign donors who continue to pour millions of dollars of their tax payers’ monies into Sierra Leone, seeing it as a poor country that greatly depends on foreign donors for its sustenance.
They hold the opinion that, if truly Freetown was like London as allegedly claimed by the minister, then donors have no business to come to this country to continue pouring their monies on a ‘Grade A’ country; a category where London is positioned on the global index.
My take on this whole episode is that, do people want to say our minister lied to the world? Is London not a very dark city like Freetown where even though residents are willing to pay for electricity the service is not available? Is London not a backward city with poor drainage system, lack of pipe bourn water supply and a city where recklessness and lawlessness increased day by day? Don’t London police take bribe? Are London women not still being violated sexually and physically; with some of them being beaten, tortured and raped to death on beach sides? Is London not uncontrollably over populated like Freetown? Is London not a place with gutters (portholes) on its main streets? Do London people not sell ‘arata mericine’, ‘chinch mericine’, ‘kakroach mericine’, wood, kerosene, ‘ogrie’, ‘ollehlleh’, and cookery on main streets? Are thousands of young and energetic people still not parading the streets of London with no food, no drink, no cloth and no sleeping place as it is evident in Freetown?
What is the argument about and why tending to challenge whatever statement might have been made by out information minister? Was he not saying the honest truth to the world about his own Freetown city?
Please fellow Sierra Leoneans my appeal to you all is that the earlier we stop unnecessarily questioning our authorities on what they say or do, the better for all of us. Remember, we were the same people who voted these ministers into office through our respectable honorable Members of Parliament. So let’s patient them on anything they say or do to the world.
I rest my fingers!!