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Sierra Leoneans are we all One Family Or Segmented?
By Arnold Akibo-Betts of New People (Sierra Leone)
May 14, 2009, 18:51
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As a True Sierra Leonean I believe Sierra Leone is a country of one family. A typical look at this country will obviously reveal that Sierra Leoneans are all related in terms of family connection. It is for this reason Sierra Leoneans must watch over each other as brothers and sisters.


Fomer President Tejan Kabba


In recent times, Political leaders are bent on changing that relationship and turn it into madness and stark enmity. Those that are supposed to be the servants and symbol of peace are the ones that are encouraging the split in the society to become even the more bigger.

Since the APC government took over power a lot of tribal changes have taken place within the government. This divide before now had drastically changed under President Kabbahs regime. There was somehow equitable distribution of key positions to every citizen in the country and that was the reason why under the past SLPP of Tejan Kabbah, Brima Acha Kamara (Inspector General of Police), a Limba from Bombali was chosen instead of O.B.M. Somassa, a Mende from Pujehun.

Since the APC came to power, civil servants have blatantly and openly been spotted in spheres of politics. In Makeni for example, Military officers were seen singing the APC victory song.  That was a blatant manifestation of being politically manipulated which is not supposed to happen within the army. Before that, and when the results of the election was announced Police officers were pictured and shown on international televisions jubilating.

Right now, all appointments just show the level at which sectionalism is being encouraged by the leadership of the APC.


President Ernest Bia Koroma


It must be noted that the APC cannot be able to rule this country with the kind of strategy they have implored. Massive sacking of civil servants that do not belong to the APC or do not come from special sections of the strongholds of the APC, will not cure the dire need of development for the country.

Sierra Leone must be seen as a country that has come out of conflict and bitterness and is once more striving to gain her position in the world. President Ernest Koroma must not encourage those guys that are around him telling him to suppress those that do not belong to either the APC or the North. He must be himself as President Kabbah resisted members of the SLPP for the goodness of the country. The style and pattern adopted by this particular government will not do any good for the country; President Koroma must stand against that and tell the APC he is for this country not for the APC and Makeni. The APC is bound to be kicked out of power in 2012 if they continue in this pattern; there is no doubt about that.


To be continued

 


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