I was not at all surprised to hear that the United Nations man on the ground here in Sierra Leone had never made an effort to discuss with the families of the executed 29 victims despite all the media coverage of the issue. Michael Schulenburg has been busy playing politics so he could not see the woods for the trees!
The man has spent most of his time here playing APC-SLPP mind games whilst overseeing childish vindictive acts. He has dressed himself in bogus robes whilst misdirecting U.N. policies here. He seems not to even understand his mandate here. He is more of a politician than a peacemaker.
Who knows, if Schulenburg had reached out to the relatives, he might have been able to understand the seriousness of the problem and could have used U.N. skills to effect proper reconciliation between the distraught relatives and NPRC actors.
This he could have done instead of heading to the Security Council to welcome an apology on an issue he obviously knew scant nothing about! How can someone welcome an apology rendered without first discussing with the person who was apologised to? But thatís Schulenburg for you; the smoke and mirrors man busy promoting a load of superficial nonsense than helping Sierra Leoneans as we tackle Sierra Leoneís real problems.
As for the other so-called diplomats...
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