From Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown

Parleying with Government - Good Initiative in Sierra Leone!
By Dr Sylvia Olayinka Blyden
Jun 14, 2010, 14:48

I confess I was not enthusiastic when I first heard about it. This Government is so used to carrying out gimmicks and tricks on the innocent populace that I was sceptical.

However, listening and watching last Saturday June 12th 2010ís Live Programme as it was well handled by H.E. President Ernest Koroma, Hon. Speaker Abel Stronge and Hon. Chief Justice Umu Hawa Tejan-Jalloh, I really have nothing to say except to heartily congratulate the Government for the good initiative of bringing ordinary citizens from all over the country to meet and ask questions of Heads of the three arms of Governments.

I am not sure of the credibility behind the process of how the 200 invited guests were selected to attend but the event came across to me as not stage-managed. The three Heads of arms of Government certainly were spontaneously grilled with tough questions that they handled pretty well.

It was a successful event and surely Ms. Khadija Sesay deserves the promotion as announced. Congrats to all participants!

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