From Awareness Times Newspaper in
THE PRESIDENT CAN TAKE IT
By PUAWUI…DR. SAMA BANYA
Oct 8, 2010, 11:02
His Excellency will open another session of Parliament this morning; from past experience much of it will be devoted to a review of the government’s achievements, the constraints that it has experienced and then the programme for the next twelve month, or shall we say for the remaining two years of its tenure. One mistake that political supporters of Presidents make is the belief that heads of state being omnipotent never put their foot wrong. Everything done is praised in superlative terms even where the reality on the ground tells a different story. This has been more conspicuously demonstrated since his Excellency Ernest Bai Koroma assumed the mantle of head of state three years ago. To his supporters everything he has touched has automatically turned into gold. Absolutely no one has had the effrontery to say to the young man even in private that some actions need to be reviewed. Those of us in the opposition party whose duty it is not only to highlight such weaknesses, but to criticize them as the results of inefficiency and inability are described with unprintable adjectives.
|DR. SAMA BANYA|