From Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown

Sierra Leone: Ernest Koroma Will Leave a Strong IMC
By Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, OOR
Jun 30, 2015, 17:05

USA’s first black President has stated that: “Africa doesn’t need strongmen, it needs strong institutions”. 

Barack Obama meant that if modern Institutions are working well in an African country, that country does not need a Dictator to ensure law and order prevails.

Sierra Leone Independent Media Commission (IMC) is a very important institution as the media can make or break a land. However, former SLPP government left behind a very dysfunctional IMC in 2007.


After many years of suffering malaise of rotten IMC, President Koroma this year took the bull by the horns and has irreversibly built a truly functional and truly independent IMC for the first time in this country!


Going by amazing strides a revamped IMC institution has been taking in first half of this year, I can safely state that one of the legacies of Koroma’s Presidency will be that whilst he inherited a totally messed-up and dysfunctional IMC media regulator, he left behind a fully functional one enjoying confidence of citizens.


His Excellency the President now needs to ensure IMC gets due funding from this capable government.

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