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Last Updated on Thursday, 19 August 2010 21:57
POLITICIZING A NATIONAL TRAGEDY FOR WHATEVER REASON IS CRUEL AND UNGODLY
Some of the articles being written by Sierra Leoneans on this Ebola disaster are very unfortunate, especially coming from people you would want to call "educated" , because of the letters behind their names ( Though we know that paper qualifications and education are two different things ). The writers are not expressing any sensitivity to the suffering of our people. This Ebola issue is becoming a political theatre for callous and godless people to expatiate their political proclivities. It is a shame, but also, it is tragic.
I continue to share the grief and sorrow of all citizens hailing from Kailahun. May God intervene once again and deliver the region from evil. They are a hardworking, progressive and productive people. They provide a very significant amount of the food products and cash crops that help to feed our nation and also bring in hard-earned foreign exchange and revenue. They have also provided some of the brightest minds in the nation, people who have contributed immensely to the development of the nation. They are very good and progressive citizens, as well as being among the most peaceful and law-abiding people in the country.
However, because they live by Sierra Leone's borders with Liberia and Guinea, the inhabitants of Kailahun are vulnerable to many dangers. If there is war or an outbreak of any pestilence or deadly disease in our neighbouring countries, they will suffer first, given the heavy volume of cross-border traffic, cross-border human interactions and trade between them and the people of Liberia and Guinea . In all African countries, people who live by the borders take the brunt of unfortunate spillovers of wars, transnational crime and sicknesses from the other side. We have seen it in Central and Southern Africa. We have seen it in East and North Africa. The rebel war and the ongoing Ebola plague hit Kailahun first because of her location on our borders with Liberia and Guinea . Nobody deliberately planted the Ebola virus in their midst.
On Tuesday 19 August, Sierra Rutile and its major shareholder Pala Investments donated one billion Leones to help Sierra Leone in its fight against Ebola. The cheque was presented to the President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma by Sierra Rutile’s CEO John Bonoh Sisay, Non-Executive Director of Sierra Rutile, Alex Kamara and Mike Brown, the Managing Director of Pala Investments.
Speaking on behalf of Sierra Rutile, John Sisay said: “We recognise the severity of the ongoing Ebola epidemic and hope that our contribution will strengthen Sierra Leone’s efforts to beat this disease. The crisis has affected the lives and livelihood of many Sierra Leoneans and Sierra Leonean businesses and we will continue to feel the socio-economic repercussions well after the virus has been contained. We make this donation as a gesture of good faith and also to show how deeply concerned we are by the impact of this disease on our country.”
19 August 2014, Freetown: The Parliamentary Press Gallery Executive which was elected into office on 18 August 2012 to run the affairs of members has formally come to an end.
President, Elias Bangura, on behalf of the outgoing executive, thanked members for the confidence reposed in them to run the affairs of the Gallery, a task which they carried out to the best of their ability: the successes registered were only possible through the commitment and cooperation of members, including the Office of the Clerk of Parliament, and Members of Parliament.
I had told you to close the borders with Guinea. I had told you to ‘put boots on the ground to man all official and unofficial crossing points’. I had told you following the outbreak of Ebola in that country in February, but you ignored my advice. Now look at the crisis we have in our hands. Had you listened to my advice we would not be grappling with this crisis.
Now, I am offering new pieces of advice, please take them seriously. This is the emotion-evoking message Tink Salone is strenuously trying to send out to the government in its most recent press statement.
Last Friday, President Koroma recalled Health and Sanitation Minister, Miatta Kargbo, from her position to another one at the Policy Unit at State House.
For some it is better late than never, while for others it is good riddance of a woman who needs to attend a good communication school to learn the art of persuasion and to fine tune her voice of its rough edges. Hmm.
This is indeed another very sombre epoch in the history of our beloved country which we all keep crying that our good and merciful LORD intervenes in His might to rid this nation of. In this piece I shall endeavour to deliberate on what I shall consider disjointed and misguided signals in this sub regional fight against Ebola; especially our Sierra Leonean anomalies and aberration.
The Minister of Health, about two weeks ago seemed to have realized her and the government’s mistakes in our initial response to this outbreak. The sensitization efforts were beefed up in all the media and through various governmental actors, NGOs, youth and community based outlets. And after the death of Dr. Khan, his assistant and many health workers, a frenzied clarion call was made to the WHO and the international community to hasten to our aid.
DESPITE EBOLA ROADS PROJECTS ARE STILL UNDER CONSTANT MONITORING
In a bid to achieve President Koroma's dream on the agenda for prosperity, Acting Works, Housing and Infrastructure Minister, Abdul B Barrie has said that he will still continue to do constant monitoring on all the ongoing roads projects countrywide depite we are on the verge in fighting the killing Ebola disease.
He made this disclosure when he led a team of Engineers from the Sierra Leone Roads Authority over the weekend to inspect the Matotoka to Koidu road and the intownship roads in Kono city.
Mr Barrie encouraged the few International Experts who are still around, of CHICO and GUICOPRES working on the main trunk and city roads to sum up some persevearance as government is making frantic moves to eradicate this killing disease.
The Office of the Clerk of Parliament wishes to acknowledge Government’s release of the Constituency Development Fund to finance activities to enable Members of Parliament perform the leadership role at the constituency level in line with His Excellency the President’s directive in the State of Public Emergency proclaimed on 30th July, 2014.
A recent statement from the Leadership of Parliament expressed concern at the slow pace of international response to this crisis and gratitude to those partners who have offered their support. It called on all persons, institutions and communities to cooperate with public health authorities in fighting the outbreak. A few days ago, Parliament also passed the Public Health Amendment Act, 2014 to allow for enforcement of new public health regulations.