President Ernest Koroma on Saturday launched the attitudinal and behavioural change campaign at the State House lawn.
In his speech, President Koroma called on all Sierra Leoneans to join him in his campaign for attitudinal change, adding that it was through this change that this country would move forward. He expressed dissatisfaction at the lawlessness and indiscipline in the country and encouraged all to deviate from such behavior, adding that he was worried over it.
Addressing guests and launching the “Know Your Leaders Handbook”, vice president Sam Sumana said the handbook represented the leadership of this country, and knowing leaders who had been serving this nation. He added that having gone through these documents to see that people who died long time ago, pictures that had been destroyed for long time because of the civil war were being revived. “Know your leaders”, he stated, represented “who we are in our environment, it represents the executives of this nation in government, legislative and the judiciary”.
The vice president maintained that the books gave history and pictures of our nation not only members of parliament but heads of diplomatic corps and heads of commissions.
He pointed out that, “the book serves as an entry point for every child of this nation who has the opportunity to go to school; it serves as an entry point for people wanting to know the history of Sierra Leone”. Sam Sumana thanked Comium telecommunications, the group of Sierra Leoneans who come together to put the book together under the leadership of Josephus Showers. Dauda Kamara Jnr gave details of the handbook and said each section had statistics of each district in terms of population, ethic background et al. Speeches were made by the minister of Presidential Affairs Alpha Kanu, head of military Sam Mboma, Civil Society Charles Mambu, minister wives’ association the Sierra Leone Police and political parties’ representatives.