Six years after eleven years of madness it seemed as if nothing is being learnt, as the spate of violence nowadays is recurring.
What border me most is the fact that people are anticipating more violence if the present socio-political trend continues.
What is actually happening? Are we short-sighted or what? Or are we forgetting that the survivals of the madness might be the victims of the next.
Recently an okada driver was brutally slaying along the Bo Kenema high-way and on Monday a driver of a fish truck who was plying the same route during ungodly hours in the morning reported that he came across a wooden barricade erected by armed robbers.
In diamondiferous Tongo field All Peoples Congress’ (APC) supporters went berserk and vowed to kill some youth which they alleged were uttering words against the APC and it supporters.
In Kenema Resident Minister East disclosed to journalists that there are series of security threats in the region. In fact he highlighted that a man tried to sneak with a catapult and a sling to the inauguration of councilors in the region by the President.
Yesterday Sierra Leone People’s Party head-office was attacked by alleged APC thugs. What is happening? Can’t we give peace a chance!
You don’t have to be a NaCSA scientist to know that peace is the basic prerequisite for development. Let’s reminisce for a moment- what accolades did the war brings- nothing but brutal images of limbs and arms hacking and a brutish and barbaric nation that manages to find its way to the twenty-first century.
Are we not yet tired to be ranked the least in the human development index? I think it time we start to map the way forward, and try to find ways that will elevate us from the decadence of backwardness and stop this kind of bestial act some called politicking.
I was listening to international news the other day when Barrack Obama condemned American hip-hop rapper Ludacris for using unpleasant words against his political opponents Hilary Clinton and John McCain. Obama’s action is a clear demonstration of civilized politics and politicking.
I can bet whatever that if it were a politician in Sierra Leone they would have glorified that song and used it as a tool to intimidate their opponent.
For God sake this is democracy and not totalitarianism let’s tried to be tolerant as best as possible.
Let’s apply the golden principle: “do unto others as you want them to do unto you” and live as peacefully citizens to develop Sierra Leone.
Remember: we are the last ones left and want ever we do it’s going to be reflective on us or our children. Lonta!
by Ophaniel Gooding