Sierra Leone has just ended her 47th Independence anniversary. But what are the expectations of ordinary Sierra Leoneans after the celebrations? Our reporter Saidu Bah went about the streets of Freetown to sound the views of ordinary people on the issue…
I do not understand the meaning of independence for Sierra Leone because the country is still dependent on her colonial master for day to day running of the state. But my expectation for this post-independence era is for better changes in the current deplorable status of the country. Developments at grassroots level and the change of attitude of stakeholders are my greatest expectations.
My expectations are very high for this post-independence era as I wish to see the Bumbuna project completed for effective and none interruption of power supply; commencement of the long awaited Lungi-Freetown bridge to ease transportation constraints for travelers abroad. It is also my dream forimprovement in the health and education sectors.
The post-independence era in Sierra Leone has left this country in absolute poverty, because the legacies left by our colonial master are not maintained…The government is expected to put all modalities in place to implement developmental programmes that can improve the welfare of the ordinary man.
My expectation towards this post-independence era is for rapid development of our schools, health centres and government infrastructures, and also to build the capacity of the people to enable them contribute to national development. I hope to see change of attitude from top to bottom so that people can rely on the current leadership.
I only arrived in the country from Mali to celebrate the country’s Independence last week. My expectation towards this post-independence era in Sierra Leone starts with the provision of food, shelter, and health deliveries so that the ordinary people can afford to make use of them, considering the hunger and poverty in the country. I would also like the business community to be providing micro-credits to poor people. I want women’s issues also need to be addressed to empower them so that they can undertake developmental programmes that will seek their welfare.