DEATH OF A NATION:
Those who prefer to ignore the lessons of history are bound to suffer the ills of its consequences.
And that is the problem right there for many Sierra Leoneans!
You don’t need to be an expat chronicler on the ravages of debauched democracy to understand that the APC government is a veritable cult built on blood and lies and flowering on coercion and deception.
CORRUPTION is just a neat garment for this collection of people who have continued to grow fat on the land while our nation sickens and dies.
The bizarre irony is planted in the NEEDLESSNESS of the endless suffering endured by the masses who still seem to believe in the ghoulish quality of democracy being served to them in the form of political speeches painted with vain promises and laced with lies.
To understand the roots of APC’s malfeasance, one needs look no further than its founding father- Siaka Money Bandaylay Stevens- a manipulative megalomaniac machinery who set the cloudy tone and erected the foundations for future scroungers in the APC to thrive on. He lived on the mantra of MONEY (wusai dem tie cow…) and the perpetuation of IGNORANCE (dem say Bailor Barrie…..). It took him years of dedicated Machiavellian machination to dismantle an enviable educational system starting from our highest institution of learning down to our railway transportation. Then he surrounded himself with “COWS” who grazed on the country with disdain. He proceeded to slaughter good honest men who warned him off or challenged his excesses. Straight-talking patriots like Ibrahim Bash Taqui, Mohamed Sorie Fornah, and Governor Sam Bangura.
For their forthrightness, many men were hanged, decapitated and acid-ed!
Decades following that ignoble era the APC has not changed colour or direction. If Siaka Stevens killed scores by hanging, the criminal inefficiency and corruption that ballooned under successive APC governments resulted in thousands of rebel massacres and tens of thousands of Ebola deaths including the loss of some of our best doctors and nurses, putting a hole in the heart of a healthcare system that may take decades to recover.
The real tragedy is that all rational attempts to reverse this negative trend and install sanity in the system is met with inexplicable resistance and outright barbarism by those who flourish on the death of our nation.
AN EXAMPLE ON THE LIST OF APC CRIMINALITIES AGAINST OUR NATION!
The unjustifiable sacking of Mayor Saa Emerson lamina, exactly one year ago today, is one of the greatest injustices committed against the Kono people by this corrupt APC cabal!
It could be recalled that in 2012 Mayor Lamina was voted into office with a landslide majority, defeating the father of Diana Konomanyi, the long-serving town clerk of Koidu city council.
Saa Emerson Lamina scored 165 votes while Diana’s father, F.D. Konomanyi was whipped with 8 votes. It is hard to think of an electoral humiliation on such a scale against someone who had everything to back him up.
When Diana became minister the Mayor became a target!
And the move to unseat the very popular “people’s mayor” was reported to have got the blessings of the president himself.
By depriving the Kono district (and indeed the Sierra Leone nation) of the services of such an intelligent hardworking exemplary leader Diana Konomanyi and her APC caboodle inflicted one of the worst wounds against natural justice and national hope.
The only crime committed by this dynamic young man was to dream high, stand up straight for his people and for justice against an international mining conglomerate (OCTEA) that was bankrolling the APC operatives while impoverishing the Kono peole and damaging their land.
When they failed to buy the Mayor’s honesty they hunted him down on fake allegations that they couldn’t prove, even with the crooked tools of their own skewed system.
It is such a shame that ours is a country where good men like Mayor Lamina can be so unceremoniously kicked aside while people like Karamo Kabba who go around insulting the mothers of the Kono people are made to jump from ministry to ministry like one would skip a bowl of goat soup for “sakpa” at a friend’s birthday party. And the crime of the people? Speaking out against those who had made their city a no go area by digging around it and flooding their homes.
It is a shame that such a promising youngman as Mayor Lamina could be treated in such a criminal fashion without reason or merit.
It is such a head-lowering shame that our nation can stand aside and let this kind of thing happen like nothing took place.
THIS IS WHERE A NATION BEGINS TO DIE!
This is how THE FUTURE is killed even before it is born!
This is how we destroy ourselves while we sit and blame God for not giving us the things we need!
There is a disabling odour of collective criminal complacency whenever good men are left to languish alone in the pursuit of national goals or ethical ends.
It is really pathetic that the majority of us are yet to reach that level of consciousness that would prevent our rogue politicians from uprooting the healthy seedlings off our land and choking them out at will!
In a more conscious society the DASTARDLY INJUSTICE inflicted upon Mayor Lamina would have been enough of a catalyst to send the perpetrators (and the government they represent) ignominiously crashing into political oblivion.
My hope is that the people of Kono will understand the greater implications of what has been done to their elected Mayor and our elected Vice President, and take the right actions in the election booths!
And so should all Sierra Leoneans, for the countless evils that this government continues to hatch out in our nation.
– millions of “kickback” dollars unaccounted for, in exchange for painted Chinese buses
– fake FLY SALONE cesspool of an airline adventure that dented the national image
– 15 million dollar Ebola Awujor money that disappeared never to reappear
– the trashing of our revered FBC, leaving students to hop and crawl up and down that long meandering hill like forest frogs
– spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to chatter a plane and fly to New York to dance like heartless clowns even when they were preaching “AUSTERITY” to us and imposing a “financial emergency” on us.
– a fake Bumbuna project that keeps swallowing millions of debt dollars and producing nothing but dark smoke
– the stripping of Sierra Rutile of all “governmental shares” (zero cent) while the APC appointed MD has stuffed up so much money in his pockets that he is now traversing the country boasting of enough dollars to buy the presidential seat to house his own buttocks.
– the phony ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION which is one of the worst camouflages in the history of kleptomaniac rule, with the head of that bogus body doing so “well” to protect his thieving clan that he was rewarded with a key ministry and christened to go ahead to campaign for the highest seat in the land.
Does anybody has the space to list the ills of this government that tries to fool us using “ROADS” as an excuse and piling up millions of dollars in debt for generations yet to come?
Don’t they realise that the people are beginning to understand that the so-called ROAD PROJECT is nothing but a convenient conduit for siphoning money into their private coffers?
HOW CAN A GOVERNMENT THIS STEEPED IN INJUSTICE AND LOOT ever stand the presence of an honest God-fearing man like Mayor Emerson Aiah Lamina, the HOPE OF A FUTURE CLEAN NATION?
This nation is not yet dead!
It is a nation that will refuse to die!
It is a nation that will not be killed by rogues!
Our collective destiny may be delayed but it can never be destroyed!
Mayor Emmanuel Aiah Lamina,
THANK YOU for proving to all that not every Sierra Leonean is a bendable crook!
THANK YOU for refusing to sell our people, even when the price was hiked!
THANK YOU for fearlessly standing up for fairness, at the worst of times!
IT IS BECAUSE OF MEN LIKE YOU THAT THE HOPE STILL LIVES ON!
AND WILL LIVE ON FOREVER!!!