By Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray-(Chairman & Leader, Alliance Democratic Party (ADP)….
President Ernest Bai Koroma and his APC government are set to spend over $1Million to attend the forthcoming UN General Assembly.
Sierra Leone is still home to majority of the world’s poor irrespective of the availability of abundant human and material resources. Our country is unarguably one of the most endowed and fertile nation and one of the richest country on earth in terms of natural resources, but today, the image of the world’s most resourced rich country has been damaged by corruption, mismanagement and bad/inept leadership. The corruption level of this APC government is beyond imagination.
Our country’s resources are personalized at the expense of the people. Sierra Leone is home to abject poverty, inadequate health facilities and unemployment pervade the land and these are borne out of the failure on the part of leadership, mismanagement and corruption.
Please see the list of the fifty (50) member Sierra Leone Delegation to the 71st session of the UN General Assembly.
Office of the President (20); Office of First Lady (6); Cabinet Ministers (5), Parliament (2); Foreign Affairs (3) and UN Permanent Mission (13).
Mr. President Ernest Bai Koroma, ENOUGH of this reckless spending and blatant mismanagement of our country’s resources. Our economy is bleeding and the average Sierra Leoneans cannot afford one healthy meal a day.
I am calling on the Ministry of Finance to publicly disclose the actual cost of this trip to New York, USA for the UN General Assembly.