The minister of Information and Communication has called on Sierra Leoneans to give additional forty-two years to the ruling All Peoples Congress party to continue to govern the country for the good of the nation.
Mohamed Bangura made the call yesterday during a press conference at his ministry in Freetown.
He said the current administration has done more than enough for the people of this country and therefore must be given adequate time like 42 more years to implement more development projects across the country and to further transform the nation for international attraction.
Bangura described the APC as serious minded government with strategic focus.
He noted that eight years is not enough to judge a government which inherited burdensome challenges, adding that road construction cut across all levels of development and therefore should be seen as a sustainable development.
He stated that Sierra Leoneans have been rescued from buying ‘Tiger Generators’ because of the electricity supply the government has provided to almost every part of the country as compared to the dark days of the country.
He disclosed that the Europeans Union has given over forty million euro to Sierra Leone free, specifically for road construction. The information minister stated that the effort of the government must be acknowledged by all and sundry irrespective of tribe or political affiliation. He concluded that previous government did little or nothing for the people of Sierra Leone.
In her key note address, the minister of Health and Sanitation, Madam Madina Rahman disclosed that over 800 volunteer Nurses across the country who participated in the fight against Ebola would soon be absorb and given pin code by the ministry and that they would start receiving salary as promised by government.
“All those who participated in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus are going to be compensated, and over 800 volunteer nurses are going to be given pink code,” she disclosed.
She noted that government was going to start the payment of all volunteer Nurses because they want people to start taking responsibility for any unprofessional act.
She explained that the Health sector was going through a robust transformation and recovery programs, adding that Kerry Town has been transformed as a professional Ebola treatment center to handle isolated cases.
The minister disclosed that the School feeding program promised by government is in progress and would be implemented with a dry ration, adding that the government was willing and ready to redeem all its promises including pre-election promises.
“The School feeding program will soon start with dry ratio because presently we are faced with challenges in getting the finance to start kick the project,” she said.
It could be recalled that in April 2014, the president in his school reopening speech promised to introduce a School Feeding program to motivate parents to send their children to School and they are still waiting for it to be implemented.
Since Sierra Leone has been declared free of the Ebola Virus twice by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the volunteer Nurses had since be calling on governments to redeem it promise to them.