Sunday October 16, 2016 - Even
as the continuing rape of the country's resources gets
exposed by the hour and Sierra Leoneans get increasingly
weary of the future, the rat and his gang have shown no
remorse, no apologetic move, nothing to indicate they
are listening to the people rather than their own
It is another day when Sierra Leoneans of the
Christian faith go to places of worship to give thanks
to the Good Lord for His mercies and to seek divine
direction in a country where life for the vast majority
is becoming unbearable by the hour - gripped in the
claws of an uncaring and thieving cabal headed by the
rat and his gang of uncaring and reckless nation
Among those who would be spoiling the picture
of a serene scene of devotion, supplication and
repentance would be the dirty rats, hobos to the core
who would be displaying their ill-gotten so-called
wealth in the faces of real and true Christians who know
that there is, within the pages of the Holy Bible
instructions that forbid stealing, violence and
dishonesty in general.
Some of the gang will even be
seen in churches reading passages from the Holy Bible
from lecterns from which they look down on their
victims. Others would be quite willing to be named in
all manner of roles that would be announced for all to
hear as Grand Chief Patrons, Grand Chief Receivers and
all manner of titles as vanity takes centre stage.
As soon as the government statement was published
admitting that the economy was in shambles, there arose
from the putrid gutter of dishonesty, lies and
licentiousness, a number of articles written by those
who feed from the droppings of the rat that all will be
well - that very soon, a new paradise will emerge from
the wreckage of the deliberate and systematic plunder of
the peoples' wealth.
Kindly recall that soon after the results of the 2007
elections were announced giving the then opposition APC
party led by one Ernest Bai Koroma the right to form
the next government after more than 15 years in limbo,
there were reports of a certain document which contained
the alleged thieving acts of the outgoing SLPP government that
would be used to bring that government to book.
were those who genuinely believed and looked forward to
the revelation and prosecution of all those involved in
financial malpractices under the SLPP. As it turned out
this was the first stirrings of the massive beast of
corruption and deception to ever hit Sierra Leone.
Nothing was ever heard of that report again because it
provided an avenue for the incoming Koroma government on
just how to improve upon the use of the wrecking ball to
bring the country's economy to its knees.
One concerned Sierra Leonean
Francis Kaifala is
quoted in the AWOKO newspaper thus -
"The recent austerity measures under taken by the
government of Sierra Leone to salvage the drowning
economy has led to criticism from members of the public
and civil organizations in Sierra Leone as most believe
weak economic policies are the main cause.
Lawyer Francis Ben Kaifala is the Director of policy and
recruitment in the Renaissance Movement in Sierra Leone
and in an exclusive interview with this medium explained
about their views on the austerity measures and its
disadvantages to the economic situation.
“The austerity measures will not address the overall
economic woes of sierra Leone, I think what the measures
will do is to provide savings and liquidity to the
government but it does not address the issue of
inflation, increase of price of commodities in the
market, address the balance of trade deficit, that has
led to the Leones depreciating to dollar.
It does not
address water, electricity supply; it does not address
self-sufficiency so that we can reduce on the high rate
Kaifala stated that “we are in this economic mess
because government became arrogant; they feel like they
have a popular support so they can do anything and get
away with it. They have not been listening to advice
whether national or international”, he furthered that
the APC led government has done lot of things including
weak economic decisions and policies that are wrong and
has led us to this situation."
You only have to take a good look at
all his close associates that he has put in places where
there's money to be made and you would realise, much to
the horror of those who care about Sierra Leone that the
rat and his kitchen cabinet are interested in one and
only one thing - stealing from the coffers of state.
All his promises that his government
will ensure that there are no sacred cows and that he
would pursue a zero-tolerance for corruption are now
seen to be not only hollow but a badge of the
triple-tongued misfortune that is personified in the rat
at State House.
Why, the smoke and mirrors rat even
went as far as to say that those who fed fat on the
misery of the Ebola curse would be playing around with
what he called "blood money" but then even though the
Auditor General's report showed the massive and free for
all looting that was encouraged from State House as
Sierra Leoneans tried to cope with the ravages of the
disease, no one was held to account and instead what we
saw was the so-called Majority Leader of Parliament
publicly engaged in a battle with the Anti Corruption
Commission over who should be held to account.
The Anti Corruption Commission, a body
that is legally set up to look into such revelations as
found in a public document, instead of hauling the
RASSin Bundu beast in the shape of man to court and
charging him with the offence of interfering with the
work of the Commission relented and allowed evil to win
This even though the Parliamentary
Accounts Committee admitted that their report on the
stealing of the Ebola funds should not be a deterrent to
any organisation or body taking the necessary steps that
would bring the alleged thieves and plunderers to
The Anti Corruption Commission as
compromised as Parliament to serve the rat rather than
the people, has not made any move in this area of
holding the thieves to account in the face of the
glaring revelations contained in the Auditor General's
the mismanagement of the Ebola fund.
The police headed by another slave of
the rat did nothing either.
The so-called ambulances are still
there rotting away, the "drugs" and other fake oddities
allegedly bought to combat the killer disease are all
rotting away and in the view of all Sierra Leoneans.
This gave rise to accusations that the
rat allowed the disease to spread and kill so that he
and his cabal will be there to benefit from it all - the
blood money - and as all Sierra Leoneans can now
observe, it was all a smoke and mirrors ploy to increase
the money flow in the battle that would be siphoned into
the pockets of the rat and his associates.
Many hard working and
long-suffering Sierra Leoneans
who have been watching the manipulations of the rat and
his cabal to rob the people blind were not surprised
when State House was forced to admit in a statement made
public that the economy was in a freefall, going
downwards as corruption was legalised under a
compromised Judiciary and Parliament.
Even though it is a legal requirement
that all holders of public positions declare their
assets on taking up a job and doing annual reports on
their assets, no one has been held to account for
failing to do so which is an offence under the Anti
Corruption Act now in force.
MPs have refused to comply.
Ministers and their deputies have
refused as have heads of government departments,
agencies and other government agencies.
They all point to the fact that the
rat at State House has refused to make public his assets
even though the Anti Corruption Commission still has to
assure the public that the rat has been complying with
the provisions of the Act.
The reports of the three main
Commission of Inquiry set up by the National Provisional
Ruling Council, the NPRC led by one Captain Valentine
Strasser and his deputy who ousted him one Julius Maada
Bio are worth reading to grasp the extent to which
nation wreckers are willing to go in the exploitation
and looting of state resources.
They are the Mrs Justice Laura
Marcus-Jones Commission of Inquiry, the Justice Lynton
Nylander Commission of Inquiry and the
Beccles Davies Commission of
If the government of the rat can still
continue to vigorously pursue the same ills exposed in
these reports, then Sierra Leoneans are in for a rough