Accountability in Sierra Leone

In the wake of flooding and mudslides this month that left at least 300 dead and more than 1,000 homeless in Sierra Leone, columnist Elkass Sannoh sees one clear culprit: a “blind and deaf government.”

Neglect of technology and lack of funding for the Meteorological Department fit a pattern of government failure, Sannoh argues, including an inadequate response to the Ebola outbreak and its aftermath, and a “senseless” civil war.

“Until we stop faulting God for our repeated failures and put accountability at the center of governance,” Sannoh writes, “our collective story won’t change for the better.”

Source: Concord Times (Freetown)

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