The Institute of Governance Reform has described the 2018 National Elections as a test case for the ruling APC Government, in view of the series of controversies around the processes, including serious funding challenges facing the National Electoral Commission.
See details in the governance perspective Vol VIII of the institution below.
Not so long ago in various blogs, we made the case that it is time to consider a woman president in Sierra Leone.Some people jumped all over it and thought it wrong that it does not have to be a woman, but anyone who is qualified.I could not agree with them more after the fact, but back then when I made that initial statement I did not have a specific female candidate in mind.Today I do!
When I learned that Haja Dr. Zainab Hawa Bangura may be running for the Presidency of Sierra Leone, I got even more interested in my female candidate aspirations and became more vocal in the usual social media spaces I participate in.Not because she is a woman per se, but because she is arguably, more qualified than all of the other aspirants.She just happens to be a woman!
According to UN HABITAT, a slum is an unplanned and overcrowded settlement with deplorable sanitary conditions that make it prone to diseases and natural calamities.
A slum is a heavily populated urban informal settlement characterized by substandard housing and squalor. While slums differ in size and other characteristics, most lack reliable sanitation services, supply of clean water, reliable electricity, law enforcement and other basic services. Slum residences vary from shanty houses to professionally built dwellings that because of poor-quality construction or provision of services have deteriorated into slums.