The decade civil war in Sierra Leone and its attendant massive destruction dealt seriously on the socio-economic fabric of the country. During the war period, about 80% of the youth joined the Revolutionary United Front/Armed Forces Revolutionary Council rebellion and steadily participated in the heinous activities of the rebels. Some of these youth were forcefully conscripted and in most cases injected with narcotic drugs in order to carry out instructions of all violent forms against innocent civilians, thereby unleashing terror.
Against all odds Sierra Leone is making a staggered change from the doldrums of a decade civil war through peace, good governance and democratization to laying a true foundation for the country’s development. When Sierra Leone achieved Independence on 27th April 1961 the country was alive and kicking. The country was indeed a bustling community. The political landscape expressed in the political economic, social and cultural institutions were in full operation with little to complain about. Importantly, life was alright for the average citizen.