It was Grahame Green who wrote the epic tome, “the heart of the matter,” a book that became an all-time bestseller. Significantly, Grahame Green became more popular for his travelogues which provided graphic pictures of empire and British garn living in the colonies. He mentioned Freetown in one of his travel stories and made such references to City Hotel and the new Lebanese community that was growing within the colony as a separate class between the White men and Colonial Administrators and the indigenous people of this city. He painted a picture of serene town, a city full of life and leisure but nonetheless a momentous colonial outpost where white men and the Lebanese lived a joyous life at the expense of the very pliant local indigenous peoples. He made some scant references to the upcoming Creole class but never went beyond the cover of their astute Englishness as civil servants underpinning the British colonial administration.
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!