While supporters of the government say that President Bio has performed remarkably well in its first one hundred days amidst difficult circumstances, especially after inheriting a bankrupt economy from President Koroma’s APC, opposition supporters say that the government has done little to turn the economy around, promote political stability and cohesion.
But independent observers and analysts believe that it is far too early to assess the performance of President Bio’s government, which they say has spent the last three months taking stock of what the Koroma government had left behind, putting its development plans and budget together for parliamentary approval.
But last Friday, President Bio’s first budget which outlines his priorities for the next six months, was approved by the country’s parliament.
Judging by reactions, the budget seems to have generated a deep sense of hope that Sierra Leoneans will soon be enjoying much better living standards, once the economy starts growing again.
But what does the Bio government itself has to say about its first 100 days in office?
According to the report, the press conference will be addressed by Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, who will discuss some of the key achievements of the government, as well as challenges in getting the economy started again.
He is expected to use the occasion to launch the government maiden edition of its ‘New Direction Magazine’ that will be published quarterly.
The first edition will cover the government’s first 100 days. But it will also capture the views of guest writers, giving independent and alternative narratives on the government’s performance.