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Wilkinson Road: Why are we treated like dirt in our own country?

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

We have complained again and again about the way and manner the Chinese railway is going about construction on the Congo cross and Wilkinson road project. We have said time again that these particular Chinese people are treating the citizens of this country as if they are unworthy, less than human beings and downright despicable.[…]

Mr President end the violence now

Monday, September 12th, 2011

We said last week that the government had to do more to curb the rising political violence in the country, and also that the confidence on the impartiality and professionalism of the police was waning. We do not profess to be sages but it seems what we most feared is now being trumpeted all around.[…]

Break down of trust

Friday, September 9th, 2011

In just over two years ago we saw the breakdown of confidence and trust in the Police. Residents of Lungi rioted and practically drove the police from their community. This was when most of us heard for the first time the term MAC-P (pronounced Mark-Pee) which means Military Assistance to Civilian Police. This was as[…]

We are not convinced

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

The President has spoken they say and we should all now wait for the results. However while we do not wish in any way to go against or cast aspersions on the presidency, we are however not comfortable with the way and manner the investigations into the incidences of violence are being directed. We have[…]

Traffic Boss must shut it!!!

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Last Friday was a hectic day in itself and the usual heavy traffic being the first Friday after Ramadan was expected. Along with at least eight funerals at Kissy road cemetery alone, it was no joke going through Kissy road and back into town especially with the compliments of the heaven crying bitterly, maybe for[…]

Towards a national conference

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

We have said before that we truly support a national conference where the people of this country can freely discuss ideas on the way forward. Indeed we reiterate here that we are surprised that such a laudable venture is now being swept under the carpet and those in the presidency do not seem to see[…]

Towards a permanent date for Presidential elections

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

As the debate for the elections warms up the issue of when the elections will be held has again come up. This is because of the somewhat roundabout way in which the date for the elections is decided. In the case of the general or parliamentary elections it is the President who announces the date[…]

Towards a national conference

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

The talk about a national conference seems to be dying now after the messy 50ieth anniversary celebrations. The idea was to have a national dialogue where a couple of pressing issues will be examined on a broad and national basis as opposed to the partisan politically skewed debates that have been raging of late. It[…]

What about our own constitutional referendum?

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

The 2007 elections was supposed to have been held alongside a constitutional referendum which should have ushered in badly needed constitutional reforms. However what seemed to be an attempt to present one version and have another version passed into law saw the whole process collapsing. Since those proposals were shelved, nothing more has been heard[…]

Gaddafi’s fall: A lesson

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

As the battle for the Libyan capital Tripoli rages on, there are a few lessons that our politicians must learn. But firstly we have said before that while we do not support the international community’s stance on supporting a dissident group to over throw a legitimate government (on matters of principle) yet we are not[…]