Bio Hungry For Legacy …Wurie


Special Adviser to President Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Bio and Ambassador at large, Ambassador Chernor Bond Wurie, has stated that the President is hungry to leave behind a good governance legacy that the entire nation will appreciate and be proud of.

He disclosed that the President is determined that at the end of the day, he would have made a big difference between what has been and what he will achieve. That is why the President, he said, is scouting the world in search of development partners and investors who will help him put to reality his dream of a better Sierra Leone.

According to Amb. Wurie, the President would not be busy as a beaver if his government had met the economy and the country in a stable condition. “The President has no time to rest,” he disclosed, adding that his work would have been easier if everything was intact. But, he said, we met a broken economy overburdened with a huge debt overhang,” he said.

Thus, the President’s number one priority, he added, is to stabilize the economy, without which there will be no steady march forward to prosperity. At the same time, he said, the President is not only seeking funding for development activities but also eager to ensure that they do not fall into the wrong hands and be misused.

Amb. Wurie furthered that the President has an open door policy in his diplomatic and economic relationship with the rest of the world. As such, the Government, he went on, welcomes America, Britain, EU, China, Japan, other African countries and the rest of the world to feel free to do business with his government.

President Bio, he said, will ensure that the interests of all nations and investors doing business with Sierra Leone are protected at all times.

“What this government is fussy about is that in all relations,” he said, adding that there is a win-win situation for the government, the people and investors; unlike a situation wherein bad agreements are made that benefit only a few people.

The aim of the President, he said, is to diversify the economy so that there will be more jobs and incomes for both the people and the government. For this, the government welcomes credible investors from all over the world.

The second important priority of the President, Amb Wurie said, is his promise to fight against indiscipline, lawlessness, corruption and poverty.

On the free quality education scheme that starts today, Amb. Wurie said that many people thought it was a joke but that after today it will come to pass. He stated that the President knows all the challenges facing the programme but is confident that the programme would gradually stabilize and calls on parents to be patient as he knows what they are going through as he too is a family man.

Amb. Wurie said the President is appealing to parents to keep praying to God Almighty for guidance and protection for themselves, their children, the government and the nation as we all have a collective destiny.

For those who are trying to sabotage the government, Amb. Wurie said, they are only sabotaging themselves and their generation because the failure of government would have a proportionate impact on the nation.

Thus, he called for all Sierra Leoneans, irrespective of tribe, region and political affiliation to embrace development. “It is for the good of all of us,” he said.

He therefore urged Sierra Leoneans to adopt the philosophy of the Americans whose country comprised all races in the world but, notwithstanding, show unreserved commitment and loyalty to the American flag and ready to defend it at all times. For Sierra Leoneans to develop rapidly, he said, they must also adopt the same mentality of love and patriotism for their country.

Partisan rivalry, which he said, has torn this nation apart for a long time is not good, adding, “it is high time that we embraced each other to push the country’s development forward for the betterment of one and all.”

“That should be the common objective of all Sierra Leoneans in our quest for unity, freedom, justice and collective prosperity,” he concluded.