I notice that at this point your brother-in-arms the Hon. A.F-K is sadly missing in action. He is probably tired of flogging his dead horse. All along, his main point – his main doggy bone of contention has been “Where is all the money going to come from to foot the bill?” One answer is this : God will provide, O ye of little faith!
The situation is akin to Burns' poem, To a Mouse and this one verse as if addressing you and your kind in particular, to wit, Emerson's “Two-Foot Arata” :
“I’m truly sorry Man’s dominion
Has broken Nature’s social union,
An’ justifies that ill opinion,
Which makes thee startle,
At me, thy poor, earth-born companion,
As I observed in this forum at the time when the competing party manifestos were just out, and up to now, I prefer Brer Bio's more detailed plan of good intentions and of action, to what the APC put out for our perusal. At the time you were less vociferous about the SLPP's New Direction Agenda For Education - perhaps, you thought it was merely a fairy tale or wishful thinking and in that your poisoned , prejudiced and pejorative mindset although you hypocritically say , “I wish his administration well because it is a noble cause”, because of your monomaniac persistence, your relentless reservations about the possibility of success, we can only conclude that in your heart of hearts you really want the implementation of Free Education in Sierra Leone to fail , in fact to fail woefully, so that like the everlasting Tolongbo that you are , you can gloat , saying “ I told you so “ quoting in your own self defence ( Burns again)
“The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men,
Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy! “
That's why you now call the New Direction Agenda for FREE EDUCATION a “scheme”and you think that it will take a miracle, if they don't take what you believe to be the Tolongbo expert advice that you are publicly offering them, for free. How come that the APC didn't follow your specialist advice and achieve spectacular success in this sphere during the ten long years they were in power and you had their ear?
Please allow the SLPP administration to do their job. There are some very competent folk in their team and surely, they don't need permission from the likes of you in order to go ahead and accomplish what they set out to do on behalf of all of us, you too. As someone observed in another discussion, the current Sierra Leone Government is offering FREE Education, not Compulsory education …
One of my so called Tolongbo friends (“APC- to- the-bone”) has stopped talking to me or calling me because I praise the SLPP's plans for education. That's OK with me. He can go to hell for all I care and the APC with him, if they want to . I don't owe him or anyone else or any institution any money , nor have I in any way or at any time personally benefited by anything that the APC has offered or has to offer ; on the contrary didn't Pa Shaki hang my dear friend Ibrahim Taqi who used to visit me at Magburaka ? As to the veracity of this latter claim, you may ask the Hon Amadu Jalloh with whom I shared a flat at Mathura, when my first cousin Marianne Rogers-Wright was our neighbour and Mrs Jonah was the principal of Mathura. I last met the aforementioned Hon .Amadu Jalloh in Cairo, Egypt in June, 1991, when he was Sierra Leone's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia....
Yusif#08 , I don't want to quarrel with you, but please feel free to go ahead and quarrel with me if you want to, as I will only have myself to blame.
Sometimes, I just wish that some people would shut the puck up .
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