Developing nations have similar kinds of problems and that's why this headline caught my attention: Beyond Building Bridges And Good Roads
It's not about Sierra Leone but I'm sure that the same thoughts occur to you as you relate the headline and some of the contents of that article to the much talked about Sierra Leone government's infrastructure accomplishments. Building bridges and good roads is not the be all and end all of Sierra Leone's development but it is a development that we cannot do without because what there was of Sierra Leone's infrastructure was severely damaged during the protracted civil war
Should the APC government get a second term, we are to suppose that infrastructure development will continue (and so it would too with an SLPPP government, for sure) and what else?
One cannot overemphasise the importance of education as a priority.
In the early eighties, when Ambrose Ali was the governor of the then Bendel State , he devoted 50% of the state budget to EDUCATION - and up till today, that part of Nigeria is reaping the benefits.
Ditto with the late great Chief Obafemi Awolowo who introduced free education in Nigeria
Nigerians are still reaping the benefits, even if the surge in education has also led to some brain-drain, since people tend to look for greener pastures when they do not find such at home......
Education for most of us started at the primary school level; it is there that the foundations are laid. This means that the primary school teacher is a very important human being. Here you can see the importance of the primary school teacher by the salary such a teacher is paid.....