Ady Macauley, a prominent member of Sierra Leone’s main opposition party, the All People’s Congress (APC), has expressed strong dissatisfaction with the government’s inability to provide adequate electricity for Freetown, the capital city.

In a recent statement, Macauley said that “Freetown is once again becoming the darkest city in the world.”

Macauley criticized President Bio’s government for failing to deliver essential utility services to its citizens. He pointed out that the government has shown clear incapability in providing critical services like water and electricity.

This sentiment comes amid reports that 82% of Sierra Leone’s population is facing food insecurity, according to figures from the World Food Programme (WFP). Additionally, Sierra Leone has slipped further down the global development index, indicating worsening economic and social conditions.

The people of Sierra Leone deserve better,” Macauley asserted, calling on the APC to articulate the government’s shortcomings and offer a more effective and workable alternative. He stressed the need for the opposition party to take a stand and advocate for the rights and well-being of the Sierra Leonean people.

The lack of reliable electricity in Freetown has had severe implications for residents, affecting daily life, businesses, and overall development. Many areas experience frequent power outages, hindering economic activities and disrupting the lives of citizens who rely on electricity for basic needs.

Macauley’s criticism highlights growing frustration among the opposition and the general public over the government’s performance. As Sierra Leone facing with challenges in providing essential services and improving living conditions, there is a pressing need for effective governance and policies that prioritize the welfare of the people.

In response to Macauley’s remarks, supporters of the APC have echoed his concerns, calling for urgent action to address the electricity crisis and other pressing issues facing the country. The government, on the other hand, has yet to comment on Macauley’s statement, leaving many questioning its commitment to improving the lives of Sierra Leoneans.