Marcella Samba Sesay, the Executive Director of Campaign For Good Governance (CGG), has highlighted that the Sierra Leone government is spending a substantial amount of money on garbage collection in five districts, namely Freetown, Makeni, Bo, Kenema, and Portloko.
She urged the government to reduce its expenditure on garbage collection by addressing the issue of street hawkers, who are the main cause of the garbage on the streets.
According to her, the money spent on garbage collection could have been used for other purposes.
Furthermore, Sesay called upon political parties to present their manifestos and communicate with the citizens through the Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone (ECSL), even though the campaign period has not yet been declared.
She then discussed the achievements of past governments, citing the Late President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah’s government, which prioritized peace, and the Former President Ernest Bai Koroma’s government, which focused on infrastructure and energy by constructing roads and providing energy.
She acknowledged that each government faced unique challenges. However, she advised political parties that they should be proactive in addressing the country’s development when they are in power.
Sesay further urged for a presidential debate, as it would inform people about the goals of political parties and their candidates.