For the past two decades, human and socio-economic developments in Pujehun District
had not been paramount on the priority agenda of the current leadership but we will
not concern ourselves with past priorities. Presently, we stand in one accord to
demonstrate that through collective action the comprehensive and transformative development
of all sectors of Constituency 103, Pujehun District will be a reality achieved through
sustainable Community Partnership. The potential promise of Pujehun deserves A New
Leadership for a Brighter Future to ensure the cultivation and nurturing of an enabling
environment for the implantation of the following proposed actions:
1. Good Governance & Civic Involvement: Our democracy is guided by a constitution
and as public servants, we have a sworn duty to recognize, acknowledge and discharge
our duties. We affirm that every citizen is a stakeholder to the governing laws,
and are entitled to function under the tenets of Unity, Freedom and Justice. We will
work to create job opportunities that will afford sustainable economic growth and
2. Capacity Building: There is evidence that our nation is challenged by inadequate
professional capacity to fill vacancies. We will make concerted efforts to limit
the amount of expatriates that occupy positions that can be filled by the untapped
Sierra Leonean human resources. Through an aggressive educational reform campaign,
we will work in partnership with partners and stakeholders to design and implement
steps that will begin to bridge the resource gap caused by the proverbial brain drain.
Particular focus will be given to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineer, Arts and
Mathematics) to ensure the creations of an equipped and competitive work force.
3. Accountability, Responsibility & Transparency: As public servants, we are obligated
to inform the citizens of actions that impact their lives and livelihood; as such,
we will promptly identify and rectify any missteps that infringe upon the rule of
law and/or threatens the culture of Good Governance and Civic Involvement. We will
establish mechanisms that encourage citizen engagement in all relevant matters.
4. Commonsense Legislature for Investment Opportunities: Our nation is endowed with
natural resources but the rightful beneficiaries have yet to fully appreciate the
revenues generated from their exploration. The Sierra Leonean citizenry must be well-represented
during negotiations with foreign investors; as such, we will design, introduce, implement
and enforce legislature that protects the potential revenue from the exploration
of the nation’s natural resources.
5. Culture of Maintenance: We have not done a good job with the nation’s infrastructure.
Health facilities, Roads, Bridges, Waterways, Energy and Power have not received
focused attention since their construction – this neglect (government and civic)
has impacted the socio-economic environment of the nation. We will introduce strategic
and tactical plans to ensure the proper maintenance of nation’s infrastructure to
ensure longevity and sustainability.
6. Gender Inclusion: Our nation is rich in cultural and traditional beliefs, which
often marginalizes approximately 60% of the nation’s population. We will establish
an inclusive climate that gives due deference to the established norms but aggressively
promotes Youth and Gender Empowerment in education, entrepreneurship, and community
7. Fiscal Responsibility: The current legislatures that endears loss of tax revenues
to expatriate communities, inequitable foreign investments and tax holidays, all
subject the people to insurmountable foreign debt. We will design, negotiate, implement
and enact legislature that will ensure foreign debt reduction and reliance on the
loan conditions of international financial institutions.