Government’s response to Sierra Leone Poor – Ablakwa

Mr Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa, Member of Parliament for North Tongu and Minority Ranking Member on Foreign Affairs has described Government’s response to Sierra Leone in their mudslide and flooding disaster as “poor, slow and uninspiring.”
He said the country has a proud history of supporting countries in time of distress and said Government’s “feet dragging is unimpressive and inconsistent. We’ve always been leaders, not followers.”
Mr Okudjeto said this at the maiden Volta Parliamentary outreach organized by the Governance Department of the Evangelical Presbyterian University in Ho.
He said Government’s request for the citizenry to support with clothing and other items was ‘lifeless’ and that it must show leadership by sending government’s support first before appealing to the citizenry.
Mr Okudjeto said by now, military personnel should have been sent on rescue mission and not the issuance of statements, which he said, “offered no hope.”
Nearly 400 people were confirmed dead and 600 missing after a mudslide and flooding in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown on Monday.
Source: GNA
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