Acknowledgement Is The Beginning Of A Solution

Transparency International recently released some data which is very embarassing to Sierra Leone.

Check here to see this depressing data http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23231318 and http://cpi.transparency.org/cpi2012/results/

My take is, we have to stand up and acknowledge that these things are happening so that we can do something about it. Isn’t that what is said in therapy, acknowledge the problem you have  (whether drink or drug addiction), for that is the FIRST step in resolving it?

I hear people saying only a survey of 1000 were taken and so the report is not relevant??? Was it not the same criteria used for other countries? I guess if the results were good, the same people will have no qualms in accepting it.

If we keep burying our head in the sand, most will be drowned in the mire of corruption, if it hasn’t happened already.

You only have to read recent headlines in newspapers to corroborate this data.

I love Sierra Leone and unless something is done about this endemic corruption, the country is going no where!

Little excerpt from William Yeats “The Second Coming Poem” (Read full poem here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Second_Coming_%28poem%29)

The Second Coming

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

…..

I pray we don’t reach the point where even “The best lack all conviction.

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