In January 2015, during the Ebola outbreak, I arrived in Bonthe Sherbro Island, Southern Sierra Leone, leading a team of young reporters covering districts that were recording 42 days without any Ebola case. Bonthe District was the only district that did not record a single Ebola case throughout the deadly outbreak.
Located in the Southern Province of Sierra Leone, with 32 miles long and 15 miles wide covering an area of approximately 230 square miles, Bonthe Sherbro Island is one of the areas with the greatest food insecurity and poorest access to WASH facilities in the small West African country.
Our education system in Sierra Leone has neglected public speaking, critical thinking, creative practical arts, and ethical standards from its pedagogical design. This should be a major cause for concern.
Campaign Chairman for the All People’s Congress Party (APC), John B. Sisay told supporters in Gbamgbaya Community, Imperi Chiefdom – Bonthe District that they should ‘vote in a president and not a school prefect’.