Outlook With Michealla Fofana
The call to change of attitude initiated by President Ernest Bai Koroma in 2007 was a bold step to change the behavioural lifestyles of Sierra Leoneans in their different fields of endaevour.
The call to change was to every quarter, district, township, offices, hospital, funeral home, school, college, etc. The need to change our attitude is very important as bad habits have are drowning the progress of our country.
I was in a particular Government office yesterday to do some business (don’t ask me what business), and to my greatest surprise I was embarrassed by the way a senior Government official talked and addressed the issue.
It is now time that people know that they are in offices, be it Government or private, to deliver and serve people and not to talk or discourage the people they are supposed to serve.
This change must be inculcated by every individual in all spheres of live all over the country.
The good of change is that it affects everyone, the old bad habits should pass and give space to new positive ones to grow and flourish.
As law abiding citizens it is our responsibility to help to correct one another peacefully and with the desire to teach.
I have noticed that most times passengers have misunderstanding with the drivers and their apprentices and this most times leads to confrontations.
The problem is that there is less patience and non correctable attitude among us. We correct each other with anger and very soon this leads to arguments and angers flare up and soon we have fights.
Our attitude to elders should be respectful and customary; our relationship with one other should be decent and nationalistic and not selfish and self-centered. The interest of the nation should be our first priority.