The most daunting and critical challenges our nation faces today is the energy sector, which is the engine of economic growth for any modern society. The government of President Koroma, almost five years later, has not sufficiently delivered the expanded coverage needed to increase access to electricity in the rural communities and across the country.

(Photo: Mohamed C Bah, author)

The poor state of electricity is a serious obstacle to local industrialization, access to job opportunities for the youths and the medical readiness of the health care sector. It is a shame that we, as a nation, has not turn around an aging problem to better serve our communities and transform Sierra Leone into a self-sufficient energy nation.