AWARENESS TIMES
Sierra Leone News & Information

State House | Press Union | Lumley Beach | AllAfrica | SL-Web

www.awarenesstimes.com

  Giving Knowledge to the People
welcome to sierra leone's premier news source
Last Updated: Jul 13th, 2017 - 18:03:35 
Front Page 
 
 NEWS
 Breaking News
 Local News
 Politics
 Photo News
 Video News
 
 EDITORIALS
 
 FROM OUR TEAM
 
 COMMENTS & OPINIONS
 Moiie's Column
 
 SPECIAL REPORTS
 Afsatu Kabba
 
 FEATURES
 
 ENTERTAINMENT
 
 PROFILES
 Role Models
 Awareness Lady
 Common Man
 
 THE ECONOMY
 
 NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
 Special Messages
 Legal Matters
 Obituaries
 
 PAID SUPPLEMENTS
 
 ADVERTISEMENTS
 
 SATIRE
Search


Published online by
Sylvia Blyden Dot Com

17 Garrison Street,
Freetown,
Sierra Leone.
Tel: +232-77-772001
Tel: +232-88-321000
Tel: +232-76-350077
Tel: +232-30-321001
Email:
editor@news.sl
Website:
www.awarenesstimes.com

NEWS : Local News  

Sierra Leone News : As Reverend Kabbs-Kanu proves just superb in highlighting Global Peace Index…. Sierra Leone is Most Peaceful W/African State
By
Jul 13, 2017, 17:10
Email this article
 Printer friendly page

Your timeliness of the news of the Global Peace Index is a master blaster... Indeed last year we (Sierra Leone) were the 43rd most peaceful worldwide. This year, Sierra Leone jumped upwards to become the 39th most peaceful worldwide and the Number One destination in West Africa for Peace. Sierra Leone is now the fastest growing Tourism destination in the World and the most peaceful in the entire West Africa.

 

Please see below of this edition for analysis of Reverend Kabbs-Kanu.


Sierra Leone ranked the most peaceful country in West Africa by the 2017 Global Peace Index—-And the third most peaceful in Africa

 

By KABS KANU :


This is another piece of  news about Sierra Leone that unpatriotic citizens and detractors of the Government , who want to continue damaging the image of their own country internationally, would not love to hear.

 

Only few weeks ago, the  United Nations World Tourism Organisation adjudged Sierra Leone the world’s fastest-growing travel destination.

 

Now, the country  has been ranked  the most peaceful nation in West Africa and the third most peaceful country in Africa by the Global Peace Index Sierra Leone and Ghana had the highest ranking of all West African countries, with Sierra Leone placed 39th out of 163 nations studied while Ghana is positioned 43rd. The countries were ranked according to their levels of peacefulness. According to the Executive Summary of the index, “This report presents the most comprehensive data-driven analysis to-date on trends in peace, its economic value, and how to develop peaceful societies. “

 

In all Africa, only Mauritius ( 22nd) and Botswana ( 27th) ranked above Sierra Leone. 

 

 

The GPI  states that “ The report also assesses the trends in peacekeeping and militarisation, including a cost/benefit analysis highlighting the positive economic benefits from early peacebuilding interventions. The results of the 2017 GPI find that the global level of peace has slightly improved this year by 0.28 per cent, with 93 countries improving, while 68 countries deteriorated….Peace has slightly improved this year by 0.28 per cent, with 93 countries improving, while 68 countries deteriorated. Iceland remains the most peaceful country in the world, a position it has held since 2008. It is joined at the top of the index by New Zealand, Portugal, Austria, and Denmark, all of which were ranked highly in last year’s GPI. There was also very little change at the bottom of the index. Syria remains the least peaceful country in the world, preceded by Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan, and Yemen. “

 

Significantly, the index reports  that peacefulness in sub-Saharan Africa deteriorated to its worst levels since 2008, but still Sierra Leone and Ghana were able to score among of the most peaceful countries in the world. “Access to small arms, military expenditure and the deterioration of UN peacekeeping funding,” were blamed for the deterioration of peace in  sub-Saharan Africa.

 

What the index took into account were each country’s perceptions of criminality, homicide, incarceration, access to weapons, violent crime, and police terror.


Also, “The report’s Positive Peace research tackles a central issue facing policymakers – understanding what causes societies to transition from one state of peace to another. The research shows that over the last decade, the defining characteristic of countries that have transitioned to more or less peaceful states has been their performance on Positive Peace. The analysis finds that different factors become more important at differing stages. In low-peace environments, the factors that matter the most are related to Well-Functioning Government, Low Levels of Corruption, Acceptance of the Rights of Others and Good Relations with Neighbours. In these settings, security and rule of law are the most important factors within the Well-Functioning Government Pillar. For countries at the midlevel of peace, Free Flow of Information and Sound Business Environment rise in importance. In order for countries to rank at the top of the GPI they must score well on all eight Pillars of Positive Peace, underlying the systemic nature of Positive Peace. Finally, the Pillar related to Low Levels of Corruption is strongly significant across all stages of peacefulness, showing that regardless of the peace of a country, it is an important transformational factor for both development and peace.This is important to emphasise, as corruption is the least measured Pillar of Peace in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets – only three of the 169 SDG targets relate to corruption”.

 

As the President Ernest Koroma Government begins to wind up the final term of the President , the magnificent rankings  the country has enjoyed from the IMF, the World Bank (On the economy ), the  United Nations World Tourism Organisation on  tourism and the GPI on peace authoritatively answer the critics of the President and the government that Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has fared fairly  excellently in power, contrary to the foolish , biased and unlearned  analyses of the president’s tenure often provided by hired media hoodlums parading as journalists and political commentators .Indeed, “Well-Functioning Government, Low Levels of Corruption, Acceptance of the Rights of Others and Good Relations with Neighbours “ are among  the characteristics of good governance in any society and the point has been clearly made that President Koroma has excelled in these departments. 

 

As this newspaper, COCORIOKO  has often said, in the world in which we live today , propaganda against well-functioning governments by acolytes of power-hungry politicians and divisive elements in the society will not flourish unanswered for long because there are objective and unbiased international monitoring institutions also following up the socio-economic and political trends in the country and their reports often exonerate governments.These reports prove once again that even the best or the most highly -reckoned journalist or socio-political commentators  can produce flawed, erroneous and biased analyses about the performance of a leader or government, as has been proved many times in Sierra Leone during the presidency of Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma.

 

These impressive rankings have also demonstrated that infrastructural developments, one of the high points of the President Koroma leadership,  are not the only achievements of the All People’s Congress ( APC ) Government, as often contended by the President’s detractors. The Government has scored good marks in the economic, governance , tourism and peace sectors.


© Copyright by Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Top of Page

Latest Headlines
NEWS
APC & SLPP MPs Approve 3 Cities to Enjoy Water Supply
Sierra Leone News : Siaka Stevens Hall In Kamakwie, Karene District, North Western Province, Will Host Children From Across Sierra Leone At This Year’s Annual General Meeting Of The Children’s Forum Network
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Hosts Afreximbank
EDITORIALS
Sierra Leone: Why Always Port Loko? Why? Why?
$200,000 AFCOM Scandal: Why VP Foh Must Be Very Careful
Front Page Editorial Advise... Tiffy Tiffy AFCOM's $200,000 Fake VSAT Contract & Hon VP Foh
FROM OUR TEAM
Sierra Leone: Unwrapping Yasmin Jusu Sheriff
COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Women, shame and dress code in Sierra Leone
Minister Mohamed Bangura is a Public Relations Disaster
FLASHBACK: Jubilation 18 Years ago when Lome Peace Accord was Signed
SPECIAL REPORTS
Sierra Leone Cabinet Minister Calls On Police to Investigate Conspiracy to Defraud Donor Funds
FEATURES
The Renaissance of Sierra Leone through the lenses of Attitudinal and Behavioural Change
Towards a modernised education system which can meet the challenges and opportunities of our future
Sierra Leone Social Welfare Deputy Calls Up Bizarre Press Conference
ENTERTAINMENT
No articles available.
PROFILES
OJU Wilson - Your contribution to the Human Rights Struggle and the Rule of Law will never be forgotten
Sierra Leone Politics : Alhaji Osman Foday Yansaneh, a Muslim Steering an all-inclusive APC Secretariat
TRIBUTE TO DR. V R WILLOUGHBY
THE ECONOMY
No articles available.
NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
REACTION! REACTION! REACTION!
African Union endorses major new initiatives to end AIDS
DISCLAIMER !!!!!! 2 years old Child refused Help
PAID SUPPLEMENTS
No articles available.
ADVERTISEMENTS
No articles available.
SATIRE
SATIRE: Question: What is this rabbit laughing hysterically about???
RETRACTION!!

Copyright © 2005 - 2010, Awareness Times Sierra Leone; All Rights Reserved.
Hosted & Designed by West Africa Dot Net