Letter to editor

A letter to Mohamed Jalloh (Mohm J).

11 March 2007 at 10:36 | 489 views

Mohamed,

Your thoughts about Suma is the most extraordinary memorial that I have ever read. The details of his actions reveal a character that is difficult to appreciate. This reads like a primer that should be assigned to all up and coming officials in both developing and developed economies. I commend you for your thoughtfulness about a friend and colleague.

No, I do not believe that I ever had the opportunity to meet Suma. I had heard you talk about him and was impressed that unlike the usual bureaucrat he was a person of integrity. I would have liked to have known him.

Bill

Editor’s note:

The writer, Bill Lefes, is a retired American diplomat who once served in Sierra Leone in the early 1980s. He has extensive experience dealing with numerous African countries during his State Dept. career.

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