In his continued effort in the implementation towards the fulfillment of his political campaign promises with regards the improvement of the road networks in the country, His Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma on Friday 30th December 2016, official launched three major road projects in Kabala, Koinadugu District.
The launching ceremony which was held at the Kabala Mini Stadium was witnessed by the Vice President, Senior Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, Traditional Leaders, Local Council and Senior Government Officials.
The three major road projects launched by His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma are the Kabala-Kurubola linking Kono District, Makakura-Yiffin linking Masingbi in the Tonkolili District and the Kabala Township roads totaling about 300 kilometers.
Officially launching the roads, President Koroma commended the people of Koinadugu District for being patient with his APC led government in his strive to effectively undertake developmental projects in the district as well as acclaimed Pavi Fort Construction Company for providing upward pre-financing on the road projects noting that with such, he has pleased to order the Minister of Finance to see that the contractor is provided with the much needed resources to finalize the roads projects on time. President Koroma appreciated Pavi Fort Construction Company for working in line with the local content policy a trend he was well pleased with and he assured local contractors of his government’s support in the road industry so as to help them compete with other international construction companies.
President Koroma also entreated the audience by outlining the importance of the district for its rich potentials in tourism and agriculture which has given him and the government the zeal and determination to affect the most needed desire in the district and that completion of the road network will enhance the potentials of the district.
Briefing the President and Stakeholders on the ongoing road projects, the Managing Director of Pavi Fort, Sahr Quee Gbondo and the CEO of Pavi Fort Alimu Barrie, acknowledged the importance of their work and that of the implementation of the local content policy in their work as they promised to work towards the completion of the project as stipulated in the project time line.
In his statement, the Director General of SLRA, Abbdul Aziz Kamara, who was filled with words of praises for Pavi Fort Construction Company for doing a good job in Kabala Township as well as the other road projects in the district clarifying that the projects are funded by government and that he believed that the contractor has done well.
Koinadugu District Council chairman, Sheku Samuel Kamara applauded the APC led government of President Ernest Bai Koroma for the sustainable development taking place in the district, stating further that projects cuts across the heart of Koinadugu and that the people are well pleased. He pledged his support to the company to the fullest towards completion of the project whilst the residence Minister North Alie Kamara also spoke well stressing further that the development of the roads in Koinadugu District will open it up to other areas by improving its socio-economic activities thereby addressing the issues of poverty in the district.
The Governor Bank of Sierra Leone, Dr. Kelfalla Marah commended President Koroma for helping the district on its infrastructural development a venture he said the people of Koinadugu highly appreciate. For such a reason he also called on his people to embrace the government and support the President for his forthright initiative through the agenda for prosperity
Cultural and traditional displays by local artists climaxed the ceremony.
Tuesday January 10, 2017