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Sierra Leone News: Local Council to construct six bridges in Bonthe District

Local Council Chair Moses Jude Probyn

The Bonthe District Council has officially handed over six strategic crossing points for the construction of six bridges. The six bridges will include three between Gambia and Mobefa, Ngueh, Bullom and Talia in the Jong, Yawbeko, Non-gobabullom and Sogbini chiefdoms. The bridges will cost over Le2 billion (Le: 2,614,314,200). Four construction companies will begin building the bridges immediately. The construction work is segmented into four lots awarded to; Ram Kamara Enterprises in lot one, Sewama Investment in lot two, Jamar Constructions and Trading Enterprises in lot three and Kam Enterprises in lot four. During the commissioning ceremony in Gambia town in the Jong Chiefdom, Chair Moses Jude Probyn said one of those bridges, the Gambia bridge, will have a huge economic impact as it links several chiefdoms to Mattru Jong with huge agricultural production potentials. He said the Gambia – Mobefa bridge was very close to his heart because the project was part of his campaign promise to the people. He said the Bonthe District Council will remain committed to providing quality services, including feeder road rehabilitation, water supply and medical facilities. The chiefdom speaker for Jong, Francis T. Kpanabom, said the bridge is a dream come true. He recalled incidences where innocent children and pregnant women died because they could not access healthcare in Matru Jong because of the problems at the crossing point. Speaking on behalf of the contractors, Anthony Fonnie, of Sewama Investment, said the projects will take three months, which is the stipulated time line for the projects. The Chief Administrator of the Bonthe District Council, Adama Bintu Vangahun, said he hopes contractors will hire local staff – skilled and unskilled, to help boost the economy.


By Amara Brima in Bonthe

Thursday February 07 2019.


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