Big Boost For Kenema City


By Halimatu Samu Boima in Kenema

Formally launching an electrification project in the Ngombu Community on the outskirts of Kenema City, the Chief Minister, Prof. David Francis disclosed that a 90.5KM road construction work will soon commence in Kenema City and its immediate environs.

As Chairman of the Governance Transition Team (GTT) he said, he will ensure that any money that belongs to the State and has been used in a corrupt manner must be returned to the State for it to be used in the interest of all and sundry. Prof. Francis cited the construction of roads, heath centers, schools, among others, under the ‘New Direction’ administration.

Kenema, he said, was for ten years neglected by the past government but that it was about time for that district to be fixed.

All the parliamentarians from Kenema district, he further disclosed, are working as a team for the development of Kenema district which, he said, is going to be in three phases: Phase one entails the pavement of major streets and roads in Kenema city such as Blama and Hangha roads, Koroma Street, Massaquoi Street, Circular Road, Dakiyei Street, Hotagua Street, Maxwell Khobe Street and others up to 90.5Km that will cost US$32 millions.

The second phase of the implementation, he said, will cover the paving of major roads and streets in Blama Town.

The construction work, he said, will be done by the youths in Kenema city under First Stricon Company using the Hangha quarry. Also, other roads around the city, he further disclosed will be paved with the use of the quarry, adding that the Mano junction road to Panguma to Tongo and to Kono will be paved which will cover 84.7KM. The Kenema and Kono districts project, he said, cost 100 million United States Dollars.

The Chief Minister described the current government as one that delivers on its promises, adding that the ‘New Direction’ administration is putting all resources together to deliver.

Prof. David Francis was at the Ngombu Community to boost the move made by Hon. Mathew Sahr Nyuma in Constituency 019 by taking electricity supply to his Constituency as his first priority for his people which the community highly appreciated. Other projects in the pipeline, he said the MP intends to embark on will include the construction of market, town hall, community and health centres, among others.

He assured the Ngombu community that very soon the construction of a health centre will commence through the effort of the honourable MP while that of the market in Largo Town, Nongowa Chiefdom will also kick-off soon with the effort of Hon. Fofanah.