Following President Bio Visit to Kabala Koinadugans Urges Govt’s to Extend Pavi Forte Contracts

Residents of Koinadugu District have pleaded with President Julius Maada Bio not to discontinue the various contracts awarded to Pavi Fort Construction Company owned by a Sierra Leonean Alimu Barrie.

This call came as a result of rumours doing the rounds that the President will be removing the Kabala Township road contracts and other contracts awarded to Pavi Fort by the previous All People’s congress (APC) regime.

In her address during the visit of President Julius Maada Bio to Kabala, the SLPP Chairlady for Kabala, Madam Neneh Dukulay appealed to the President not to terminate the contracts awarded to Pavi Fort. According to her, the role of the company within the district has been exceptional and they have been working hard to ensure they provide quality road network within the township.

She described the Kabala Township roads as the best compared to others.

She admitted that the owner of the company has not only been exceptional in ensuring that Kabala Town is transformed into one of the best, but that his support to communities cannot be overemphasised. She revealed that they will be grateful if the SLPP government allows Pavi Fort to continue with the construction of the Mongoh Kroobola Road. She called on the president to respect the Local Content Policy which lays emphasis on empowering indigenous entrepreneurs and local business people and local companies.

Expressing his thanks and appreciation to the president, Honourable Paramount Chief Alie Balansama Marrah of Sengbeh Chiefdom thanked the president for visiting Koinadugu. He also thanked President Bio for his several economic reforms since he assumed power. He assured the president on behalf of all other paramount chiefs in the district of their unreserved support in ensuring that the ‘New Direction’ agenda succeeds.

He also pleaded with the president not to discontinue the road contracts awarded to Pavi Fort Construction Company as it has and continues to prove that it is a trustworthy company which performs professionally and on time.

“The Kabala Township roads can be compared to any international road as they are well designed and of high quality,” he said.

In her address, the First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Madam Fatima Bio reiterated the call for the president to consider the construction of the Mongoh to Kroobola Road as it will link Sierra Leone and Liberia.

In his address, President Julius Maada Bio assured the people of Koinadugu and Falaba districts of his government’s commitment in ensuring that development is taken to their doorsteps. He disclosed that his government will not abandon the people of Kabala and Falaba as the Mongoh Kroobola Road construction is already in the budget.