President Bio takes a message of thanks to the Provinces
His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio over the last four days has been visiting districts, towns and chiefdoms in South and Eastern parts of Sierra Leone. The President is accompanied by the First Lady of the Republic Madam Fatima Bio, some of his ministers and senior members of the Sierra Leone People's party.
The trip which commenced in Bo, had President Bio meeting with leaders in Taiama and Mano Dasse and the acceptance of a honorary degree conferred on him at Njala.
In Mano Dasse, the pupils thanked First Lady for her hands off our girls project and distribution of sanitary pads. They expressed the need for construction of more school buildings and approval of teachers.
At the conferment of the honorary Doctor degree of Letters, Vice Chancellor of Njala University Professor Bashiru Koroma highlighted that President Julius Maada Bio’s contribution to peace after autocratic rule, the education sector in declaring free quality education and overhauling of the higher education infrastructure, the management of the economy, energy generation improvements and more, despite global challenges are few of the reasons for the conferment of the doctorate degree.
In Kono, President Dr. Julius Maada Bio informed them that the construction of the Kono University of Science and Technology, roads, bridges, installation of 24 hours electricity are all ongoing developmental drives to demonstrate his thanks and readiness to make up for eleven years of social injustice and neglect by other administrations.
In Kailahun, President promised the construction of a college within the district and to that end, had concluded the procurement process with the construction company and by 5th April of this year, after requesting of the site from the locals, construction will commence.
Also in Kailahun, President Bio turned the sod for the construction of the Manowa bridge in Pejeh Bongay Chiefdom during which he explained that the bridge could be the beginning of interconnecting Kailahun and Koidu to significantly improve trade of agricultural produces between districts. He also donated ten motorbikes to the bike riders' union and promised the construction of a youth centre.
Also in Jojoma, Segbwema, Kailahun during the commission of a sixty bed maternity hospital, President Bio expressed joy at one of his keenly followed projects and hopes for the completion of it, to greatly impact on health of mothers and soon to be mothers.