Bamba Emmanuel Foryoh IV Chairman Council of Paramount Chiefs for Kono District in Sierra Leone Asserted Business Prosperity after turning on of the CLSG Electricity in the Diamond District
By Abdul Rahman Bangura–
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Freetown, Sierra Leone – PC Foryoh let out one of the reasons why the district hasn’t got a supermarket was due to the running cost one can incur due to use of a generator for such a business endeavor, but it is now positive that, this will help improve the minimarts operating there, especially in assuring that perishable products.
PC Foryoh talked of how the continual electricity will be of great help to those in the fishing business and how women would now be eligible to commit in home businesses such as selling of yoghurt, cold water and ice cubes.
He explained that the genyogurttod that Koidu has been turned on but that Gold Town, Bompeh and Njayama Nimikoro are among the areas that also have power but whose switches are yet to be turned on.
On behalf of his people, the chief conveyed affection and remarked that, inhabitants are dazed about the power supply which he said they have wanted for so long.
President Bio motivated the citizens of Kono to fulfill their end of the bargain, by guaranteeing that, they restore their meters. He clarified that, the electricity is received from Côte d’Ivoire and that the government will use these monies to pay CCSLG for their services.
In addendum, he warned them to be securities and caretakers of the infrastructure and recited examples wherein in some people in Freetown destroyed transformers and other developmental projects, pointing out that, such actions create backwardness.
The President convened on inhabitants in the district to utilize the power for profitable purposes, clarifying that women can now be equipped to economically assist their homes by joining in petty businesses. Bringing out the significance of electricity, President Bio reported that a nation cannot improve without it, asserting that it awfully donates to national development.
He also asked parents and guardians to make use of the opportunity and to motivate their children to study.
Comparing Sierra Leonean kids to others around the world in terms of education, the president remarked that, the kids are doing incredibly well, demanding that children aged ten should be able to read and understand what they read. He called on the parents to pay more attention to their children, in order for them to catch up with other children around the world.
The Minister of Energy Alhaji Kanja Sesay said that Kono was going to enjoy consecutive power. He expanadded that, the present administration has carried five thousand metres for Kono residents, noting that they’ll get it at no cost. Sesay also said other towns in the district will soon benefit from the grid.
For New Africa Business News (NABN) Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent