26 April 2013

Sierra Leone: As President Koroma Commissions Solar Street Lights in Port Loko

President Ernest Bai Koroma has warned the political leadership in Port Loko district to either make peace or be prepared to face the consequences when he intervenes.

"You either sort yourselves out or I sort you out", he said, and reminded the people that he came into politics to effect change in the lives of the people of not just Port Loko District, but also the entire county. He made this statement on the occasion of the commissioning of the solar street electricity project in Port Loko town on the evening of 25th April 2013.

He went on to note that it was because of his commitment to his promise to effect change that led to his resounding re-election at the November 2012 polls. President Koroma also reminded the people of Port Loko that the district is one of the largest beneficiary of roads and other developmental projects in the country.

"Although development doesn't come overnight, we have made steady and remarkable progress under the Agenda for Change", the president said, rhetorically asking, "what more does Port Loko want?" President Koroma made this statement due to the fact that Port Loko district has been identified to host the new commercial capital in Lungi, the new international airport and new city at Mamamah, the ongoing construction of the Lungi-Port Loko highway, the existence of London Mining in Lunsar, the ongoing construction of the Bankasoka Hydro Dam, to name a few of what government has done for Port Loko District.

The Chief Executive further pointed out that his government is one of inclusion in terms of unleashing development all across the country, saying "I'm not president of the APC or president of Makeni, but president of Sierra Leone", he said amidst rapturous applause and cries of "World Best", "World Best", "World Best" among the mammoth crowd.

The president reiterated his determination to do more in transforming the country, and also urged the people of Port Loko to eschew petty and divisive politics as it would limit government's ability to continue the ongoing development and transformation of the district as well as all other districts nationwide.

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