General Manager of the Sierra Leone Airport Authority (SLAA), John Sesay, has called on the ministry of transport and aviation and the National Power Authority to provide the institution with adequate water and electricity supply.
He raised the concern yesterday during a familiarisation tour of the airport facility with the minister of transport and aviation, Leonard BalogunKoroma.
According to the Airport general manager, water and electricity are in acute supply at the airport, adding that for years they have been using extra resources on electricity and water supply.
He therefore called on the ministry to design a water project for the airport. He thanked the minister for embarking on the familiarisation tour, and expressed hope that more tours would be done in future.
In his response, minister of transport and aviation, Leonard BalogunKoroma, told journalists that the Freetown International Airport at Lungi, in the Port Loko district, had undergone immense improvement, which now boosts of effective luggage screening, CCTV cameras, security companies, a police post, banks and the ongoing construction of a new jetty, among others.
"Our ministry is focusing on safety travel at sea, air and land and we want members of the SLAA and heads of different departments to have cordial relationship, as the airport is the only gateway to Sierra Leone," he said.