July 13, 2015 By Max A. Konneh
The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Finda Diana Konomanyi, has expressed her unwavering commitment to provide the necessary wherewithal that would enable provincial and regional administrative offices under her ministry perform their functions effectively.
Presenting a consignment of laptop and desktop computers and accessories to senior management staff of the various provincial and district offices at the ministry’s conference room, Youyi building in Freetown last Thursday 9 July, Madam Konomanyi said the consignment was generously provided by Alfred Wright, Managing Director of Sea Wright Mining Company, operating in Kono, following her request for assistance to capacitate her ministry.
The Local Government minister, while stressing the importance of her regional offices, appreciated the good work the beneficiaries have been doing in promoting her ministry’s activities. She promised to provide them with other facilities, including internet to enhance their work and keep them abreast with information relating to the ministry through the help of development partners.
“It is my right to make you comfortable and also make your work easier,” she told them and commended the administrative staff of her ministry, led by the Senior Permanent Secretary, Dennis Vandi, for creating an enabling environment for her to meet and interact with the provincial and district administrators.
“The Permanent Secretary and staff have added value to my work,” she added while wishing the beneficiaries well in their undertakings.
Deputy Secretary in the ministry, Somanu Alighali, who chaired the programme, welcomed the beneficiaries and underscored the importance of the gesture.
Provincial Secretary, East, George Penyike, on behalf his colleagues, appreciated what he described as the minister’s “exemplary leadership role” in transforming the Local Government Ministry.
He said the gesture did not come as a surprise, as it was not the first time the minister has made such a move, and promised to use the items judiciously.
The ceremony was also witnessed by the Deputy Minister of Local Government, I.H. Kalokoh and a cross-section of staff of the ministry.