January 26, 2018 By Ahmed Fonike
Part of Rokel, Devil Hole, Sema Town and other areas around the Western Rural Area District have benefited electricity facility delivered by the government through the Ministry of Energy on Wednesday 24th January, 2018, at the Rokel Fire Force Hall in Freetown.
In launching the three months project to provide electricity supply for the people in that community, Energy Minister, Amb. Henry Macauley, told beneficiaries that the mandate of his ministry is to provide electricity supply to all areas across the country.
He said the ministry and its agencies were always ready to serve the people and that the deprived areas especially those in the Western Rural Area District have been the target of the Ministry.
The Minister was clear to state that the energy sector has some enemies of progress who always tried to backpedal the strides of the ministry in its projects implementation, thus speaking on the importance of ownership and business opportunities of having electricity.
Hon. Pateh Bah who chaired the occasion reminded the people that they have to pay for the electricity service through the meters, adding that they must not involve in illegal connections and cable theft.
Ing. Kabba Sesay of the Ministry of Energy, who gave an overview of the three months rapid project, assured the people that the project will be well supervised by the ministry and Electricity Distribution Supply Agency to ensure quality and timely delivery.
A representative of the project, Mr. Festus Great, thanked the community for the warm reception and promised to deliver quality job for them in the shortest possible time.
He noted that the community has been waiting for the facility and so, it will be needless to continue keeping off the facility as long as the materials and funds are available.
Before the end of the launching, it was unanimously agreed that the banner erected on the Freetown – Waterloo high way with the words ‘Sema town says No Light, No Vote’ to be removed because there was a conviction that electricity is at their door steps.