May 31, 2017 Ibrahim K.Turay
Member of Parliament representing Constituency 109,Amadu Fofanah ,has funded the construction of a bridge linking New England Ville and Dwarzark communities in western Freetown.
“I decided to fund the construction of this bridge, which has been out of order for 50 years, because it will enhance quick access to both communities,” Hon. Amadu Fofie told Concord Times in an interview last Saturday.
He disclosed that he spent over fifty million Leones (Le50m) and was still spending to fix the bridge which was like a death trap in both communities.
He added that he did not get any aid for the construction of the bridge.
“It is the people’s right to benefit from all the development projects that I have brought to these communities. I have funded the construction of the dam in New England Ville, which now provides clean and safe drinking water for the people. They deserve more than what I have provided for them,” he noted.
He added that all the projects he has funded were a fulfilment of the promises he made to them while he was campaigning.
Giving his impression about the construction project, Secretary General of Constituency 109, Bento S. Bangura, said his party,-the ruing All People’s Congress (APC) has embarked on so many development projects in the country.
“This is the same drive that Hon. Fofie has taken in order to bring relief to his constituents,” he added.
Head of the construction exercise, Alie samura, said the construction of the bridge was a blessing for the people of the two communities.
He disclosed that the bridge has been in bad shape for many years and that previous governments did not applied any efforts to reconstruct it, noting that they appreciate Hon. Fofie for providing a dam and bridge for the community
Pa Bayo Bangura, one of the oldest residents in the community, said he was extremely happy about the projects brought to the two communities by Hon. Fofie.
“Many politicians have promised to construct this bridge for us but when they are voted into power, they never fulfilled the promise,” he said.