Latter -Day Saints supports FQE in Constituency 127


September 4, 2020

Hon.John T.Koroma turning the sod

Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) Member of Parliament representing Constituency 127, Hon.John T.Koroma, has yesterday turned the sod for the construction of eight classrooms building at the Evangelical Primary School, Ormolay Bush Community, New England Ville in Freetown.

Through the lobbying power of the Member of Parliament, the school will be constructed with funds provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

One of the Engineers for the church, Samuel Samba told the gathering that they are implementing several projects across the country, ranging from the construction of mini water dams in communities, constructing schools, to renovating mosques.

He said the church’s charity is not only limited to communities but also extended to the Muslim community because they believe in the existence of interfaith union.

Within the New England Ville community alone, he said the church has constructed several water dams and currently doing one, plus the school which constructed started yesterday, 3rd September.

He commended the Member of Parliament for approaching the church for support to construct the school which has been serving the community for the past fifteen years.

He disclosed that aside from the school project the Member of Parliament had approached the church to provide the New England Ville community with a health centre and that they would soon embark on the implementation of that project.

He said funds for the church to engage in charity work directly come from members, thus calling on the community to embrace the project and actively participate in its implementation.

Making the keynote address,Hon.John T.Koroma  thanked the church for funding the project, stating that before he became Member of Parliament, he promised to lobby  very hard to attract development in the constituency and that the construction of the school was a testament to the fulfilment of his promise.

Hon. John T. Koroma said despite the fact that he ran under the ticket of the ruling SLPP, he is in Parliament as the people’s representative, irrespective of the party one belongs,  and that he would do all he could to touch on the lives of all within his constituency.

He called on the community authorities to embrace unity and push the development of the constituency forward, thus emphasising the importance of education which he says is direly needed for the country to grow.

He encouraged the youth of the community to own the project and actively participate in its implementation.

Chairman of the community,Yakuba Fofanah,commended the Member of Parliament for using his office to attract such a giant project in the community and thanked the  church for always being there for the residents of Ormolay Bush community.

He promised to galvanise the need support for the project to be implemented within the stipulate timeframe.

He said the community was in dire need of such development and that he would do all within his powers to ensure that the community fully participate in its implementation.