Former Ambassador to the Republic of South Korea, Ambassador Omrie Golley has on Saturday 4th March 2023 commissioned two agriculture dripping training centers in the south-eastern region of the country.
The two centers of which one is in Bo City, Southern Region and another in Kenema City, Eastern Region; are constructed to serve as training facilities at a no cost for indigenes in the respective regions.
“Already we have developed the system to train our people for free! No one will have to pay anything to be trained in modern and advanced dripping technology at these centers,” Ambassador Golley assured, adding that the commissioning of the centers is a fulfillment of his vision to revolutionize the agriculture sector of the country.
He said “all the materials needed have been airfreight into the country,” furthering that even the experts had been in country to install the system.
He said, the local communities will have to recruit their people to get first class training, whilst promising that he is working on rolling out two additional centers for Makeni City and Pujehun.
During the launch, Henry Powell, Deputy Chief Administrator of Bo District Council during his statement at the commissioning ceremony said that they will ensure that the locals take full ownership of the project. He said that the project is not about ambassador as a person but also for the people of the region.
Paramount Chief of Nongowa Chiefdom in Kenema District, Sadiq Mattoe Kapuwa IV said that the process of recruiting locals to the be trained in the various centres will be very transparent. He further assured of his chiefdom’s commitment for the safe and secured implementation of the trainings. He further called on his people and by extension indigenes of the region of embrace the agricultural initiatives of Ambassador Omrie Golley.
Meanwhile, already the ambassador has constructed 4 centers in Bo, Kenema, Port Loko and Bumbuna.