By Alusine Sesay
Chief Executive Officer of Trillium Development, a leading international real estate development and construction company, has assured a host of Sierra Leonean dignitaries during the company’s official launch at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Freetown that they are here to stay and that the dreams of the people would be realized by the company.
Mustapha Ahmad said that having excelled in the Middle East and other parts of the world in the field of estate development, Trillium Development has strategically positioned itself to invest heavily in the socio-economic development of Sierra Leone.
The international estate development and construction company has the desire, expertise and wherewithal to beautify the pristine sandy beach at Tokeh village with modern buildings that would attract tourists from all over the world.
The company designs its project according to international standards and Sierra Leone would stand the chance to get a feel of their latest design which would befit a country yearning to attract more tourists.
CEO Ahmad was optimistic while speaking at the launch on Tuesday that, “We will not be down by the noises of negative people. Vision and action change the world and our project would allow others to come and be encouraged to invest in Sierra Leone.”
He said the company would not only provide affordable housing for the poor, but also create employment for thousands of skilled Sierra Leoneans, adding that they have big dreams and that they are here for the long term.
He said the project was in line with President Ernest Bai Koroma’s ‘Agenda for Prosperity’ to provide affordable housing facilities for citizens, promising to support and partner with the president to achieve his dreams for the people.
Deputy Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Ms. Kadi Sesay, congratulated the estate development company for what she referred to as a step in the right direction, reechoing that the project was in line with President Koroma’s ‘Agenda for Prosperity’ and one that would help upgrade accommodation for tourists who frequently visit the country.
She lauded the company for what she described as a laudable initiative that would boost the tourism industry in Sierra Leone.
In his short remarks, President Ernest Bai Koroma said government’s effort in creating the enabling environment attracted Trillium Development to invest in Sierra Leone, noting that: “This is a great opportunity for our country and with Trillium, we would be transformed. Sierra Leone would be the place for tourists and other valuable investors.”
He said the launch of the company presents a great moment “for all of us and we should embrace it. With the launch of Trillium Development, we are creating opportunities for skilled Sierra Leoneans as well as creating opportunities for Sierra Leonean institutions.”
He said the dreams of the company are akin to the ‘Agenda for Prosperity’; one that would contribute to the transformational process of the country.