November 10, 2015 By Samuel Ben Turay
Vice President Victor Bockarie Foh on Saturday (November 7) commissioned a 30-bedroom multi-purpose complex in Constituency 095, Koya Chiefdom in the Western Rural District.
The complex was constructed by the MP representing the constituency, Hon. Claude Kamanda, who is also the ruling party Chief Whip in Parliament.
In his statement, the Vice President said the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) government believes in development, which is why they are bringing onboard different people to be part of their team.
He said now that the country has been declared free of Ebola, more development will be seen in various communities across the nation.
According to him, Koya Chiefdom has produced important people in the country, citing the former Member of Parliament for the constituency, Hon. Hassan Gbassay Kanu, as a man who did a lot for the country.
“This constituency has produced successful people in the country. I really admire you people,” he said.
Majority Leader in Parliament, Hon. Ibrahim Bundu, said the complex will serve not only the community but the country as a whole, noting that anything that is located on a highway has the potential to serve a lot of people.
“This is the main highway to the provinces, so there is the tendency that people will stop here and get what they want. These are some of the developments we want to hear in the APC as we believe in development,” he said.
On his part, Hon. Claude Kamanda said the complex will provide different services, citing hall rental, internet facility, pharmacy, guest rooms, sports, bar and restaurant, VIP lounge and shopping mall, among others.
“I believe in development. I am following the footsteps of Hon. Hassan Gbassay Kanu. The complex is not the first development I have succeeded in undertaking for my people, I have also constructed roads and built schools,” he said.
Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Madam Diana Konomanyi, said development is key to the improvement of any community, and commended the MP for his development strides.
He encouraged the community people to always work with their authorities.
“I am really happy with the work of [Hon. Kamanda], and I will use his example to educate parliamentarians in Kono to do same,” she said.