The President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, has called on the people of Kenema to stop the habit of burning government property. He referenced the Forest Industry Canteen, the local administrative court barray and the Maternity Ward at the government hospital among others.
The President made this appeal during the commissioning of rehabilitated and expanded pediatric ward and new district medical stores at government hospital in Kenema.
President Koroma said Kenema District is known for burning and therefore appealed to all and sundry to dialogue whenever they are aggrieved and not happy about a situation. He said he is again in the region to continue the developmental journey that is going on in the country referring to it as Agenda for Change and Prosperity.
The nation is now on an Ebola recovery program to bring better health system to the country with support from partners. “We have built medical stores and rehabilitated other structures as we continue to roll out in eleven districts with 47 structures,” he said. The President promised continuous light for all.
He said the community should ensure that the drugs are safe at the store and under five, pregnant and lactating mothers don’t pay for the service. He said the contract now between Kenema and the government is that development for Kenema will stop coming and those in progress will stop if any burning takes place. He added that it is the community that will stand to suffer if any more government buildings are set ablaze.