Kenema happy over Koroma’s Agenda drive
The people of Kenema, eastern Sierra Leone are very happy with President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma’s Agenda for Change programmes especially in the area of Free Health Care, says the Chief Administrator at the Kenema District Council.
Charlie P.J Kallon says the President’s Free Health Care has to a large extent been successful in this part of the country and although there are few challenges, the people have been highly appreciative of the strides made by the President.
At his Maxwell Khobe Street office, Kallon says there are 102 Primary Health Care Units in Kenema and they are all benefitting from the free health care, adding that the government has always ensured that drugs and other logistics needed to get the programme going are available on time.
“The government of President Koroma has been very supportive towards these developmental programmes – transfers of cash have been forth-coming on time – the back-up has been very great,” Kallon said.
He disclosed a sum of a $26.7million Reproductive Child Health Project for all local councils is currently on the pipeline to help boost the country’s health programme.
He says quite apart from the Free Health Care, government has been highly supportive to the district in other areas of national development.
Kallon says there are six feeder roads that are currently being constructed in addition to the massive market centre, the district stadium, and the gravity water sites that are currently being constructed.
Agriculture and education are also two major areas that are currently progressing in terms of development, according to the Administrator.
Kenema is a major stronghold of the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), but according to Kallon, there has been no political interference against the council – “we are being fairly treated,” he says
President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma recently warned against divide and rule politics and called for total involvement towards the development of the country.
By Sorie Sudan Sesay, in Kenema
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