Deputy Mayor Visits Koinadugu District
In her quest to boost agriculture, the Deputy Mayor of Freetown City Council (FCC), Her Worship Hannah Mary Jaiah, commonly known as Mamma Nar One, has visited one of the most vulnerable communities over the weekend at Sewayah Village, Nennie Chiefdom in Koinadugu District.
The Deputy Mayor’s visit was to monitor one of the farmlands cultivated by the Women Tinap Organization she is leading.
Madam Hannah Mary Jaiah made the disclosure when updating the media at her council’s parlour on her return from the Koinadugu trip.
According to Madam Jaiah, she travelled through Sandoh Chiefdom in Kono District to reach the Korankoh line due to poor road network.
She however expressed appreciation for the way she was warmly welcome by the indigenes of Sewayah Village, adding that the village is a precarious zone that needs the prompt attention of Government authorities particularly the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS), Professor Patrick Monty Jones, since the indigenes of that village largely depend on farming activities for their livelihood.
The Deputy Mayor however expressed her disappointment in those she entrusted the forty acre farmland of their organization but failed to manage it according to what they agreed upon.
She was courageous in noting that as a mother of many children, she would never relent in her determination to help the local farmers to produce abundantly for themselves and the country.
Madam Jaiah disclosed that during her visit to Koinadugu District, many of the farmlands were not accessible by road and consequently, she had to cover about ten miles on foot in order to motivate the local farmers as founder of Women Timap Organization.
She lamented the lack of basic social amenities in that part of the country such as pipe-borne water, electricity, education, healthcare facility and many others.
The Deputy Major was accompanied by an indigene of Nennie Chiefdom, Mr. Sayo Kamara, who confessed that she was the first Government official to have visited that forested and remote village.
According to the Deputy Mayor, the most interesting part of her visit to Koinadugu District was the scene of jubilant people who warmly welcomed her wearing red T-shirts bearing the APC inscription and the image of President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma.
She however urged Government to pay great attention to improving the lives of hapless Sierra Leoneans in that part of the country by not only providing social services but to also assist them with machines and seedlings to embark on commercial farming instead of continuing with subsistence farming.
By Abdulai M. Kamara
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