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Makeni City Council gets new Structure in Sierra Leone
By Lamin Turay
Nov 5, 2007, 20:01

Mod Com Construction Company has officially handed a completed new structure over to the Makeni City Council at a well attended ceremony. The ceremony which took place at the City Council Hall attracted various distinguished personalities including Honorable Paramount Chief Bai Shebora Kasanga II of Bombali Shebora Chiefdom, the Mayor of the City, Councilor Alhaji Kamara, representatives from Institutional Reform and Capacity Building Project (IRCBP) and many other well wishers in the District.

In his opening remarks, the Honorable Paramount Chief thanked IRCBP for actualizing the project of the construction of the structure that houses fifteen offices with ten flush latrines for their city, which he said is a benefit for not only Makeni but for the entire District. He added that he is the happiest Chief to see the conclusion of the building and proud to say that Makeni has the best City Council structure in the entire provincial area. He assured both the contractors and IRCBP that they will utilize the building to the best of their expectations.

Also speaking was the Civil Works Engineer, Mr. George Lamin Vandi who said that the essence of their gathering was to receive the completed structure from the contractors for the possession of the consultants until the final handing over to the beneficiaries at a latter date.

In his own contribution, the Coordinator of Institutional Reform and Capacity Building Project (IRCBP), Mr. Peter Kaindaneh thanked the Paramount Chief and his subjects for the warm welcome they gave them. He said he is particularly satisfied with the fifteen office structure with ten flush toilets.

He also appreciated the efforts of MoDCom for what he referred to as a perfect job done; while at the same time commending the people of Makeni for their cooperation since the start of the work by their full participation.

Peter Kaindaneh ended by assuring the people of Makeni that IRCBP is ready to come to their assistance when ever the need arises.

The Chief Administrator of the Council, Mr. Konkoro Koroma gave the vote of thanks on behalf of Makeni.

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