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ďCotton Tree Today Betteh Pass Cotton Tree yesterday!Ē : - President Ernest Bai Koroma
By Bampia Bundu
Dec 23, 2009, 17:32
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President of the Republic of Sierra Leone has always insisted that his All Peopleís Congress (APC) led government has recorded more development in two years than the erstwhile Sierra Leone Peopleís Party (SLPP) regime. President Ernest Bai Koroma reaffirmed his claims yesterday Tuesday 22nd December 2009 during the commissioning of the beautified Cotton Tree, situated in Freetown, when he told his audience that the present status of the Cotton Tree, which was made possible by his regime, cannot be compared to it status during the SLPP tenure in government.

"Cotton Tree Tiday Betteh Pass Cotton Tree Yesterday," President Koroma boasted in the local Krio parlance amidst loud cheers.

The President commended Africell mobile company for its support towards the actualization of the ĎCotton Tree Beautification Projectí.

President Koroma used yesterdayís forum to inform Sierra Leoneans in particular and the world at large that the first set of freed slaves in 1972 offered their first prayers under the Cotton Tree. He said that event signifies blessing for all Sierra Leoneans.

He called on Sierra Leoneans to serve as watch dogs in securing the facility at the Cotton Tree, inorder for it to serve much longer.

Earlier, the Chief Executive Officer of Africell Lintel, Mr. Robert Khoury, lauded President Koroma for leaving his busy schedule to officially commission the beautified Cotton Tree. He said the project was a joint venture between Africell and Freetown City Council. He pointed out that Africell does not only provide reliable network for its cherished subscribers, but is also immensely contributing to national development, as part of the companyís corporate social responsibility.

He said the Cotton Tree is very history, thus the move to give it a facelift for it to serve as tourist and investors attraction, and for the beautification of the city.

CEO Khoury also commended the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Ibrahim Ben Kargbo, and the Mayor of FCC, Mr. Herbert George Williams for their support in ensuring that the project is successful.

He used the forum as an opportunity to reaffirm his companyís commitment to help Sierra Leone in several areas.

City father Mayor Herbert George Williams described Africell as one of the best friends of the Freetown City Council, especially when it comes to matters of development. He said Sierra Leone will one day become a paradise with the support of Africell.


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