Sierra Leone News & Information

State House | Press Union | Lumley Beach | AllAfrica | SL-Web

  Giving Knowledge to the People
welcome to sierra leone's premier news source
Last Updated: Oct 5th, 2010 - 14:10:26 
Front Page 
 Breaking News
 Local News
 Photo News
 Video News
 Afsatu Kabba
 Moiie's Column
 Role Models
 Awareness Lady
 Common Man
 Special Messages
 Legal Matters

Published online by
Sylvia Blyden Dot Com

17 Garrison Street,
Sierra Leone.
Tel: +232-77-772001
Tel: +232-88-321000
Tel: +232-76-350077
Tel: +232-30-321001

NEWS : Local News  

In Sierra Leone, NASSIT Board Tours Investment Sites
By Aruna Turay
Oct 5, 2010, 13:32
Email this article
 Printer friendly page

A high-power delegation of the Board of Trustees, Management and Staff of the National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT) over the weekend invited Awareness Times to embark with them on a three-day conducted tour of all the Trust’s investment project sites in Waterloo, Makeni, Bo, and Freetown respectively. The three-day tour which commenced on Thursday, 30th September and ended on Saturday, 2nd October 2010 was designed to assist the NASSIT Board Members in their assessment of the total value of the NASSIT affordable housing project in those investment sites for them to be able to determine prices to be put on these houses that in their estimation would be affordable by the targeted poor beneficiaries.

Board Members Happily Posed for the Press in front of a Unit in Kenema


The high-power delegation included; Mr. Jacob Kanu (Board Chairman), the Board’s Prosecution Lawyer, Mr. John Bosco, Mr. Felix Rose (Board Member), Mr. Arthur Yaskey (Board Member) and the Pensioners Representative, Mr. Franklyn Johnson, to name a few. They were also accompanied by some other important personalities and senior regional staff members of NASSIT in the country.

The delegation successfully assessed the affordable three and two bedroom houses, shopping mall and transport terminals where applicable in the regions. In all four investment sites the Board was adequately informed about the units and how the investments were made.

In this regard, every single Member of the Board expressed satisfaction with the investment and were filled with praises for the NASSIT management for what they described as “laudable investments”.


Board Members Inspecting the Bo Units

In Waterloo, where ten units of three and two bedrooms are under construction, the Board Chairman, Mr. Kanu urged the contractors to ensure speedy completion of the project, adding that it is expected that the President His Excellency, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma and some of his Ministers would be paying an assessment visit to all four sites at a yet to be disclosed date in October 2010.


Jacob Kanu assured the contractors that the Board would ensure that management supplies all that is needed for the speedy conclusion of the project so as to meet the President’s proposed visit.


Board Members Inspecting the Transport Terminal and Shopping Mall Project Site in Makeni


In Kenema and Makeni, where six of three and two bedroom units have already been completed and handed over to NASSIT, the Board members showered praises on the contractors for a job well done and appreciated the modern style in which the units were designed. They informed that now that these houses have been completed, they will soon be put on sale to interested applicants through the Home Finance Company Mortgage System at an affordable cost. They called on members of the public who want to purchase or mortgage these units to register their interests now to ensure that they do not miss them.


Board Members Inspecting the Waterloo Units

In Bo however, the Regional Manager of NASSIT Southern Region, Mr. A. J. Lahai told newsmen that already, twelve (12) people have registered their interests for the six units in Bo and that every other day, more names keep on coming. Also in Bo, where the project is yet to be completed the board members called on the contractors to speed up the completion works. The team also expressed satisfaction at the modern designs used in constructing the transport terminals and shopping malls.

Also in Bo, the contractors informed the Board that if all materials are made available, the project will be completed in eighteen months, adding that the transport terminal and shopping mall projects once completed will have mini marts, restaurants, entertainment centers, motels, lorry parks, amongst others and would be a state-of-the-art transport terminal and shopping mall. These facilities are also expected to be replicated on the ones constructed in Makeni and Kenema respectively.


Board Members Posed in One of the Makeni Units


Board Members Visiting Kenema's Transport Terminal and Shopping Mall Under Construction


Contractor Bambay Kamara Explaining the Bore Hole Water Supply System in Waterloo Units to Board Members


NASSIT's Regional Manager South Michael A.J Lahai Explaining the Proposed Bo Transport Terminal and Shopping Mall to Board Members

The team’s visit was climaxed by several board meetings held in all the NASSIT regional offices to discuss the way forward.

© Copyright by Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Top of Page

Latest Headlines
In Sierra Leone, Poisonous ‘Sugar’ Kills in Kambia District
In Sierra Leone, Two Kenema Youths Drown at Lumley Beach
In Sierra Leone, Boost for Waterloo Bread Sellers
Encourage Moseray Fadika and Frank Timis the Romanian
National Judiciary Deserves to be Heard
We Do Not “Negotiate” for Space with Anyone!
Afsatu Lectures Students against Violence
Afsatu Kabba Launches Women Organization
Sierra Leone's Opposition Resident Village Idiot flies out to U.K. and Ghana today
Paul Kamara: Fitness vs. Eligibility
Maada Bio: SLPP’s Foolish Aspirant!
Journalist Paul Kamara & Justice Tolla-Thompson: Our National Constitution Must be Obeyed!
WIMSAL at 3……What hope lies ahead for Women in the Media?
Reproduced by Popular Demand: No Junior Secondary School Built at Tondola Junction
Sierra Leone's NPRC’s Tom Nyuma, Sierra Rutile, Vimetco, John Sisay & the Inquest for late Bambay Kamara
Sierra Leone's Video-Journalist Abdulai Jalloh marries his Sweetheart, Cecilia
‘Nor Look En Face’ Takes Over the Airwaves in Sierra Leone
Haja Afsatu Olayinka Kabba: A Muslim Woman of Excellence!
Sierra Leone Government in Serious Embarrassment as Businesses Shut Down over New Tax
In Memory Of Hon Dr. Salia Jusu-Sheriff “Maada”
Cape Lambert Marampa lron Ore (SL) Limited Wishes HIS Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, Vice-President Chief Alhaji Sam Sumana
The Latest Leaked US Embassy Cable from Wikileaks Website concerning Sierra Leone
Marampa Can Achieve Late 2012 Start-Up With Maiden 200mt Jorc Resource Representing Only 20% Of The Mineralised Strike
Koidu Holdings Explains Blasting Incident at Koidu Kimberlite Project Mine Site
Presenting Professor Dr. Ritchard Tamba M’Bayo
NASSIT and HFC offers 28 Newly Built Houses for immediate Sale in Sierra Leone
African Minerals (SL) Ltd Job Vacancy
JOLLIBOY! - Solomon Pratt's Book is now available for Purchase Online
Letter To Tech: The Political ‘Dombolo’ in Kono
President Koroma Fires One: Maybe the Cabinet Reshuffle Has Commenced?
Schulenburg Should Behave Himself
No Edition out for today from Freetown, Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone's Awareness Times Publisher Never Collected a Single Penny for P.R. let alone Ten Million Leones monthly!

Copyright © 2005 - 2010, Awareness Times Sierra Leone; All Rights Reserved.
Hosted & Designed by West Africa Dot Net