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In Sierra Leone, Ernest Koroma Stadium Commissioned
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Apr 4, 2011, 12:02
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President Koroma
President Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday 31st March 2011 commissioned the Ernest Bai Koroma Mini Stadium named after him in Constituency 95, being represented by Hon. Claude Kamanda in Newton, Koya Rural via Waterloo.

Welcoming the President and his delegation to the epoch occasion, Councilor Doris Harding of Ward 334 described the day as a big blessing to the Ward, as according to her, it was the second project that the President Koroma was commissioning in the Ward since taking up office as Head of State.

Chairman for the occasion Alhaji Bangura said the Ernest Bai Koroma Mini Stadium and Fence Corner Stone Laying is a milestone in the Rural District. The project, he said is the vision and promise of Hon. Claude Kamanda that has been turned into reality.

He affirmed that Local Institutions must be strengthened for capacity building as part of the Presidents Agenda for Change.

He informed that the project is divided into three phases. Phase one has to do with the construction of the soccer pitch, valley and basket ball lawns. Phase two - the construction of the Fence and Phase three, the construction of the Pavilion. He added that the fencing will cost Le50M.

However, he noted the Stadium will at its present state be handed over to the President for onward construction completion

Alhaji Alimu Awoko representing, the Sierra Leone Football Association and the Western Area Football Association pledged total support and vowed to embrace the project and will recommend it to FIFA for funding. He pledged $5,000 to the project.

The National Coordinator of the 50th Independence Anniversary Committee, Balogun Koroma commended Hon. Claude Kamanda for what he described as a laudable venture and referred to both the President and Hon. Claude Kamanda as Risks Calculated Leaders.

This is a year of Jubilee in line with this year of implementation, as jubilee is referred to as Gods time for positive change he said.

Delivering his Statement, President Koroma described the day as a milestone for himself, Constituency 95 and the people of Ward 334. This project, he said, is in line with his vision for the nation, noting that what is being fought for at national level is being manifested at local level.

He commended the workers for a job well done, saying that the facilities would be good for everyone especially for the youths.

The stadium, he said, can do many things to transform the area and informed that the energy project, based in the ward will soon be launched. He commended Hon. Claude Kamanda and thanked the people for supporting the party and the government.

According to the President governments focus is to develop the nation and that the MPs work has impressed him. He promised to coordinate the Fund Raising for the completion of the stadium and that the project is a pride for everyone.


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