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In Sierra Leone, Parliament Ratifies the MAPE Project
By Augustine Samba
Jul 16, 2010, 17:04

Members of Parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone on Thursday 15th July 2010 approved the MAPE Project which was table before the House on Friday 9th instant by the Minister of Lands, Country Planning and the Environment, Dr. Denis Sandy.

According to the minister, the project is geared towards the construction of state of the art houses to prove to whole world that an indigenous Sierra Leonean project could as well create employment facilities to its people.  The project he went would also create lodging facilities for both local and foreign travelers.  He therefore, appealed to all Sierra Leoneans including the Members of Parliament to put hands on deck and support the initiative according to him construction works would soon start.

He said MAPE initiatives was brought by some Sierra Leoneans and their friends based in Switzerland and Greece who he informed patriotically thought of developing their country through the MAPE project. He disclosed that over five hundred million US dollars is going to be spent to enhance this project.

Supporting the motion the Hon. Kai Banja of the SLPP congratulated the minister, saying the project was very essential. He said such a project would give Sierra Leone a face lift. He however, appealed to the minister to negotiate with project proprietors to replicate it to other parts of the country.

Hon. Binneh Bangura of Constituency 55 where the project is to commence said it was a rebirth of his constituency. He said the project proposal has outlined so many opportunities, and that it was a blessing in disguise for that community especially for those living in the Diaspora to think of developing the country by the establishment of such a wonderful project.

The project lodging facilities is going to be located in Konakridee and Mape in the Kaffu Bullom chiefdom in the Port Loko district and would have a wide range of facilities that is expected of a standard living internationally.

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