The deputy permanent secretary of the National Power Authority (NPA), Saidu Samura, has launched the resettlement advisory group of the Bumbuna hydroelectric project at the Santano House in Freetown.
In his statement Dr Abdulai Jalloh said the people from the Bumbuna township and surroundings were important in the implementation of the resettlement project.
Dr Jalloh noted that, “the Bumbuna project has been on for a long time but it is now that we have a president who has good intention for the completion of the project”.
He added that President Koroma knew the importance of electricity and that that’s why he had concentrated on Bumbuna.
Dr Mira Cruz from the World Bank said the funds for the project were being provided by a number of agencies and the government of Sierra Leone, and that everything would be done to complete the project.
She appealed to paramount chiefs to be in cooperation with their subjects so that the project would be a success.
Dr Sullay Kamara from the Stabilized Agricultural Programme (SAP) said the objective of SAP was to facilitate the people affected to actively engage in farming.