Kasiri hill is one of the highest and toughest in the Moyamba Chiefdom. It is at the top of this hill that the ‘bomba’ network, Celtel, braved it and installed its mast that will cover the entire chiefdom.
A tour at the site left managers, journalists, members of parliament, the town chief and community members with throbbing hearts.
Addressing the team at the site the network’s managing director, Ted Sauti-Phiri, said “as you can see it is quite a challenging task that we have undertaken to cover this chiefdom and its environs.”
The MD disclosed that the site was the most expensive in the whole of the country as about Le2 billions were used to set up the site and Le 300 million was used for the road.
It was also revealed by the MD that to keep the site running and effective, there were two fuel tanks which carry 800 gallons of fuel, two 13.5 KVA generators, and an equipment site.
Mr Ted Sauti- Phiri also maintained that this was a way of making the lives of the people of their community better because with this site it would provide employment for the community people. The site, he went on, connected the people of Moyamba and Bo and also Freetown.
Giving reasons why the network chose that particular area to install its mast, the MD said they didn’t want their subscribers to be having difficulties in communicating with their people and that they didn’t also want calls to be interrupted. A member of the Information and Communication Committee in parliament, Hon. Sahr Nyama Fasuluku, said the site would help the people in terms of communication and employment.
To show their gratitude and appreciation of the work of the chiefdom people, a total of 100 desks and tables, costing Le5 million, were donated to the Moyamba District School by Celtel.