The Founder and President of KAMLOCk International Mining LLC USA/G’s Victory International, Bishop William Lockhart on Sunday donated high breed agricultural seeds to the Kaffu Bullom Chiefdom Farmers’ Association.
Bishop Lockhart said that all he was doing in the community for now was a mark of respect for the late Paramount Chief Komkanda whom he in 2003 when he first visited the Chiefdom.
He assured the people that the time had come for them to transform from small to large scale farming, while stressing that the main purpose of the gathering was to launch the project in Lungi and donate high breed seeds which would cover some 12 acres of land.
Bishop Lockhart said the project would cover all the 149 chiefdoms in the country without discrimination as the Black Caucus in USA including the Black Mayor were preparing to visit the country in April this year to officially launch the project, adding that Marlon Jackson the elder brother of the late pop star Michael Jackson would be part of the humanitarian Investors that are coming in April to help orphaned children. They also plan to support widows of former soldiers and ex-service men by providing “basic facilities” for them.
Bishop Lockhart promised the people of Lungi that they would be the first to benefit from the solar panel project they would bring about as electricity, he said, was paramount in achieving the success of their project. He said they would bring light to homes and build street lights to beautify the Chiefdom. He said that the people should be thankful to the First Lady, Sia Koroma as she was the one who gave her support for the project to be fruitful. He assured the people of Kaffu Bullom that he would not encourage any employment based on favouritism. He said 161 farmer associations registered with the project but that there were only 142 remaining.
He further encouraged them to pray for the project as he is leaving for USA now hoping to return in April for the official launching with the other investors.
David A.M. Senesi, President of G’s Victory International Sierra Leone Branch told the people that the aim of the project was to compete with foreign investors like the Lebanese and Indians whom he said had dominated the business trend of the country.
Mr. Senesi further said that there were plans to change the current business plan in the country and that they would establish a two-phased project comprising the private and public sectors.
Representing the Paramount Chief, B.B Kamara welcomed the delegation saying that since they last visited in 2003 there had been so much grumbling among farmers about the project because of their long absence.
By Alhaji Manika Kamara