The residents of Kambuiwoma village in the Lambayama section in the Nongowa Chiefdom in the Kenema district have held a development planning meeting at Dia Kabaibu village.
In his opening remarks the Chairman of the meeting Sheik Fuad Kallon described the meeting as timely saying that the purpose of the meeting was to put modalities in place to meet all stakeholders in the Kenema district to solicit support for the development of their communities saying that they have not benefited from any development projects in their communities since the end of the war which devastated their community.
According to the Chairman their community needs a lot of development disclosing that their felt need is a proper school structure and good road network adding that the bridges along their main road between Menima and Waima are death traps which need urgent attention to prevent any disaster.
In his contribution the head teacher of Dia Kabaibu primary school Mr. Dan Rogers gave a brief background of the school, saying that the Dia Kabaibu primary school was founded in 1964 and that the school can now boast of 155 pupils but lacks an adequate number of teachers and a proper school structure.
He commended the people for what he described as their kind hospitality towards him and his colleague teachers serving in the school.
Contributing Musa Alpha expressed disappointment over the backwardness of their communities behind the Kambui hill and he therefore appealed for government’s prompt intervention.
In their contributions Chief Bockarie Gaima of Joru, the town chief of Dia Kabaibu Chief Brima Kondor and Chief Mustapha Suwu pledged their fullest support towards the construction of the school saying that they cannot succeed in the school project without support from the Ministry of Education Youths and Sport and therefore called on the Deputy Director of Education Kenema Mr. John Swaray to come to their aid by supporting the school project. He assured all that they would provide all the local materials and labour that lies in their power.
The Secretary General Mohamed Fadiru Jusu explained the need for them to join the National Farmer’s Cooperative Union, which was unanimously agreed by all. Meaningful contributions were made by the Financial Secretary Yusufu Suwu, the agric committee chairman Jusu Keifa and treasurer D.B.Moisia among others.