Chief Brima Kargbo, the Mayor of the Kenema City Council (KCC) has briefed Journalists and stakeholders on his recent visit to the United States of America at the township hall.
Chief Kargbo disclosed that his visit to America was made possible as a result of an invitation made by a group of Sierra Leoneans called the Kenema District Descendants Association (KDA).
Chief Brima disclosed that his visit to America will bring lots of benefits to the people of Kenema District adding that he made several efforts in projecting the good image and development aspirations of the Kenema City Council to development partners in the Diaspora.
He said the Kenema District Descendant Association in the United States of America in partnership with other development associates has in the past provided drugs, computers, garbage collection vehicle and ambulance among others for the Kenema City Council. The Mayor stated that the Kenema District Descendants Association will also be conducting training for councilors and security personnel in the Council in a bid to increase on their performance for effective service delivery.
Chief Kargbo expressed gratitude to members of Kenema Descendants Association for their hospitality and gesture and further encouraged other Sierra Leoneans living in other countries abroad to emulate the good example of the Kenema Descendants Association in order to fast track the development of Kenema District. The Mayor concluded by appealing to residents in Kenema City and the District to always pay their taxes as it is the back bone of any development.
He observed that if citizens are honouring their tax obligations, development will always be visible in the country.
Giving an update of the Council’s activities the Deputy Mayor of the Kenema City Council, Madam Margaret Adama Siaka disclosed that the council has embarked on series of development programs within its municipality ranging from construction of schools, road maintenance, health centres among others. She disclosed a plan to install 96 streets lights on major streets within the City. Madam Siaka called on members of the Kenema community to work together with the Council in implementation of development projects.
By Saffa Moriba