Work on the much publicized one hundred million-dollar oil palm investment in Malen Chiefdom, Pujehun district by Socfin Agricultural Company Sierra Leone Limited, has on Monday April 4th 2011 commenced with the Pujehun District APC Chairman, Patrick Kaikai, re-assuring all of government’s continuous support
The start of operations currently involving the brushing of site for the establishment of oil palm nursing, comes against the background of negative criticisms most of which have continued to be debunked by various stakeholders including ministers of government, local chiefs and landowning families respectively
Making the assurance at a party meeting held at Jao Malen on April 9th 2011, APC Pujehun District Chairman, Patrick Kaikai, said that the establishment of the oil palm project in the Malen Chiefdom is a calculated plan of government to provide job opportunities for the unemployed, especially youths who, he said, are in desperate need of jobs, adding that the Government of President Koroma is very keen on development and that all will be done to make double sure that both the investors and the local chiefs live up to their corporate responsibilities.
Speaking at the occasion, various members of the District Wing of the APC Party including Chairman, Kenawova Salia ,coordinator Sallu Conteh, APC Scribe Foday Massaquoi,Youth leader Sheku Sannoh, encouraged all to join the ruling APC for better development ,a situation which left many pledging support for the party ahead of 2012 Elections.
Welcoming all to the gathering, Hon PC B.V.S. Kebbie thanked all for the visit and alongside other local dignitaries further promised to deliver Constituency 88 for the ruling APC come Parliamentary Elections.
He used the ceremony to throw light on the ongoing operations of the Socfin Agricultural Company noting that everything is on course and that the chiefdom stands to benefit from a referral hospital, educational packages, good road network and housing facilities.
Similar statements were made by respective Chiefdom authorities including Chiefdom Speaker S.R. Moiguah, Francis Gina Sengeh, Court Chairman, Samba Sijoe Musa Koroma and Eddie Amara.
By Easmon Moiguah