The Paramount Chief of Dodo Chiefdom in the Kenema District, PC Alhaji Stevens Foday Fabah Kpaka has called on the government, NGOs and international agencies to assist in developing his chiefdom.
Speaking to media practitioners in Kenema City, the Paramount Chief said Dodo is one of the Chiefdoms in the Kenema District that suffered greatly during the war in Sierra Leone, pointing that all the infrastructural development within the Chiefdom were destroyed during that era PC Fabah explained further that since he became Paramount Chief on May 23rd 2003, he has been able to improve on water and sanitation system, coupled with the construction of a community centre and one junior secondary school with staff quarters in the Chiefdom headquarters town of Dodo.
He also spoke about the rehabilitation of UMC primary school and emphasized that the Dodo sawmill is on the verge of starting operations again, while noting that the primary school at Jokibu in the Bundoryama section was built by NaCSA.
Two primary schools, he said were built through the Sababu education project adding that all the schools are with hand pump, water well facilities with the exception of the one in Jokibu, but however requested for trained and qualified teachers and more health centres for his chiefdom.
He lamented that only four health centres are available in four of the seven sections of the Chiefdom and that they are far away, and the remaining three sections are without medical attention.
He also spoke about the road network within the Chiefdom which he described as deplorable especially the roads linking the Chiefdom headquarter town of Dodo to neighbouring Chiefdoms like Kangama Gorama, Simbaru, Fallah Wandor and Gorama Mende and to most agricultural places.
By Saffa Moriba