President Tejan Kabbah has officially commissioned the newly rehabilitated Goma Hydro Power station in the Dodo chiefdom, Kenema city.
During the commissioning, President Kabbah commended the National Power Authority/ Bo Kenema
Power Services (NPA/BKPS) team and the Chinese technicians for completing the rehabilitation work of the hydro in record time.
He praised the efforts of the Chinese government to the people of Sierra Leone over the years.
The Fountain of honour pointed out that such a venture showed a great concern by the Chinese government for the development of Sierra Leone.
The Commander-in-chief of the armed forces who doubles as minister of defence disclosed that an agreement had been reached between the government of Sierra Leone and China to construct one hundred referral hospitals free of cost.
After the president of the republic had spoken, the Energy and Power minister Lloyd During said he was pleased with the timely completion of the hydro project.
He emphasized that, “Bo and Kenema are now fit for any industrial investment because of abundance of electricity supplies in the two cities.
The minister also commended the Sierra Leone Ambassador to China, Sahr Johnny, for spearheading the project to finishing.
The Chinese ambassador to Sierra Leone, Cheng Wenju, congratulated the people of Sierra Leone especially those in the eastern city for having seen the completion of yet another development project in the country.
The paramount cheif of Dodo chiefdom, PC Foday Faba Kpakra and PC Madam Mamie Gamanga of Simbaru chiefdom praised and thanked the Chinese and the Government for undertaking the project in their chiefdoms.
The Board chairman of the NPA/BKPS, chief Brima Kargbo chaired the occasion while the resident minister east, Hon Sahr Randoff Fillie Faboe, made closing remarks.
The ceremony was climaxed by a conducted tour of the hydro facilities.