Having secured nearly 17,000 votes cast in the past parliamentary election in Kholifa Rowala Chiefdom, Tonkolili District, the Member of Parliament representing constituency 59, Hon. Hassan A. Sesay, has toured sections in the chiefdom to discuss vital development issues with his constituents.
In the midst of executive members of the All Peoples Congress (APC) party in the district, the MP ensured the creation of a platform which allowed members of his constituency to put forward issues bordering on their lives, mostly on the provision of basic social amenities.
In the villages of Mabom, Makomp and a distance village from Magburaka called Masanga, the Honourable member, together with party stalwarts explained to residents of those villages, the need to embrace the APC party taking into effect the development strides that have taken place during the short period of the party’s administration.
The MP mentioned that the township of Magburaka; which used to epitomize a very big village, has now been transformed into a modern city with well-paved roads lit with solar powered lights.
He said that the free health care has seen a major break-through in the lives of pregnant women, lactating mothers and under five children since its introduction in 2010.
With specific reference to the village of Mabom; a community situated a few kilometers away from Magburaka, Hon. Hassan Sesay pointed out that education in that part of the chiefdom was a big issue, as facilities, especially a dignified structure to host pupils was absent.
He said that with the backing of the Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Dr. Minkailu Bah, the village can now boast of an ultra-modern structure designated for academic purposes.
He averred that this achievement was part of his campaign promises to the people of Mabom and fulfilling it was a complete relief.
The MP used the platform to sensitize his constituents about the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus which has claimed the lives of people in neighbouring Guinea and Liberia. He educated the gathering in their local dialect on how to prevent Ebola and other deadly communicable diseases.
The same messages were replicated in the villages of Makomp and Masanga, where a good number of constituents had gathered on receipt of information that their MP had gone to visit them.
At the Barray in the town of Masanga, where inhabitants of 25 villages were captured, the MP was eulogized for his intervention in providing fuel for the running of the Masanga Hospital.
The Medical Co-ordinator of the Hospital affirmed that the MP sends a consignment of fuel every two weeks.
He also mentioned that he had provided additional seating accommodation for the Nursing School attached to the hospital and had equally advocated for the provision of free health care to the hospital.
However, residents of the aforementioned villages lamented to the MP that the issues of water supply, provision of solar street lights for public places such as schools and hospitals; and the poor condition of roads in the villages are issues they would want solution to, and that their MP should channel their concerns to the authorities concerned.
By Poindexter Sama
Tuesday April 29, 2014