The President of the old Makeni St. Franciscans Association (OMFA) Siray Timbo who also doubles as the Chairman of NATCOM has said that he will step down this April due to his latest achievements and engagements in the country.
He made this statement at the formal handing over ceremony of a resource center to the St. Francis Secondary Schools Administration in Makeni recently.
Siray Timbo said “I want to give the opportunity to other old students of the school to contribute their own quota to the improvement of educational standards and the promotion of the school ethics”
The President of the Association has meticulously served the association for the past eight years, but his engagements at NATCOM and IDEAS Limited cannot allow him to be actively involved in running the association effectively.
He expressed optimism for the school’s excellence and appealed to past and present students of the school for their moral, technical and financial support to the association and the school.
He said after serving the association for a period of eight years it is now time for others to handle the affairs of the association for the advancement of education.
Siray Timbo said “I have accomplished one of my dreams at OMFA by providing the required learning environment for pupils to use as a tool to enhance their education at the school.”
He intimated that the association has funded and supported several projects in the school and they had also financially and morally supported the school administration for its smooth running.
He expressed gratitude to Bishop Bigguzzi of the Makeni Diocese for his efforts in promoting and supporting the educational sector and community development programmes in Makeni and also commended the school administration for their support.
The Deputy Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security Alie Badara Mansaray who is also the current Vice President of OMFA is likely to succeed Siray Timbo as President this April.
Alie Badara Mansaray is also one of the committed and determined old students who has the enthusiasm to give back to their school. He is one of the favorite candidates for the position.
The old St. Franciscan Association has a membership of all sectors in society at home and abroad.
St. Francis Secondary School was established in 1956 by Christian missionaries to enable children in Makeni to get education.