A three-classroom block has been formally handed over to the people of Jokibu village in the Dodo Chiefdom, Kenema district.
The chairman of the occasion, Thomas Amara Lahai, thanked the government and NaCSA for providing the enabling learning environment for their children, and appealed to his people to continue to cooperate with NaCSA in their bid to develop their community.
He however pleaded with NaCSA for the provision of health centres in their community.
In his contribution the NaCSA regional coordinator East, Moses Gboma, urged the people of Jokibu village to uphold the spirit of patriotism and unity in the chiefdom.
He said the multi million three-classroom block was constructed under NaCSA’s community-driven programme.
Presenting the keys to the Jokibu community on behalf of the government of Sierra Leone, NaCSA’s commissioner Alhaji Kanja Sesay congratulated the people of Jokibu for the speedy completion of their school project, which he described as a life long achievement.
The women’s leader, Betty Lahai, gave a brief background of the school project, disclosing that the project became a reality due to the efforts of her community members and NaCSA‘s supervisory role.
Mr Juma Mattia, the district’s councillor from Ward Two, highlighted the benefits of sending girls to school.
“Educating a woman means educating the world,” he noted and paid special tribute to the government of Sierra Leone and NaCSA for their courage in taking education to the doorsteps of the rural communities.
The parish priest in Panguma, Rev.Fr. Mondeh, commended NaCSA for its invaluable effort in addressing the real needs of rural communities in diverse ways, citing health and education as classic examples.
He revealed that his parish could now boast of a modem primary school structure and appealed to the Jokibu community to protect it at all times.