Africell, the Sierra Leone mobile company, have earned the president’s praises after announcing they would construct the Makeni Clock Tower in Sierra Leone.
President Ernest Bai Koroma told dignitaries and residents from the surrounding township at the commissioning of the ultra-modern edifice that Africell’s intervention was very timely otherwise.
“As a government, we will not be able to do everything alone. I am happy we have companies like Africell which are supporting us in our development drive. The company provided over $200,000 for the clock tower construction. Kudos to the management and staff [of Africell],” Koroma said.
Koroma extended his gratitude to MODCON Construction for their work and the Makeni people for exercising patience during the construction.
“We will have to take a tough decision to demolish all the houses around the clock tower. It is only then that the people will enjoy it,” Koroma said. The construction of the clock tower is in line with my government’s ‘Agenda for Change’, a strategy focusing on human development, he however noted.
Ziad Dalloul, Lintel Holdings group chairman and CEO of which Africell is a subsidiary stated: “We have all along believed in the potential and future of Sierra Leone. I will like to extend my gratitude to His Excellency for encouraging us to proceed with our first expansion.” He also said he considers Africell a true reflection of Sierra Leone that is young, vibrant and confidently entering the future.
He dedicated the clock tower to all Sierra Leoneans, especially the people of Makeni, as the company’s little contribution in the grand march towards further progress in the country.