The people of Kaffu Bullom and Kamasondo have called on President, Julius Maada Bio to consider Lungi in his development trajectory.
Speaking at a meeting in Lungi, under a group called the Kaffu Bullom Solidarity, the community stakeholders commended the government for giving them another son of the soil, Eddie Williams, as Chairman Board of Directors, at the Freetown International Airport Authority.
N’yilla Othman, the Deputy Chairperson of the Land-owners beneficiaries’ association said Eddie William’s appointment is a clear indication that the new direction is in line to promoting the development agenda of Kaffu Bullom as Mr. Williams is the second son of the soil ever after Idris Nabi Fofanah to have clinched such an office as the previous holders were from other parts of the country.
The Kaffu Bullom solidarity group sent a clear message to the government that they received on a sad note the suspension and subsequent sacking of Mr Idris Fofanah, the first son of the soil to hold the position of General Manager of the Freetown International Airport. The group said all former General Managers were never relieved of their duties, but completed their terms to retirement.
They resolved to approach the Vice President who is also a son of soil from Kamasondo for him to intervene and plead with President Bio to reinstate the now ditched General Manager.
Abdul Kekuda Suma of Modiya section in Lungi prayed for the new direction to succeed as he said the country would continue to progress in the reign of President Bio. He said there are challenges in running the government but at the local level the government needs to give regular updates to ensure there is no communication gap left in the process.
The group complained about the new tax levy for housing and property rates which according to them is exorbitant and capable of killing plenty businesses in their area. Many, according to Alhaji Soka Kamara who chaired the meeting have decided to fold up businesses because they cannot bear what they described as neck-breaking tax levy.
He said KAFSOL is ready to support the new direction and help in monitoring the free quality education; free healthcare initiative and other development projects.
The Kaffu Bullom solidarity group also complained against the frequent power outages by EDSA, and pleaded with government to improve the ferry services.