The Lungi Bridge is too costly to be considered a top Priority!

Mabang Bridge in ruin with no maintenance Mabang Bridge in ruin with no maintenance

We neither have the money nor the expertise for this ostentatious Lungi Bridge project!

We depend on the resources and technical expertise of other nations to undertake a colossal $2.1 billion project.

Below is a photo of the Mabang Bridge that collapsed a couple of months ago and lies in ruins with no capacity to fix it.

Even bridges constructed on dry land do not last forever. They deteriorate over a period of time and need periodic maintenance.

We have no capacity to rehabilitate the National Stadium, the Youyi Building or Fourah Bay College! Na Lungi Bridge we go service?

How can a country mortgage a major road connecting its capital to the  airport to a private company whose sole interest is profit making?

Sierra Leone already owes the Chinese alone  $220 million that the country cannot repay even in 400 years.

It is on record that Sierra Leone knows only how to take debts and not how to repay them.

Sierra Leone is mortgaging its sovereignty to China and generations coming after us will face the embarrassments of our current actions.

Sierra Leone will not control the bridge which will evidently be constructed by the Chinese. It's only China that has funds to be dumped anywhere for political purposes.

In the far future, China will squeeze Sierra Leone to pay back its debts. China may shutdown the bridge or refuse to service it if Sierra Leone fails to live up to the terms of the project.

Sierra Leone cannot fight China! China can punish Sierra Leone anyhow and anytime if things go wrong with this project.

Sierra Leone is a failed state that relies on the sweat of other nations through begging and handouts.

Basic social services in the country are in shambles! Water and health care services are dysfunctional. The system of education is deplorable. The country cannot even feed itself. It can't grow its staple food, rice to feed itself.

There is so much idle talk about this bridge which will cause more problems than solutions.

I see the Chinese administering our great grand children Who will speak Chinese as their official language.

I'm really tired with this poor man bluff! So so idle talk.

Obituaries

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With gratitude to God for a life well lived

Obituary for the late Evelyn Lauretta Idowu-Davies
Sunrise:11 February 1925
Sunset : 10 March 2019
Aged 94
Funeral & Communion service : Friday 22 March at the Ebenezer Methodist Church Murray Town at 2:30
From the Children and grandchildren at home and abroad.

17th March 2019, marks the 20th Anniversary of the passing away of HONORABLE, DR. SHEIKH BATU DARAMY SR, aka, SB Daramy.  Dr. Sheikh Batu Daramy, Sr. B.Sc (Economics from London School of Economics, UK), M.A., Ph.D from Howard University, was born on 20th September, 1920 in Makeni.  Today we remember one of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) oldest members.  In 1948, Hon. Dr. Sheikh Batu Daramy was awarded a Sierra Leone Government scholarship to attend the London School of Economics from where he graduated in 1952 with a B.Sc in Economics. ...

The death is announced of Mr. Fuad Din Gabisi age 84 years whose sad event took place today Monday 12th November, 2018. He is survived by his wife Balkisu Din Gabisi of 3 Ingham Street Fourah Bay Community, Freetown. Sisters: Haja Bola Deen (Late) and Ola Din-Gabisi (UK)
Children: Mrs. Christiana Bultman-Sulaiman of the USA
Mr. Sulay Din Gabisi of USA
Miss Zainab Din Gabisi of Freetown
Mr. Aziz Din Gabisi of Freetown
Mr. Dyfu Din Gabisi of USA
Grandchildren
Miss Blanche Bultman of USA
Mr. Fuad Din Gabisi ...

The death is reported of Police Constable Santigie Ado Kamara formerly of the Operational Support Division (OSD), Panlap Division, Makeni and of Binkolo, Safroko Chiefdom. He died by road accident on Saturday 4th August 2018. Aged 39. He is survived by his wife Isatu Kamara, children Teresa, Samuel, Kenneth, Augustine, Emmanuel and Marie. Brothers: Abu, Kelfa, Karim, Gbessay, Sampha and Dura. Sisters: Jane D.M Sesay, Amie, Isatu, Sinnah, Sentho, Sarah, Helen, Fatu and Kadiatu. He will be buried on Sunday 19th August, 2018 at Binkolo. May his gentle soul Rest In Peace!

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