Transport Minister, NCP Chair laud Bollore's Impressive New Terminal Investment

Transport Minister, NCP Chair laud Bollore's Impressive New Terminal Investment

Freetown Terminal Limited (FTL), a subsidiary of Bollore Group has been highly acclaimed by key government officials for the company’s massive investment at Queen Elizabeth II. The Minister of Transport and Aviation, Kabineh Kallon was joined by the Chairman of National Commission for Privatization (NCP), Umaru Napoleon Koroma, General Manager of Sierra Leone Port Authority (SLPA) Dr Abdulai Fofanah, and the Chairman of SLPA, Manso Dumbuya, on a conducted tour on Freetown Terminal Limited’s facilities on Tuesday. 

The company had a concession agreement signed with the Government of Sierra Leone in October 2010 for an initial period of ten years, and in 2016 Parliament ratified an additional ten years port concession with the government becoming a shareholder with 20%. FTL’s extension project involves a new quay of 270 meters at -13 meters, 3.5 hectares of new storage area, two ship-to-shore cranes and four Rubber Tyre Granting (RTG) cranes. The new Quay started operation on 29th August 2018 with 3780 TEUS of extra capacity, 168 reefers plugs and a power plant of 6 megawatts designed to provide 100% of needs.

Bollore’s Country Manager, Fabjanko Kokan said they are working as a team not only to transform the port to become one of the best in the world. The port’s development he said will benefit unborn generation. “I am happy that 35 Sierra Leoneans have been trained to operate the new cranes, which have the capacity to handle over forty containers per hour.

Kokan pointed out that his company investment has helped reduce the time for clearing containers at the port and provides more business opportunities to the country.  He thanked the government of Sierra Leone for the trust and confidence it has on the company to be a key partner.

Transport and Aviation Minister, Kabineh Kallon commended the great job done by the company and assured that government will continue to provide a sound legal and investment opportunities framework for the benefit of the nation. He revealed that the government will continue to look for further expansion project so that bigger ships will come in.

Chairman of NCP, Umaru Napoleon Koroma said he is highly impressed with the company's investment, which adds to the country’s development drive.  “We are hoping for a further expansion so as to enable us has the largest port in the Sub region,” he said and added that there are greater opportunities ahead for Sierra Leone to become a transshipment hub.  Chairman of SLPA, Manso Dumbuya commended FTL’s investment and encouraged the company to continue with the good works.


Friday, August 21st 2019 marks a year of the passing of Hadja Hawa Khadar Daramy, wife of Late Honourable Dr. Sheikh Batu Daramy (First Financial Secretary of Sierra Leone) and Member of Parliament of Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP).  Hadja Hawa was born 1st December 1922 to Sowoi Mariama Fortune and Alhaji Ali Khadar.
Hadja Hawa Khadar Daramy hails from Mongeray, Kpaka, Pujehun where her mother was born.  Oh! how she just loved Mongeray.   Her father was born in Helba, North Lebanon.
Hadja Hawa Khadar Daramy passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday 21st August


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
Miss Blanche Bultman of USA
Mr. Fuad Din Gabisi ...


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