Upon his arrival into the district, the Hon. Vice President paid a visit to the District IT Centre at the former Red Cross building where he inspected the equipment which are not being utilized by beneficiaries.
According to the Head of the I.T Centre, he said his centre is starving from essential facilities such as electricity supply and other necessities to meet the needs of the beneficiaries.
He called on the President His Excellency Rtd Brigadier Julius Maada Bio through his Principal Assistant, Hon. Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh to come to their aid.
In his response, the Hon. Vice President reiterated one of the New Direction flagship programmes of His Excellency President Dr. Julius Maada Bio which according to him is education and skills training.
He said His Excellency has passion for education including skills training and as result, made education one of his key flagship programmes.
At the Bankasoka Dam, the Hon. Vice President was informed about progress in the distribution of electricity in the township.
The Hon. Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh reiterated His Excellency Rtd. Brigadier Julius Maada Bio’s unflinching commitment in the area of energy distribution and encouraged the staff of Bankasoka to be committed in the discharged of their duties as it is not going to be business as usual.
At the Port Loko Government Hospital, the Hon. Vice President Dr. Jalloh assessed the facilities of the hospital. The Vice President was briefed by the Doctor in Charge of the challenges the hospital is encountering.
The Hon. Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh told the Doctor that the issues he has highlighted in the hospital were not only challenges affecting Port Loko but the country in general. He guaranteed him of the Government of President Bio’s pledge in improving the health sector of the country.
Speaking to health workers at a training session at the Port Loko Teacher’s College, the Hon. Vice President commended them for their relentless effort in serving humanity.
VP Jalloh maintained that, the health and welfare of the people of this country is a priority to the President and his government and that the government will not only stop at pronouncing support to the health care sector but take prudent steps in the provision of incentives that will improve their work and that of the sector.
On his second day of his visit to the district, the Hon. Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh paid a visit to the Lungi Government and then proceeded to the Ahmadiyyah Secondary School where the Principal of the School highlighted some of the challenges they are faced with in impacting knowledge to the children in that part of the country.
The Hon. Vice President commended them for their steadfastness amidst their challenges in carrying out their work. He assured them of the President’s free education scheme which he said the school will benefit; maintaining that he will convey their plights to the President and the Minister of Education.
The Vice President stopped over at Water Works where he inspected it facilities.
His next stop was at Rumbeh Agricultural site, Kenema Junction, Gbainty Section. Addressing the indigenes in that part of the country, Hon. Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh emphasized on the premium pledge His Excellency, Rtd. Brigadier Julius Maada Bio placed in the area of agriculture.
He told the gathering that the country is spending huge amount of money in the importation of rice adding that Sierra Leone’s soils are very fertile for agriculture and that as a result of that, the President has vowed that his government will embark on rigorous agricultural development especially in the area of rice production.
The Hon. Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh concluded his visit to the district with a conducted tour at the Babara rice swamp and a meeting with the people of Kalangba where he addressed them on the President’s development strides in the New Direction.