Parliament has approved a thirty four million United States agreement between the Government of Sierra Leone and the African Development Bank (ADB) for the rehabilitation of Mototoka-Sefadu Road.
Presenting the agreement to Parliament, the Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr. Momodu Kargbo, said the road rehabilitation covers 120 kilometers, noting that twenty nine million United States Dollars would be funded by what he referred to as the fragile state facilitate fund while four million nine hundred thousand United States Dollar is from the ADB.
He also stated that the funding would also include 20 kilometers of feeder roads which will include the rehabilitation of three primary schools and the rehabilitation of one community hospital, adding that payment of loan agreement is within a period of forty years.
He further said that funding for the completion of the road from Mototoka to Kono will also be supported by the ADB.
Parliamentarians present in Parliament made useful contributions in respect of the said loan agreement. An opposition Member, Hon. Tamba Kaibanja of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) said the project does not reflect the aspirations of the Kono people, but rather the beneficiaries would be those in the Tonkolili District.
While commending President Ernest Bai Koroma for doing a good work, Hon. Alimamy Kamara of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) said development is a process and therefore urged his colleagues to support the President on his agenda for change.
Other members from the two main parties also made useful comments.