I watched SLBC TV on Tuesday, 9th April and heard the Lands Minister, Hon. Musa Tarawallie talk about plans by government to transform Lungi into Sierra Leone’s commercial city. This is encouraging news, given its strategic location especially from the viewpoint of trade.

Sierra Leone’s development growth has been reflective in a range of areas. From infrastructure to energy generation and distribution, to the fight against corruption and image branding, amongst others, we have continued to score the greatest percentage. This is also the case in the areas of promoting democratic credentials which today larged helped in us gaining international recognition for our successes and more support to our development. Take for instance, the area of air transport; we recently got encouraging news in that late last year, government signed an agreement with the China Railway International Consortium for the construction of a brand new airport in the mainland of Mamamah in the outskirts of the country’s capital, Freetown. This is in addition to infrastructural support projects to Sierra Leone from the Chinese government. This new airport in the mainland, when constructed, will help in fostering trade and in expanding our city.