He made this statement at the ceremony of the laying of the foundation stone for the construction of the regional headquarter of the party at a jam parked meeting along Makeni Magbuaraka highway, Bombali District.
President Koroma in his remarks thanked the entire membership of the party for their contributions, commitments and quick response towards the construction and implementation of the project. He added that if such efforts are sustained, the party will be able to host programmes in the edifice.
He pointed out that the APC is a family that believes in the settling and managing of issues through constructive and peaceful dialogue. “We are a family and we don’t want confusion in the party,” he noted.
He boasted that the APC will continue to win elections and called on all party members and stalwarts to engender the needed efforts and collaborations to continue to stay in governance. As it stands, there is no opposition, President Koroma said, amid thunderous applause. He stated that such efforts of building the Northern Regional office, will be cascaded to other regions, towns, and after the party would have stayed in governance for fifty years, he said, the party will cascade similar efforts to chiefdom levels.
National Secretary General of the party Ambassador Osman Foday Yansanneh in his opening remarks said the ruling APC Party has developed and transformed the country through the dynamic leadership of President Ernest Bai Koroma and pointed out that the APC has developed the country from all fronts more than any other political party in the history of the country. He said the party has mobilized funds and resources for the successful implementation of the project and will continue to replicate similar efforts across the country.
Project manager Hon. Alimamy P. Koroma said that the date for the laying of the foundation stone was a historic moment for the party and called on party members to enhance peace, unity, progress and development within the party structures. He said the complex will meet the required standards but issued a stern warning to all to refrain from meddling with building materials meant for the project.
He promised that in the next ninety days the first phase of the project will be completed and disclosed that structures and committees have been put together to ensure the successful implementation of the project. He appealed to members of the party to continue to sustain the momentum of mobilizing funds for the successful implementation of the project.