of Sierra Leone is completing plans for the construction of a brand new Sea Port in the Southern Region of Sierra Leone, specifically, Bonthe Island.
Bonthe Island according to Dr. Tambi hosts the Rutile and Bauxite mining, adding that the port is not just for Sierra Leone, but will serve as a regional ship port looking at markets as far as Mali and Dakar.
It can be recalled that also recently, the government and Sherbro Alliance Partners – a development company owned by film actor Idris Elba and Sierra Leonean entrepreneur – Siaka Stevens, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in New York, to establish a strategic public-private partnership aimed at developing Sherbro Island as a city and an economic powerhouse.
Sherbro Island is also located on the southern coast of Sierra Leone, and has tremendous tourism and fishing potential. According to the announcement, when developed, Sherbro Island City will serve as an engine of economic growth for Sierra Leone and the surrounding West Africa region.