By Easmon Moiguah in Sahn Malen
In fulfillment of its legal obligation Socfin Agricultural Company Sierra Leone Limited has on Friday March 5th made payment of Le 482 000,000m for land lease of Zone “A” area as per the lease agreement 15th October 2012 between the lessee and the govt of the Republic of Sierra Leone for the period 5th March 2021 to the 4 March 2022.
The area of Zone A is16,248.54 acres × USD 285 / acres = USD 46 ,308 amounting to 482 000,000 Leones at the bank exchange rate is paid today in the presence of witnesses and Representatives of of government , CSOs and journalists in Sahn Malen respectively .
Speaking on behalf of PCBVS Kebbie at the special ceremony held , Chiefdom Speaker , SR Moiguah once more commended Socfin for prompt payment nothing that Socfin is God giving which has continue to change the narrative of Malen Chiefdom forever . The Chiefdom Speaker in brief outlined the impressive CSR done by Socfin inclusive of constructions and furnishing of primary and Secondary schools both junior and Senior, payments of stipends to teachers whose names are not on govt payroll , constructions of roads , repairs of highways to and from Sahn , payments of local taxes , cultivations of Boli lands for lower Malen and IVS for Upper Malen , providing solar lights for health facilities alongside water Wells , toilets , building community Barry’s across the Chiefdom, creations of thousands of jobs for the growing youths population, giving micro funds amongst many others . Concluding the Chiefdom Speaker lavished praise adjectives on the government of HE President Bio particularly for Commissioning the newly extended mill from thirty to sixty tons per hour thus making the mill the largest in Africa.
For their parts the District Officer Pujehun, Mr. Ishaga M Turay, Agricultural officer Mr. Alex Fissan, both praised Socfin for prompt fulfillment of its obligation, and further encouraged the land owners to fully cooperate with the company.