I took these three photos few seconds ago as I drove down Sumaila Town after a late night dinner chat with some of our less fortunate citizens whom we are serving. It’s a night-time view of Freetown City from the newly constructed Hillside Byepass Road and it is just awesome. 10 years ago in 2007, both the city and this, by then totally unmotorable, thickly forested area were pitch black at night. Today, a modern, well-tarred road with solar powered street lights, is snaking its way from Jomo Kenyatta Road heading all the way behind Prisons through the back of Mountain Cut below the hills of Mount Aureol and onwards to eventually end at Blackhall Road just behind Kissy Road Cemetery – when completed by end of this year.
It’s quite easy to forget where we used to be and just take life for granted. I love reminding my fellow citizens of where we used to be 10 years ago in 2007 (darkest city in the world with worst ever roads), as against where we are now in 2017.
May God bless H.E. President Koroma and the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC). Amen.
© *Hon. Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden.*