To keep his promise of helping to rebuild war-torn Sierra Leone, the Leader and people of the Great Libyan Jamahiriya recently donated 40 forty-seven seater buses, 10 Water Bowsers, 6 Skip Trucks and 13 Garbage Collectors/compactors to the government and people of Sierra Leone.
A team of government representatives from Libya headed by the Minister of Cooperation, Mr. Mohamed Taher Siallah were in Freetown on Saturday, 16h September 2006 to officially hand over the vehicles to the Government and people of Sierra Leone.
As a boost to the Sierra Leone Government’s post-war reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts the Government of Libya through the Leader of the Great Jamahiriya, Col. Muammar Gadaffi has donated equipment and buses to the Government of Sierra Leone. A total of 40 fifty-seater buses, 10 Water Bowsers, 6 Skip trucks and 13 Garbage collectors/compactors were given as gift to Sierra Leone from the Government and people of the Great Jamahiriya of Libya. The donation of these 69 vehicles in all represents the new friendship that now characterizes relations between the two countries.
On Thursday 7th September 2006, President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, accompanied by Vice President Solomon Berewa, Government Ministers and officials, Mayors of the four provincial municipalities of Kenema, Bo, Makeni and Koidu, members of the civil society including journalists inspected the buses and specialized vehicles at the Military Headquarters, Cockerill, Freetown. Also present was the Libyan Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Mr. Alie Talesi.