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Sierra Leone News : Sierra Akker Food Processing Commended by MPs
By Augustine Samba (freelancer)
Jun 22, 2015, 17:10
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The Parliamentary Committee Chairman on Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, Hon. Alimamy G. Kargbo has heaped praises on the Managing Director and highest Shareholder of the Sierra Akker Food Processing Company, Mr. Pakai Kamara for undertaking such a laudable agricultural investment in Sierra Leone. Hon. Kargbo made this pronouncement on Friday 19th June 2015 when he led a delegation of Members of Parliament on a field visit at the Sierra Akker poultry farm at Subuya in the Koya Chiefdom, Port Loko District and the yet to be established Meat facility at Kossoh Town.

 

In a very impressive mood, the Committee Chairman described the investment as a great project that should be emulated by other Sierra Leoneans who intend to invest. According to Hon. Alimamy G. Kargbo, the Sierra Akker Food Processing Company has the tendency to boast the economy of Sierra Leone.

 

“It has the potential to bring development, businesses and that is why I urged colleagues MP to visit here and learn this initiative from the Managing Director” he exclusively told our reporter in an interview.

 

In his statement, the Deputy Chairman of the Agriculture Committee, Hon. Thomas Marke Turay said they were highly impressed with the investment at Subuya and the proposed food meat treatment facility at Kossoh Town. According to him, based on personal observation, such an agricultural investment would create more jobs, employment and economic growth.


“I am moved, because it is difficult to see young indigenous Sierra Leoneans to undertake such an agricultural venture” he emphatically said.

 

Hon. Thomas Marke Turay went on to appeal to all Members of Parliament especially the committee members to give the project a desire support. He also assured the Managing Director that, they will continue to mediate among the Butcher’s Union and the other party for Sierra Akker to take over the dilapidated Butcher center at Kossoh Town for better improvement. He reassured the butcher’s Union that Parliament will give them the utmost support to be relocated and have a good working relationship with Sierra Akker in order to produce hygienic food meat.

 

Speaking to the delegation, the Managing Director said the Sierra Akker Poultry Farm worth over 2.5 US million Dollars. He said at least 50 staff including unskilled, skilled and expatriate are working at the poultry. The poultry, he said produce ten thousand eggs per day and there are thirty thousand commercial layers. Mr. Pakai Kamara said the farm has sixty thousand capacities for layers.

 

Further, he informed that NASSIT owns 30% of the investment but that the majority of the shares belong to him.  


The young investor said in order to improve on the investment, government should review some of the livestock policy. He said some of existing policies on livestock are very archaic and moribund as compare to other
countries. He therefore appealed to Members of Parliament to revisit the policies for his company to start standard and hygienic production of food meat for Sierra Leone and other countries.

 

He also assured that as soon as the local butchers are relocated he will reconstruct the old facility into a modern standard.


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