Village Headman Offers Land for Mobile Network Expansion in Karena District

By Emmanuel Bangura

Chief Momoh Bangura of Kamateh Village, Sandamagbolontor Chiefdom, Karena District, Northern Sierra Leone, has extended an invitation to mobile network companies in Sierra Leone to utilize a portion of their land for the construction of a mobile network pole. This move aims to provide essential services to the entire chiefdom and neighboring areas.

Addressing community stakeholders in a meeting on January 3rd 2024, Chief Bangura highlighted the pressing need for improved network coverage in over forty towns and villages, emphasizing the challenges faced by residents in communicating with their families and friends due to the lack of telecommunication infrastructure in the chiefdom.

Chief Bangura welcomed Orange SL Limited, Qcell, and Africell Mobile Networks to utilize the land for enhancing communication within Sandamagbolontor Chiefdom and its environs. He stressed an open-door policy within his chieftaincy, encouraging investment opportunities to leverage their land for communal development.

Highlighting Sandamagbolontor Chiefdom’s significance as the largest and most populous in Karena District, Chief Bangura urged mobile network companies to embrace this opportunity for mutual benefit.

Supporting the Chief’s initiative, Hassan Kalia Bangura, a community teacher, echoed the community’s readiness to embrace any company willing to improve network connectivity. He underscored the challenges faced by hundreds or even thousands of locals due to inadequate network coverage.

In extending New Year greetings, Chief Momoh Bangura wished all mobile companies in Sierra Leone success in enhancing their operations and network coverage for the prosperous year ahead.

This initiative stands as a testament to the community’s eagerness to collaborate with telecommunications companies for the betterment of communication services in the region.


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