October 11, 2021
By Mohamed Abu Conteh
Mercury International, the leading betting company in Sierra Leone has on Friday 8th October, 2021 graced the celebration of the first Foundation Day of Dr. Kadie A. Sesay Girls Secondary School in Port Loko City by contributing one hundred million Leones to the school.
The school which was the first Girls Secondary School in Port Loko District was constructed by Mercury International as part of its contributions to the government flagship programme, the Free Quality Education. It has been named after a renowned female academia, Dr. Kadie A. Sesay who hails from the district.
The school was officially opened by His Excellency the President, Retired Brigadier Julius Maada Bio on the 8th October, 2020 in Port Loko City, Bakaloko Chiefdom, Port Loko District.
According to the managing director of Mercury international Lottery, Martin Michael who served as the guest of honor in the Foundation said
“These was without doubt Mercury International largest single cooperate Social Responsibility Project that we under took.” He added that he was part of the projects right from the development of the plan to the turning of sod handing over of the site to the Contractor’s until they handed over the School to the Government of Sierra Leone exactly one year ago.
He further that as part of the celebration Mercury international Lottery brought along three thousand Exercises Books donated by a friend at Print Point Sierra Leone Limited and the Mercury international donated School bags as a supports to pupils to help them with their School works.
He affirmed that because of the damages of the School after years of Construction he promised that
“When he returned to Freetown on Monday morning the Company will put into the School Bank account the sum of fifty million Leones to cover the maintenance of the School.”
He added that ” I personally from my own family will also put into the account the for the administration of the school the sum of fifty million Leones.”
Martin Michael admonished the pupils to take their School works with all seriousness because they will serve as future leaders and with Education they will actualize their dreams.
The Resident Minister North West, Haja Isata Kamara said the region is the newest of all the regions in the Country with no girls at all, but there was a great need for the establishment of a girl School particular in Port LOKO District which is the head quarter Town of the North West region.
She affirmed that that during the thank you tour of the President Julius Maada Bio she pleaded with the President for the establishment of a girl School in Port Loko.
She added that as a listen President in March 2020 the Construction work kick started with Mercury international Lottery the key sponsor of the School.
Haja Isata Kamara said the ideal of the School is to developed elite individual who will be competent to change their environment to their to great comfort meat with moral ideals.
The Principal of the School when outline the reports of the Dr.Kadie A. Sesay, Mrs Mariam Gagba said the School which started with 48 pupils can now boost of having hundred and twenty pupils; the demand has increase as a results of girls Education and commitment of the teaching staffs.
She added that when the School was opened it was consist of few teachers, but can now boost of having twelve teachers with two degree holders with vast knowledge of School administration.
Mrs Kamara said the school faces several challenges especially when no subsidies are paid for maintaining the school and the auxiliary staffs; this affects the operations of the School.
The celebration was climaxed with the distribution of books and bags to the School pupils.