Sierra Leone’s Former Ambassador to South Korea, Omrie Michael Golley over the weekend received a rousing welcome from his people in Pujehun as he visited to introduce his agricultural development program as well as consult on his political future. Golley, who has maternal origins from Pujehun and paternal lineage from the Western Area has been touring various parts of the country to establish agricultural training centers as part of his efforts to promote drip irrigation and food self sufficiency in Sierra Leone.
The British trained lawyer is set to introduce drip irrigation – a cost effective and environmentally friendly agricultural technology perfected in Israel to ensure crops are produced throughout the year. So far four agricultural training centres have been established in Bumbuna, Port Loko, Bo and Kenema Districts. He has recently funded and inaugurated the first students farm for the University of Makeni.
As part of his visit to Pujehun, Omrie met with the Paramount Chief of Kpanga Chiefdom, Pujehun District PC Andrew Ibrahim Jaiah Kaikai. He stated that he was honoured by the Paramount Chief’s warm and generous welcome.
The audience with the Paramount Chief was followed by a jam packed public meeting in Pujehun, where Omrie explained his vision for a food self sufficient Sierra Leone adding; “I believe this country deserves to move forward and we must all unite and work together regardless of our political ideology, region or tribe…” he said.
You can watch SLBC’s coverage of Omrie’s visit to Pujehun here.