President Julius Maada Bio has recommitted his promise to construct a bridge linking the Freetown Peninsular and the airport town of Lungi.

The President made this affirmation at the opening of the Freetown International Airport. He said tha bridge could serve as a vital link from the capital to the airport and the entire North-West region of the country.

President Bio affirmed that his government has the belief that the bridge will be constructed. He added that his government has, however, modernised the Kissy Ferry Terminal while providing new ferries altogether.

The president reiterated his commitment to infrastructural development while stating that this is the first time the country has embarked on such a huge infrastructural project.

He clarified that the Freetown International Airport is “debt free” and the project was signed under “Build, Operate and Transfer” agreement. “We owe them nothing,” he said.

Some residents of Lungi have applauded the development but remained adamant as to when the bridge shall be constructed.

The Lungi bridge, if constructed is said to shorten the distance from the capital to the town by a significant amount.

However, successive governments have failed to honour their promises with regards the bridge.