The Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs has revealed that Sierra Leone will play host to the Budapest-Bamako-Freetown Rally Finish Line 2022, from 6th to 8th November, 2022.
This revelation is made in a press release issued today, Tuesday 25 October 2022.
The statement reads; “The event which has been dubbed; the “Budapest-Bamako-Freetown Challenge” is the world’s largest amateur vehicular rally and Africa’s biggest humanitarian event. The rally comprises 600 participants with 250 vehicles and 350 motor bikes arriving in Sierra Leone through Kambia on 6th November, 2022 to Masiaka town where they will spend the night. On 7th November, 2022 the teams will move to Bureh beach where a Beach Carnival will be organized in their honour.
The teams will drive through Waterloo, Up Gun, Kissy Road, Goderich Street, Rokel Street, Siaka Stevens Street, Sanders Street, St. John, Savage Street, Congo Cross, Wilkinson Road, Lumley Beach Road and arrive at the Finish Line, Jigibonta Restaurant, Lumley Beach on 8th November, 2022 where His Excellency the President is expected to receive them.
The public is hereby informed that some of the vehicles and motorbikes will be sold by the teams while in Freetown. Interested buyers are requested to contact the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, B 28 King Harman Road, Brookfields Freetown or visit www.carmarket-bamako2022.lusteenet.hu for direct access to the owners of the said vehicles.
The Budapest-Bamako- Freetown Challenge aims at actualizing His Excellency the Dr. Julius Maada Bio’s vision of making Sierra Leone an attractive tourist destination, create a platform for cultural exchange, facilitate foreign direct investment and provide jobs for the youth, women and other vulnerable groups.”