I’ve been wanting to post this but I’ve had problems with getting my camera connected with my laptop (lost the lead 😆 ) hence the delay. Nevertheless Business Bomba Phase II 2010/2011 was concluded in a Grand Finale
As usual, this was a business affair and quite forma. I really must commend AFFORD who organised it as it was the only function connected to the 50th Anniversary that seemed well thought out and organised without any dramas and sob stories, excuses etc…..believe me there were plenty that would make you shake your head! For the sake of my heart, I laugh at most and hope for the better. 😉
Here’s the serious stuff:
Sponsors include: UK Department of International Development (DFID), the Soros Economic Development Fund (SEDF), the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the German International Corporation (GIZ).
The President H.E Dr Ernest Bai Koroma was present and in his in his keynote address stated that his government will continue to prioritise business initiatives. For those of you interested in Agriculture, now is the time to invest in Sierra Leone.
Also, Mrs. Eva Roberts previous Business Bomba winner was also present. Her product Moringa tea or Morvigor Tea is now available in shops and supermarkets all over Freetown. I must say I like it very much. 😉
Here’s is the list of the Top 10 including the runner ups and overall Bomba:
|Business Bomba||Position – Prize Money (In Millions Of Leones)||Business Idea|
|Samuel Theophilus Powers||Winner – 100M||Bio fuel ‘briquettes’ that can be used as an alternative for charcoal.|
|Hannah Clara Harding||1st Runner Up – 75M||Milk Production|
|Joseph Abdul Sillah
||2nd Runner Up – 70M||Coconut Oil Production|
|Maxwell Rahman Koroma
||3rd Runner Up - 65M||Scaffolding Business|
|Abdul K. Kamara
||4th Runner Up – 60M||Flavoured Honey|
|Memunatu Q. Bangura
Adolphus, Jeremy Johnson, Samuel Lamin,Daniel Amara
David A. Sam-Saidu
|Other Winners – 25M Each||Various Business Ideas|
The cocktail at the end was fantastic, plenty of food and music for the 500+ guests! Well done Business Bombas, we hope to see your products on the market next year!