AWMS 2Rs Campaign Committee - Update #5
October 2022

First a recap from Update #4
A formal agreement detailing binding financial costs has been reached and signed by both contracting parties - The AWMS 2Rs Campaign and Techsult & Co Ltd, Consulting Engineers, of 26 Percival Street, Freetown as Structural Engineers for the Project.

This agreement also includes binding financial agreements with:
  • Harstec and Associates the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering firm, and
  • Associates the Quantity Surveyors
A request for exemption from Goods and Services Tax (GST) due National Revenue Authority (NRA) by the campaign for the project, has been forwarded to His Lordship the Bishop, in his capacity as Proprietor and Chairman, Board of Governors, for onward transmission to the NRA. This request is based on the ‘Exemption under the Second Schedule of the Goods and Services Tax Act’ that educational institution can benefit from a status of tax exemption under certain circumstances.

Following up on the above from Update 4, the AWMS 2Rs Campaign has made the following progress:

  • Continuation of professional assessments by Harstec and Associates the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering firm, and Ron Greene and Associates the Quantity Surveyors.
  • Consultations and coordination between Project Manager Techsult and Monuments and Relics Commission: to ensure that proper measures are taken to preserve the façade of this historical building so as not to frustrate any possible registration of the building as per the status of The Monuments and Relics Commission. Decision on selection of appropriate materials for Roof and Windows and quantities/cost analysis tied to outcome of these considerations.
  • The letter of exemption from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) signed by His Lordship the Bishop was forwarded to the Ministry of Finance as directed.
  • The Campaign still awaits a response from the Ministry of Finance for the exemption of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
  • The Campaign will continue to provide updates on the project as substantive progress continues to be made on these fronts.
  • Also, the Souvenir Flash Drive spotlighting the rationale for this 1865 Project, held on January 10, 2021, is still available for a minimum donation of twenty dollars ($20).

    For further information or to place an order for the flash drive, please contact the Campaign’s Treasurer – Dr Boi-Betty Udom, at, or through the Campaign’s email address, or its telephone number 202.967.5514.

Your continuing interest and support for the AWMS2Rs Campaign is highly valued and deeply appreciated.

Thank You!