Descendants Union Contributes to the Fight against Ebola
The Krio Descendants Union on Wednesday November 5 presented a
large quantity of medical items to the Ministry of Health and
Sanitation as their contribution in the national struggle against
Ebola. The presentation was made at the Government Medical Stores, New
England, Freetown. The medical supplies originated in the US, from the
international arm of the Krio Descendants Union, KDU Global.
Speaking at the well-attended handing over ceremony, Mr Sam Macauley, vice-president
of the organ
ization prayed for the delivery of Sierra
Leone from the scourge of Ebola. He described
how, prior to the start of the Ebola outbreak, plans were far advanced
for a big KDU family reunion in December 2014, with strong
participation from the diaspora.
Haja Alari Cole,
KDU committee chair,
thanked the government for its efforts to eliminate Ebola from Sierra
Leone, and said that the 349 cartons of supplies
KDU's contribution towards those efforts. She said that Ebola does not
distinguish between Krios and any of the other tribes of Sierra Leone,
and so Ebola is an enemy of all Sierra Leoneans.
Receiving the items the Deputy
Minister of Health and Sanitation I,
Foday Sawi, said that the donation was timely, as current
rates are high and the materials were needed now. He commended the
and called on all Sierra Leoneans to contribute in the fight
Ebola. He thanked the organization for the donation and expressed the
hope that this would not be the last
contribution from Krios in the
Councillor Mohammed Turay, chair of the Health subcommittee of the
Freetown City Council, in a brief contribution also thanked
Descendants for the donation.
Other MOHS personnel present included the Chief Medical Officer, Brima
Kargbo, the deputy Permanent Secretary, Mohammed Daboh, and the
Director of Drugs and Medical Supplies, Bassie Turay.