Nov 5, 2014

Krio 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.
KDU donation arrives at medical stores

Speaking at the well-attended handing over ceremony, Mr Sam Macauley,
vice-president of the organKDU vice president Sam Macauley 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 EbolaKDU presentation 4 from Sierra Leone, and said that the 349 cartons of supplies donated represented 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.

KDU presentation 3Receiving the items the Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation I, Foday Sawi, said that the donation was ti
mely, as current infection rates are high and the materials were needed now. He commended the KDU and called on all Sierra Leoneans to contribute in the fight against Ebola. He thanked the organization for the donation and expressed the hope that this would not be the last contribution from Krios in the diaspora.

Councillor Mohammed Turay, chair of the Health subcommittee of the Freetown City Council, in aFCC Health Chairman, Councillor Mohammed Turay brief contribution also thanked the Krio 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.