Welthungerhilfe Sierra Leone Donates Vehicle to KNSCC

Left to Right: WHH Project Admin- Juliana Kpewa, Mayor of KNSCC- Komba Sam and Chief Admijistrator of KNSCC- Ahmed M. Lahai during the official hnding over of the vehicle

Welthungerhilfe (WHH) has donated a Toyota Fortuner vehicle to the Koidu New Sembehun City Council (KNSCC) on Wednesday 23rd October, 2019.  The donation was explained to enable the KNSCC monitor the Waste Management Project in Koidu City effectively.

Speaking at the official presentation of the vehicle, the Deputy Head of Project- Alfred Maada Fobay warned that the vehicle must not be used for political purposes while expressing hope that the cordial collaboration between the two institutions has grown in strength in tackling the challenges of waste in Koidu.

The Mayor of the Koidu New Sembehun City Council (KNSCC), Komba Sam was extremely happy for the donation and thanked WHH for the timely gesture while promising that the vehicle would be used for its intended purpose. He also expressed optimism that the project will succeed in managing waste in the Municipality.  “This is a big boost for the Council as it would also save us costs,” Mayor Komba stated; adding that “we should leave a legacy for generations unborn.”

Left to Right: Thomas Okara (WHH Deputy Head of Project), Mayor Komba Sam, Alfred Maada Fobay (WHH Deputy Head of Project), Ahmed M. Lahai (Chief Administrator of KNSCC), Ansu Bangura (WHH Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, Thomas Foray (WHH Engineer), Juliana Kpewa (WHH Project Admin) during the formal handing over of the vehicle.

The KNSCC Mayor also promised to take good care of the vehicle by adhering to the procedures stipulated in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The Chief Administrator of the KNSCC, Ahmed M. Lahai expressed delight in receiving such a donation and disclosed that it was the first time KNSCC is benefiting from an organisation in the form of a vehicle.

He maintained that his Council would further cement the cordial relationship they have shared in collaborating with the WHH for a successful implementation of the Waste Management Project in Koidu City.  Juliana Kpewa is the Project Administrator of WHH and officially handing over the keys to the Mayor.

It is worth noting that all fuel and maintenance costs of the donated Toyota Fortuner vehicle would be borne by WHH under the Improved Waste Management in Cities Project funded by the Department For International Development (DFID).

By Tamba Borbor

Public Relations Officer

Welthungerhilfe (WHH)



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