By Tamba Borbor
German International Non-Governmental Organisation, Welthungerhilfe (WHH) through its Pro-Resilience Action (ProAct) 2015 Project has on Monday 22nd June 2020 donated thirty cartoons each of handwashing soap to the Koidu New Sembehun City Council (KNSCC) and the District Coronavirus Emergency Operations Centre (DICOVERC).
The Senior Field Officer of WHH ProAct 2015, Tamba Gbondo said that the donation is geared towards assisting the Council and DICOVERC in the fight against the novel coronavirus by ensuring people regularly wash their hands.
“As a project, we have been distributing soap and other hygiene materials to border communities in Kono, Kenema and Kailahun districts as our contribution towards stemming the rising tide of the covid-19 because we believe that our hands can easily catch the virus and transmit it when they are dirty,” Gbondo stated.
On behalf of the people of Koidu City, the Mayor of Koidu- Mathew Komba Sam thanked WHH ProAct 2015 for the soap donation which he noted would greatly help the council to curb the virus.
“The people of this municipality would never forget this great gesture in this trying time. I believe if you want to show that you are a friend to someone, you should come to the aid or provide the needs of that person when they are in dire straits. This soap would be used for its intended purpose,” Mayor Sam stated, adding that the good name of WHH in Koidu would always be held in high esteem.
Chief Executive Officer of DICOVERC- Sahr James Jimissa in receiving the thirty cartoons of soap acknowledged the continued intervention of WHH in the fight against the coronavirus in the country. “We are happy that our request has been honoured by WHH ProAct 2015 and this donation would be very useful to persons in quarantine and isolation centres in the district,” Jimissa said; appealing for more assistance in other areas of their operations as they push to tackle the spread of Covid-19 in Kono District.
Meanwhile, WHH ProAct 2015 continues its distribution of handwashing soap to border communities in the Eastern Region of Sierra Leone as an effective means of contributing towards the fight against the pandemic.
By Tamba Borbor
Public Relations Officer
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