Over the weekend, the Julius Maada Bio Women’s Wing and Associates, led by Her Excellency the First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Fatima Jabbie Bio continued the donated of food items including bags of rice, salt, sugar, gallons of oil and protective masks to one thousand vulnerable households in Kenemaand other districts across the country.
The beneficiary groups and individuals include widows, bike riders, motor drivers, ataya bases, the blind, physically challenged and the aged within the eastern district.
Similar donations are being replicated in the capital Freetown and every other district all geared towards helping the elderly and poor as a way to celebrate and compliment the efforts of the President in the fight against poverty and Coronavirus.
The funds and items for the donation were raised by and from well-meaning Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad.
The First Lady’s Chief Representative at the Kenema donation events Ibrahim BrimaSwarray of the National Public Procurement Authority (NPPA), spoke of the passion of the first lady to put smiles on the faces of needy people in times of great need.
According to him, a total of five billion leones was raised to provide food items for ten thousand households nationwide with Kenema benefiting one thousand.
Chief Swarray, an indigene of Kenema, stressed that the distribution of food items and masks is part of the fight against the spread and prevention of the Coronavirus.
“His Excellency the President Julius Maada Bio holds Kenemadistrict to the highest esteem, thus the huge quota to the district alone. This distribution is apolitical and therefore every citizen is supposed to benefit directly or indirectly”, he reaffirmed.
He assured the Kenema people that the JMB Women’s Wing will always have their back as the first lady empowers vulnerable groups across the country.
Madam Baindu Massaquoi, one of the beneficiaries, expressed appreciation to the first lady for decentralising the National Food Basket donations and called on other well-meaning Sierra Leoneans to support needy groups.