BRAC Sierra Leone Donates Le 76,250,000 to Mudslide and Flood Victims

BY Mustapha Sesay
BRAC, the number one Non Governmental Organisation in the world for two consecutive years on Tuesday 22nd August, 2017, donated seventy-six million, two hundred and fifty thousand Leones (Le 76,250,000) cheque to mudslide and flood victims at the Office of the National Security (ONS) conference hall, Tower Hill in Freetown

Director of Human Resource of ONS Mrs. Mary M. Kamara (left) receiving the cheque from BRAC officials

The representatives of BRAC at the ceremony were; Edwin Wanyejafor, the Emergency Response Coordinator Sheku Alaka T Mansaray and the Program Manager, Mr. BosniVosit.
BRAC’s Head of Human Resource and Training, Edwin Wanyedafor, said BRAC is an international organization that is actually involved in Health, Agriculture and Empowerment of livelihood for adolescent, in order to eradicate poverty in Sierra Leone.
Since the establishment of BRAC in 2008, their activities have been basically on humanitarian and developmental support. As an international organization, they are compliment the efforts of the government by helping the victims of the 14th August, 2017 mudslide and flooding, as they actually needed help at this particular time.
“Basically, we are directly involve in the pillars, and one of the pillars that we are directly involve is the food and nutritional pillar, and we are actually assiduously working with another international and Non-Governmental Organizations to make sure that we address it and help government in this current impasse,” Mr Edwin Wanyeda for said.
Sheku Alaka T Mansaray, BRAC’s Coordinator for Emergency Response, disclosed that they now have the Emergency Response Unit that actually deals with disaster, and as a result, they thought it necessary to intervene by asking BRAC Headquarters in Bangladesh to see how they will help in that direction. ‘For now, an Emergency Response Unit is in place and this is our contribution which is $10,000, equivalent to 76,250000 Leones cash’ Sheku Alaka T Mansaray noted.
Notwithstanding that, he said, they also have their medium term plan for which they will solicit from their donor partners so that will we continue to support the people of Sierra Leone and the government of Sierra Leone to alleviate the suffering of the people.
The Office of the National Security Human Resource Director, Mrs. Mary M. Kamara commended BRAC on behalf of ONS and noted that the ONS and the government of Sierra Leone appreciate the cash donated and promised that it will be utilized for its intended purpose.

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