As part of their response during the COVID-19, the Sierra Leone Alliance Germany has on Thursday 16th July 2020 donated huge quantities of food items to the United Polio Brothers and Sisters Association and the Handicap Action Movement in the east end of Freetown respectively.
The Sierra Leone Alliance Germany is a non-governmental organization that is made up of Sierra Leonenans that are currently residing in Germany.
The Vice Chairman of the United Polio Brothers and Sisters Association in Shell New Road, Mr. Patrick M. Kamara thanked members of the Sierra Leone Alliance Germany for the kind gesture. He said that the outbreak of the corona virus has affected their livelihood greatly, adding that they are currently faced with lots of challenges. He said that they are finding it extremely difficult to go out and find for their family members. He disclosed that they are currently faced with both toilet and water facilities, adding that their toilet facility is not disable friendly. He called on other humanitarian organizations to emulate the king gesture of Sierra Leone Alliance Germany to support them.
Mr. Abu White Koroma, Chairman of Handicap Action Movement in Wellington, receiving the donation thanked members of the Sierra Leone Alliance Germany for the support. He said that in other countries, it is the responsibility of government to support persons with disability. He expressed that disability is not inability, adding that they have capacitated their members with skills training and they are contributing meaningfully to national development.
The Chairman of the Sierra Leone Alliance Germany, Mr. Mustapha Fofanah is represented by Mr. Sheik Umar Kamara the Chairman of the group in representing in Sierra Leone said that the donation is part of their efforts to support the people of Sierra Leone especially Persons Living with Disability. He went on to say that during this time, Persons Living with Disability needed to be cared for. He disclosed that similar donations would be held in Bo, Makeni, Port Loko and Koidu. He called on the leaders of the associations to distribute the food items equally to their members. He assured that the Sierra Leone Alliance Germany will soon embark on different developmental activities throughout the country.