The Sierra Leone Kenema District Development Mission SLKDDM invited the Kenema City Council Mayor, Brima Kargbo to United States of America in their drive to raise funds for the District.
Mayor Brima Kargbo said he was delighted to visit the States on the invitation their invitation because of all the effort and donations made by this Non Governmental Organization that is determined to develop the District.
In the past, the organization had donated two 40 ft containers of medicines, hospital equipment, books for the Kenema Library and all Secondary Schools in the District.
The SLKDDM was very instrumental in the construction of the Heroes Triangle in Kenema Town by the Supermarket and they also gave 27 scholarships to pupils in Kenema Schools.
The Vice President of the organization Foday Sesay who is briefly in town said they want to develop the District and they will not relent in that drive. “That is why we invited Mayor Kargbo to the States to meet with members of our organization as well as potential investors that will be willing to invest in Sierra Leone especially in Kenema”, he said.
Mr Foday Sesay said they also rehabilitated the Children’s Ward and cleared the septic tank at Kenema Hospital recently.
“We also rehabilitated Ward One and donated 22 beds to the hospital. We again believe in our culture that was why we donated an Accordion to the late Salia’s son who took over from his father in playing the instrument but was finding it difficult to get a new one.
“We also donated $1,000 (one thousand Dollars) for medical equipment to the Panguma hospital in Kenema”.
Foday Sesay said all these donations would not have been possible if the SLKDDM members were not committed adding that with the little they are making they are able to put together and send all these donations to help the less privileged people in Kenema.
The Vice President of SLKDDM said with the visit of the Mayor to America, they are certain that more doors will be opened and Kenema District will receive more gifts. He said they will not relent and they have no political motives in helping their District. “We are doing it out of love because we know what we all went through when growing up in life; we want our younger ones to become better citizens in life and to contribute to the development of the nation as well as the District”.
Foday Sesay said he will be leaving on Friday after spending few days in Kenema and interacting with his fellow men and understanding what are their immediate needs so he will be able to transmit them when he goes back to members of SLKDDM.