The occupants of the Blind School at the Rural Training Institute (RTI) on the outskirts of Kenema city, which is about 5 kilometers from the city center, have paid a courtesy call on the Mayor of the Kenema City Council (KCC) at his Reservation road office in Kenema.
The Coordinating programme officer Hanafi Sowa, the executive and the entire students of the vocational training center for the Blind at RTI held fruitful discussions with the Mayor of the city.
On behalf of the blind school Mr. Sowa congratulated and expressed happiness for the election of the Mayor and the councilors and promised to work with the council on its development aspirations at all time. He said as blind people they have their own way of contributing to the nation’s development. He disclosed that some organizations have been coming to their aid in giving them assistance, pointing out the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) as one.
Mr. Bobson Banya the Coordinating Secretary for the Blind during his statement presented two door mats prepared by students of the vocational training center for the blind at RTI to the Mayor of the Kenema City Council as a way of remembering them at all time, saying that whenever the Mayor steps on the mat at his door he will always remember them.
Responding, the Kenema City Mayor Chief Brima Kargbo expressed profound thanks and appreciation to the RTI blind school students and the coordinator Hanafi Sowa for their smartness, open mindedness and above all the gift they presented to him and the council, which he described as an indelible link to the council.
The Mayor appealed to all NGOs and humanitarian organizations that are operating in and around Kenema city and in the district as a whole to help the vocational training center for the blind at RTI in the areas of medicine, teaching and learning materials and food for the blind boarding students.
In his closing courtesy the Mayor faithfully promised to pay a visit to the vocational training center for the blind together with the chairman education committee in the council, councilor Amidu Bah for a proper assessment of the Institution, and that the council will be paying regular visits to RTI as they too are partners in development.