The German Technical Corporation Employment Promotion Programme (GTZ/EPP) has issue resettlement packages to internally displaced persons being in Kono district. The GTZ Project Officer in Kono district Daniel Moiwoh told the press that the returnees are provided with allowances, food and not food items such as rice, mats and tarpaulin to help them restart their lives in their news settlement.
Daniel Moiwoh admonished returnees to use their resettlement packages judiciously in other to enhance their development agenda back home. Mr. Moiwoh their decision to return home as welcoming idea because some of them will have to find employment in the agriculture sector, this Moiwoh added can boost up the food security dreams of the country.
He revealed that since the commencement of the resettlement programme in Kono district about 310 households have so far been repatriated to Lei, Soa, Toli, Kpane Kandor and Mafindor chiefdoms respectively.
Margaret Kumba a suckling mother told the press that since their arrival in Koidu town over ten years ago, she was unable to set up a decent dwelling place for her, this she said is a contributing factor for her desperate will to return home ever since. Margaret thanks GTZ for making their dreams to return home come true.
Tamba Mondeh returnees described the resettlement programme as laudable venture under taking by GTZ which he says can go a long way in helping them to start their lives.
Janathan Kemokai encourage all youths living in Kono district especially in the mines to quickly make up their minds and return home saying that mining is nowadays not profitable.