An International Organization known as the Hans Worth International Mission Services fees (HIMS) has distributed Aqua boxes containing clothing and hygiene equipment for humanitarian and emergency relief to four communities in the city of Kenema and its environs.
The communities that benefited from the gesture within Kenema city and its environs were Bandama village along the Wahman Abu road on the Bo-Kenema highway, Samai town, Nyandeyama and the government hospital in Kenema in the city centre.
At the handing over ceremony at the respective communities the national country Director of HIMS Sierra Leone Arthur Solomon Stevens disclosed that the gift are from the Christian organizations in the United Kingdom (UK) to help the needy people in Sierra Leone and other countries in the world.
Pastor Solomon Stevens further disclosed that the aqua box has two different types of items including medicinal tablet to purify water and other assorted items.
The Regional Chairman of HIMS Pastor Francis Kamara in his statement maintained that HIMS is an international charity organization geared towards helping the needy people in the World and that Sierra Leone is one of the fortunate countries that is benefiting from the gesture.
Responding the disaster managers of Aqua box UK Daran Jones and Clare Worebs said they are in Sierra Leone to see for themselves if the people of Sierra Leone appreciate the donation so that they will send more in the future.
They pointed out that their mission is to see and access the aid needs in Sierra Leone.
Officially receiving the items at Nyandeyama old town on behalf of the people of Nyandeyama community, the Section Chief of Gbolambayama section Alhaji Chief Ahmed Benson Suwu first thanked the donor for considering them for the gift and described the gesture as timely as this is the rainy season which he said water easily becomes contaminated and told the donors that Nyandeyama can now boast of over 5,000 houses and appealed for more or similar gestures in the near future.
At Samai town the donation was received by the town chief Solomon Samai who thanked and extended his gratitude on behalf of the community to HIMS for the gesture he described as positive and timely.
He however appealed for more as the people are just emerging from a war situation the trauma of which they have not fully recovered from.
Receiving the item at the government hospital along Combema road in Kenema the Matron of the hospital Mrs. Alice Stevens commended HIMS for considering the hospital for the second time and also requested for more as there are more destitute especially women and children coming to the hospital on daily basis, saying that the hospital management will never forget about the gesture to them.
The Bandama community people also appreciated the items and pleaded for more in the near future.
The presentation of Certificates to the chiefs in the various communities by Aqua box organization formed part of the ceremony.