Quarantine Homes in three districts in Sierra Leone that are mostly affected by the Ebola Virus Disease: Kailahun, Kenema and Bo have benefited from a largesse provided by Sierra Leone’s foremost humanitarian organization in the diaspora- the Tegloma Organization based in the United States of America.
Yesterday, in the office of the Minority Leader in the House of Parliament, a five million, one hundred and fifty-one thousand Leones (Le5, 151,000) donation was revealed to the Press as part of Tegloma’s continued support in the fight against the deadly disease that has ravaged the country for the past three months.
Members of Parliament from the three districts to whom the donation was made were present during the briefing. They expressed gratitude to the membership of Tegloma-USA Chapter for rendering food aid to Homes that have been quarantined for the stipulated 21 days incubation period.
Hon. Helen Kuyembeh from Bo district told journalists that the plight of people in quarantine homes, especially in the area of sufficient food supply, was explained to the management of Tegloma, which response saw the five million Leones donation to help in the purchase of bags of rice for those homes.
The Minority Leader said that the assistance from Tegloma is a demonstration of leadership and care for people in Ebola infected regions in the country, especially those in Bo, Kenema and Kailahun. He re-echoed that no assistance is too small in the fight against a disease that is a novelty to the country.
Hon. Bu-Buakei Jabbie from Kailahun said that the donation from Tegloma is further demonstration of its commitment in the fight against the disease. He mentioned the twenty-two million Leones worth of protective gears that was provided by Tegloma during the early stage of the outbreak, which contributed a lot in supporting government’s effort in the fight against the disease.
The MPs however noted that as per regulation, proceeds from the donation will be channeled to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and then to intended beneficiaries as soon as possible.
By Poindexter Sama
Friday August 22, 2014