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Arc of Hope promotes health sector

Arc of Hope promotes health sector

As post war Sierra Leone grapples to attain Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 by 2015, an apolitical, philanthropic and patriotic foreign based organization, Sierra Leone Arc of Hope (SLAH) has initiated the construction of a children’s Hospital for residents of Koya Rural District.

To the organization, it is aimed at complementing laudable strides of President Ernest Bai Koroma’s agenda for change doctrine.

The commencement of the construction of the proposed children’s hospital brings to birth the turning-of-sod at a 10.6 Acres land in the Koya Chiefdom.

Ms Nanette Thomas, Secretary of SLAH said her organization has respect for the law and peaceful coexistence and has fulfilled all legal requirements in the acquisition of the land in Koya.

“Koya Rural District is a strategic location.  It is hoped that the hospital will provide jobs and other socioeconomic contributions nationally,” said Ms Thomas.

She called on the membership of SLAH and its valued partners to remain committed to the vision of Sierra Leone Arc of Hope.

She however pleaded with persons making pledges to go by undertakings they had made during the official launching of the organization in America and Sierra Leone respectively.

Responding, Chief Pa Kombrabai, a community representative commended the management of SLAH and assured them of his community’s unreserved collaboration in the enhancement of the project.

“The timely intervention of SLAH in the unfailing provision of a hospital for people of Koya must be emulated by similar organizations,” Chief Pa Kombrabai said.

One of Koya’s Councillors, Thaimu Kanu, said he is impressed with the commitment of SLAH.

He advised his constituents to desist from pessimism caused by former organizations.

By Momoja Lappia

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