Ward 377 Councilor Donates to Tears & Smile International Hospital in Sierra Leone
In a bid to promote health and education at community level, the All Peoples Congress (APC) Councilor for Ward 377 at Constituency 106, Mr. Mohamed Billah Kanu has donated a whopping sum of Two Million Leones (Le 2, 000,000) to Tears and Smile Hospital supported by Tears and Smile Australia Sierra Leone Organization (TSASLO).
Mr. Billah said they are currently concluding the construction of a 48 capacity bed hospital known as Tears and Smile International Hospital Sierra Leone (TSIH-SL) situated at waterloo, Koya Chiefdom, Mabureh Town.
He made the historic donation on the 2nd March 2019, during the organization’s first annual free health care delivery for under five children, lactating mothers, pregnant women and the aged in a well-attended Community Health Care Awareness Raising Campaign on Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
In his Handing over statement, the seating councilor of Ward 377, Mr. Mohamed B. Kanu said the creation of the hospital at his ward is a step in the right direction under the new direction of President Julius Maada Bio.
The Councilor commended, Mr. Alex Momoh Sesay for his timely endeavors in providing basic health care facility to the community and assured that Tears and Smile International Hospital will soon start to rescue people from spending huge money to access health facility in other big towns noting that the community is very much appreciative of the initiative.
Mr. Kanu assured his unflinching support to TSASLO and the community especially in the area of education, health, water and good road network, adding that the council is willing and determined to encourage fruitful projects may be implemented by any individual, groups or private investors.
He expressed hope that as Honorable Members of Parliament, they would ensure that they support all projects that gears towards promoting various communities on health, education, water and road network.
He appealed to the Chief Executive Officer and team of TSASLO not to hesitate or relent in their operations to provide conducive and standard medical facility for the needy.
Delivering the purposed of the gathering, the CEO of Tears and Smile Australia Sierra Leone Organization (TSASLO), Nurse Alex Momoh Sesay said TSASLO is embarking on a one-day free healthcare delivery on Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, TB, Diabetes and Malaria for under five children, lactating mothers, pregnant women and the aged.
Mr. Sesay added that the aim of the project is to promote health, education, human resource capacity building, fight against child trafficking and child abuse adding that his organization is a non-profit making with national focus.
Mr. Sesay said the construction of the hospital came as a result of the persistent struggles by waterloo residents especially on medical facility, quality education and that TSASLO was found year ago to complement government’s effort in improving health, education among other important projects.
He said TSASLO has competent members who are working with him voluntarily stakeholders’ support including the MP of Constituency 106, M.C. Kabia and his councilor of Ward 377, Mr. Mohamed Billah Kanu adding that his vision is to bring goodness for Waterloo residents.
Mr. Sesay furthered that, TSASLO Hospital project at Morabbie community is one among other projects they are implementing adding that they had also constructed a school, community Church, a poultry farm and cattle rearing at Port Loko District.
He said when the hospital project will encourage youth employment and increase community participation among young people in Sierra Leone adding that the organization is also fighting against terrorism to protect and promote national development.
“I am working as a nurse in Australia with wealth of experience on nursing and I have returned home to contribute to national development”, Mr. Sesay divulged.
He expressed appreciation to Ward 377 for donating such amount to TSASLO during their first annual free health care treatment for Free Health Care initiative beneficiaries to complement government’s effort on health and education.
He appealed to government, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) and donor partners to support TSASLO in the area of capacity building through trainings or providing funds for more expansion.
By Alhassan Bangura
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