FAS donate items worth 60M Euros to Sierra Leone
Finnish African Societies Union, a community based organization in Finland has donated medical equipment and school material worth sixty million euros to various hospitals and shoal in the Western Area, Makeni Town, Binkolo and Nimikoro Chiefdoms respectively.
Chairman of the Finnish African Societies, Franklyn Amadu Kamara said the humanitarian gesture is to compliment the Free Health Care Initiative as well as giving help to the people of Sierra Leone.
He added that the gesture is also in line with the 50th Anniversary Celebrations in the country.
He assured all that the donation has had no political bearing but rather humanitarian.
He maintained nevertheless that the Finnish African Societies has been in Sierra Leone before the war.
That since the end of the war, it has been the first container of shipment the organization has brought to Sierra Leone.
The Finnish African Societies Chairman assured Sierra Leoneans that by 2012, if all goes well, his organization will send in other charitable gesture to the people of Sierra Leone.
He pointed out that they intend to also help young people in Sierra Leone in the area of sport. He cited the Blind School as one of the beneficiaries of a consignment recently distributed two months ago.
Over the weekend, the Finnish African Societies Chairman and Vice-Chairman were in the northern region with the President of the Union in Sierra Leone, Hon. Philip Tetema Tondoneh of Constituency 24.
In his statement, Hon. Tondondeh, who also doubles as National President of the Finnish African Societies-Sierra Leone branch expressed appreciation over duty free concession granted the donor.
He said Parliament also assisted in the transporting of the donated items to the beneficiaries.
He thanked the Finnish African Societies for their interest in the Sierra Leone at a time the country is in dire need.
By: Ilyasa Bass
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