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Inmates of King George home break silence

Inmates of King George home break silence

Inmates of King George home at Lower Personage Street, Kissy, have complained of inhuman and degrading treatment meted them by the Sierra Leone Society for the Aged, a Christian organisation soliciting funds for the running of the home.

An inmate Salman Jalloh revealed however that regardless of the huge turnout of donor support, items offered the home have remained invisible and unaccounted for.

“Since I was admitted at the home, I have never seen persons looking after us tell how monies collected from donors are spent,” Salman Jalloh sadly noted.

It is told also that Mercury International, Standard Charted Bank, Mission Direct and the First Lady of Sierra Leone all have donated money to the home, but are not reflected of inmates.

The inmates have that government inquire into how monies offered them are spent by those running the home.

Investigations carried out revealed however that there is a shortage of drugs, no power supply, and no good food and water for inmates at all.

That inmates get just a meal a day. According to a cleaner who asked for his name not to be mentioned, he said meals prepared for inmates sometimes go without meat or fish.

It is also discovered that no female porter is employed to take care of the female wards at the home.

“I barely clean the home with my naked hands; with no tools and equipments to clean the toilet and bathroom,” the cleaner said.

Efforts to get the reaction of the head of the Sierra Leone Society for the Aged, Madam Catherine Jones proved futile.

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