Deputy Commissioner boosts Salone marathon
Sierra Leone’s Deputy High Commissioner to Sierra Leone has said so much developments have taken place in Sierra Leone and that the country is the paradise to be within the sub-region.
Tamba Mansa Ngegba was addressing a group of Westerners – mainly British nationals, at the Heathrow Airport in London, as they were about to travel to Sierra Leone for this weekend Marathon event taking place in Makeni, Northern Sierra Leone.
It will be the first ever charity marathon in West Africa to be organised by an international charity organisation Kiln Sierra Leone.
The organisation has set out a target to raise over one million British Pounds Sterling for the welfare of street children in Sierra Leone.
The Deputy High Commissioner said he had come to the airport on the instructions of his boss – the High Commissioner, as a show of appreciation to bid farewell to all the athletes going for the marathon.
He said he was extremely touched by the people who are going out there to sacrifice their lives, money, energy and time for the welfare of Sierra Leone children and thanked them for what he described as ‘a payless sacrifice.’
“I want to thank you on behalf of the government and people of Sierra Leone for your sacrifice towards the success of this programme,” he said.
He called on them to go to Sierra Leone and see how much progress have taken place in the country within the last few years.
“You go to Sierra Leone and see the infrastructural development as well as other progresses that have taken place within the past few years,” the Deputy High Commissioner said while wishing them good luck and a happy stay in Sierra Leone.
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