‘Don’t dispose rubbish on the streets’ – Retired Colonel Kamara warns
White Angels Sanitation and Hygiene Organization made up of more than sixty community organizations on Sunday 26th July 2015 embarked on the cleaning of Dove Cut and Guard Street during which the Chief Executive Officer and Founder admonished all not to deposit rubbish on the streets.
Retired Lieutenant Colonel Idriss Kamara said if Sierra Leone should be free from diseases like Ebola, diarrhea and cholera, communities and environs should be clean stressing, “if we come together, we can use sanitation and hygiene to defeat infectious and deadly viruses in Sierra Leone.”
Retired Lieutenant Colonel Idriss Kamara continued that have identified for cleaning Dove Cut, Guard Street, Connaught Hospital, Kroo Town Road, Bombay Street Market and some schools in Freetown to enhance a healthy environment as some of the places are the major markets in the city where various types of foodstuffs are sold.
He asserted that White Angels Organization is a patriotic and volunteer group working unconditionally and selflessly to develop Sierra Leone focusing mainly at deprived and slum communities.
He further stated that the cleaning activity is to sanitize the communities from deadly diseases to attract tourists noting, “in other countries like The Gambia with a clean environment, tourism is a major income earner and source of employment.”
The Chief Executive Officer also commended President Ernest Bai Koroma for his support to the organization through the Health and Sanitation Ministry to undertake cleaning exercises with the provision of chlorine and protective gears and recalled intimating the President about the initiative and responding, “how can we sustain this idea?”
He went on to state that the President is currently strategizing how to sustain the initiative.
Retired Lieutenant Colonel Idriss Kamara further acclaimed Africell and other stakeholders for their financial support to the organization to undertake cleaning exercises as the Freetown City Council (FCC) and MASADA are not up to the task of effectively cleaning Freetown because the filth has overwhelmed them.
He also called on all Sierra Leoneans to support Government’s development efforts as well as keep the city clean by always keeping their environments clean and to consider every part of Sierra Leone their home.
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