As Over 300 Dead Bodies Discovered – John Oponjo Benjamin Appeals
Visiting the Connaught Teaching Hospital Mortuary on Wallace Johnson Street after the massacre of over three hundred people as a result of torrential rain, one of the leading Presidential aspirants for the main opposition, Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), John Oponjo Benjamin (in photo) has appealed to Sierra Leoneans and non-citizens in the country to accommodate survivors of the natural disaster.
According to the popular politician who was responding to an interview after talking to the country’s only Government Consultant Pathologist, Dr. Simeon Owiz Koroma, he has already provided space in his house to accommodate all his relatives who fell victim of the disaster because he said, it could be me or you tomorrow.
He described the sudden accident as having nothing to do with politics because according to him; although such disaster have been happening but this is the worst ever in the history of our lives. He therefore calling on Sierra Leoneans to open their homes and rescue the thousands of homeless or survivors of the terrible accident.
“I am expecting all Sierra Leoneans to offer help to families of the victims so that their sufferings and frustrations will be minimized” said JOB and he cautioned Government to build proper structures so that citizens will not always risk their lives in slum areas. He called on the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and the office of the National Security (ONS) to do something so that disaster risk can be minimized.
According to sources, Regent, Goodrich, Lumley, Juba, Kaningo, Kamayama, Sugar Loaf, Morormeh, Dworzark, New England, Kroo Bay, George Brook, and Wellington have been seriously affected by the heavy downpour.
By Abdulai Mento Kamara
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