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Freetown Volunteers Call for Gov’t and stakeholders support

Freetown Volunteers Call for Gov’t and stakeholders support

A social and humanitarian organization known as Freetown Volunteers has called on the Government of Sierra Leone, Mayor of Freetown and all meaningful stakeholders to come to their aid to continue their daily cleaning voluntary exercise in strategic areas in Freetown.

Speaking yesterday to this medium, the Public Relations Officer for the Freetown Volunteers, Mr. Alieu Kamara maintained that they are currently volunteering to clean State Avenue and Victoria Park.  (Photo: Cross section of Freetown Volunteers)

They lauded a Lebanese business woman, Sia Basma at the Gold Pharmacy on Abacha Street,  for not only being supportive to the group but she also provided them with working tools like wheel barrows, shovels among other things and promised to help them with seedlings to beautify State Avenue.

The PRO narrated that Madam Basma has helped the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) by assisting them to construct mosque and pipe borne water and discussed that she had also equipped the Sierra Leone Library Board.

According to the PRO, Freetown Volunteers also painted Rokel Street to brighten Zebras/crossing points adding that they also painted the Baptist Church by Frederick Street. Mr. Kamara sensitized that they undertake such exercise because they don’t want to wait for Government to do everything for them.

They cried down Masada Waste Management Company for requesting for payment from them as volunteers before taking the filth into the trash cans. They discussed about a Senior Supervisor under Environmental cleaning in the Freetown City Council (FCC), Mr. Bundu for giving them helping hands and recognizing then as essential group of young people.

He discussed that the Deputy Administrator, Mr. Bengali Marrah supplied them with tool like shovel, headpan, rake and hand gloves andding that even the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) recognized and appreciated their voluntary work. He said they are grateful with Councilor Agbawoh for provide medical assistance for one of their members who developed eyes problem. They also highlighted one Sierra Leonean/Nigerian, Mr. Fuad as their mentor.

The 22 members in the group lavished praises to Councilor Madina to accord them with respect as they described her as having passion for the general development of young people in Constituency 124.

The most interesting part of the story, according to the PRO, they have helped changed many clique boys at Evil Forest, Maroon Town and Bush House who are now working with them to stop radicalism because they believe in non-violence.

By Abdulai Mento Kamara

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