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NDA open to audit investigation on donor funds for Susan’s Bay

NDA open to audit investigation on donor funds for Susan’s Bay

Following the recent fire disaster at the Susan`s Bay Community in Freetown, the Director General of the National Disaster Management Agency has said that they were open to future audit investigation on all donor funds spent in response to the  disaster.

Speaking to Journalists during a press briefing at the Ministry of Information and Communication’s Conference Room in Freetown, Retired Lieutenant General Brima Sesay said that relevant records were kept on all donor funds disbursed in the entire recovery scheme for the Susan’s Bay Community.

He said all items were properly procured and  recorded by reputable logisticians, 2, 1-3years were  638,  3-18 years were 2,882,  18-65 years were 3,327 , and over 65years of age groups were 76 in number.

He said President Bio, accompanied by the First Lady Fatima Bio, donated 1, 600 bags of rice, and more than 1,000 gallons of cooking oil.

Regards support from humanitarian organizations and some corporate institutions, reports say  the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society, Caritas,  WFP, UNICEF, Save the Children alongside  few corporate institutions like Rokel Commercial Bank and Mercury donated different food and no-food items including bags  of rice, tents, blankets, used clothing, oil, palm oil, soap, solar light etc.

Noting that their hands were clean for any  future audit or corruption investigation on government`s response towards the entire fire incident; stating that all items met the targeted beneficiaries in ensuring that they were properly procured and utilized judiciously. 

Retired Lieutenant General also said  out of  7,093 population and 1,597 households, 409 were  injured, adding  that the total number of 0-1 years age groups were 33.

By Evalyn Cole

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