Jeety Trading Company Feeds 300 Households
Three hundred households in the west of Freetown including Grassfield, Freetown Road, Babadoree, Portor Juba Hill, Kaningo, Malama, Pentagon, Kaningo Riverside, Regent Road, Pipeline and beyond have on Wednesday 13th May, 2020 received essential food items from Jeety Trading Company (JTC) to ease problem of food shortage among vulnerable communities in Sierra Leone and help fight against the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19).
Speaking at the distribution ceremony, Managing Director (MD) for Jeety Trading Company, Mohinder Bin Singh Sachckeva said as a company, they thought it fit to share rice and assorted food items among vulnerable people, especially the aged at these trying times that the country is battling a deadly virus.
“It is good to share among brothers and sisters at this moment;” he emphasized and advanced that their mission is for the people of Sierra Leone to benefit from what they are doing.’’
He recalled that during the lockdown period, they also share food and COVID-19 protective materials to various communities and encouraged other investors to emulate same to relieve the oppressed.
He discussed that even though the business landscape is very slow at this time but they tried to do something to help their people and concluded that they have done a lot to address issues of COVI-19.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) for JTC, Abdulai Bah spoke about the numerous challenges people are going through in terms of regulations an restriction measures Government has instituted to quickly contain the killer disease.
He discussed that the provisions distributed would not only help beneficiaries to have their hand to mouth, but it also complements Government effort in the fight against the unseen enemy.
He buttressed that if other investment companies come together to do same, we will soon kick out the illness from Sierra Leone, noting that they have taken the campaign around communities for people to observe all precautionary measures announced by the Government and health experts, especially in the area of regular hand washing with soap and clean water, use of face mask, practicing social distancing, avoid overcrowded places and body contact.
In his statement, Councilor Unisa Kamara for Ward 444, Constituency 132 described the gift as good and timely and expressed appreciation to the Sierra Leonean/Indian philanthropists for their concern to bring such goodness at this moment the people needed it most.
He said he was happy that majority of the beneficiaries are aged women.
He appealed to the management of JTC to always remember them as there are other burning issues bordering the communities and prayed for God to continue elevating JTC in their business venture. Mr. Kamara encouraged beneficiaries that there was no need to scramble in the line because he said the distribution was going to be organized orderly.
Edna Beckley, WARD 444 Development Coordinator encouraged colleague women to abide by the law and observe social distancing for their safety.
A representative from Babadoriee community, Tamba Conteh sensitized that COVID-19 is real and has killed many people across the world and Sierra Leone. “You can only prevent Corona Virus if you believe that it is real and in our midst,” he warned and emphasized that “Health is wealth.”
Some beneficiaries including Madam Isatu Bala and Pa Abdulai Koroma described the donation as not only good for them as needy people at this particular period, but it will also relieves them from hunger stress and expressed thankfulness to the donor to always thinking about them in their little corners.
They prayed for God to continue guiding the management of JTC so that they will continue to remember them at any time the need arises.
By Abdulai Mento Kamara
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