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PAVI Fort joins COVID-19 fight with Le700m

June 12, 2020

PAVI Fort CEO, Alimu Barrie, handing a cheque to Resident Minister East, Andrew Fatorma

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pavi Fort Sierra Leone has supported seven Districts Response Centers including NACORVERC in Freetown with 700 million Leones to fight the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic across the country.

CEO Alimu Barrie last week supported Bonthe, Kenema, Kono, Kailahun and Bombali Districts Coronavirus Emergency Response Centres with hand washing materials, face masks, rice, and cash worth over four hundred and eighty million Leones to contain the spread of COVID 19  in their regions.

The head of the company said the gesture was to ease the burden on government in the fight against Coronavirus.  

“‘The fight against the Coronavirus disease has been a very challenging one for government, that’s why Pavi Fort Sierra Leone joins to compliment the efforts of government to contain the spread of the virus in the country,” said Barrie.

Alimu Barrie explained that they in the private sector have a role to play to support government in this trying time.

 It is reported that District Coronavirus Emergency Response Centres across the country have been faced with challenges in regards to the increasing demand for food, mobility and medical items, including sanitizers and face masks due to limited resources.

The distribution of the items including bags of rice, hand sanitizers, 4 thousand face masks and gallons of sanitizers by Pavi Fort Construction Company was described by stakeholders in Bonthe District as a timely blessing.

Making the donation,Alimu Sanu Barrie stated that Coronavirus is real as it has hindered every facet of lives, including the flow of businesses across the world.

The items for Bonthe District, according to Pavi Fort Chief Executive Officer, worth over One Hundred Million Leones.

Barrie urged beneficiaries in Bonthe to do everything possible to disseminate the precautionary messages and use the available resources to curtail the spread of the disease.

Regional Coordinator, DICORVERC South, who happens to be the Resident Minister, Mohamed Alie, said the support came at the right time and that it would create a big difference in the fight against the disease in that part of the country.

The hand of goodwill was extended to Kenema city, the Headquarter Town of the Eastern Region that is also highly populated, and adherence to wearing of face masks, social distancing, according to the DICOVERC, has been challenging.

Like Bonthe District, Kenema was provided with similar items of a hundred bags of rice, gallons of hand sanitizers that amounted to a Hundred Million Leones for both DICOVERC and paramount chiefs.

Covid-19 Regional Coordinator, East, Ansu Fatorma, lauded the local company for its timely intervention, and assured them of using the items and money for their intended purposes.

Similar venture was done for the DICOVERC in Kailahun, and for the Coordinator, Morie Fieka, Pavi Fort’s donation was first of its kind since the centre was formed.

He noted that the company was the first to deposit money into their account during the pandemic.

Town chief of Luawa Chiefdom, Kailahun District, Maada Alpha Bringo Dolleh, expressed his appreciation for the support, saying that  the company is the first to consider local authorities in its support against the fight against the corona disease in the country.

Kailahun also received a total sum of a Hundred Million Leones worth of items and cheque included.

The Kono DICOVERC Coordinator, Saa Samuel Sam, said with the increase number of people in quarantined places, the provision of the items would go a long way to fight covid-19 in that part of the country.

Alimu Sanu Barrie also supported his home town with medical items, face masks and bags of rice worth more than 120 million Leones in complimenting the fight against the virus in the district.

Various stakeholders including the Paramount Chief of Tankoro Chiefdom, Paul Gerber Saque the fifth, was pleased with the gesture of the company and described it as a healthy one that other indigenes of the district need to emulate.

The journey ended in Makeni Town, Bombali  District,where Eighty One Million Leones worth of items and cash were presented to  stakeholders, who received them in good faith.

The Coordinator of Bombali DICORVERC, Alhaji Mohamed Saffa, made it clear that the support from Pavi Fort Sierra Leone was timely and the biggest support they have got in recent times from a Construction Company in the country, saying it would help them greatly in the fight against the corona virus in the district.

Also in May this year, the Chief Executive Officer of Pavi Fort Sierra Leone, Alimu Sanu Barrie, made similar donations to support Koinadugu and Falaba Districts Corona Virus Emergency Response Centres with medical items worth 100 million Leones, plus  cash.

The company further supported NACOVERC in the Western Area with 120 million worth of medical items, plus cash to fight Covid 19 in their region and the country as a whole.

According to the he has put aside 1 billion Leones to support the fight against the coronavirus disease in the country, saying that he would undertake similar  support  to other districts in the country next week.