AdvocAid donates Ebola prevention items to Police


March 6, 2015 By Michael Bockarie

AdvocAid Sierra Leone, a local non-governmental organization that provides access to justice and defends the rights, education and re-integration of women in conflict with the law, in partnership with Global Giving, on Wednesday, 4March donated Ebola prevention materials to the Aberdeen police post and Adonkia police station at Goderich to commemorate International Women’s Day.

The donations were part of the organisation’s contribution to complementing government’s efforts in the fight against the Ebola outbreak. Previous donations had been made to nine police stations across the capital – Lumley, Congo Cross, Aberdeen, Central, Eastern, Waterloo, Ross Road, New England and Kissy police stations.

While presenting the materials at the Aberdeen police post, paralegal Namsa Thoronka noted that their motive was to acknowledge the essential role the police are playing as law enforcers, especially during the deadly Ebola outbreak.

The donated items include hand gloves and Veronica buckets, toiletries such as dettol, hand sanitisers, medicated soap, and stationery to support the administrative work of the police.

Inspector Adama Kamara, who received the goodies on behalf of the Aberdeen police station, thanked AdvocAid for their kindness, and underscored that the generous donation would ease their workload especially in dealing with members of the public.

Similar presentation was made by AdvocAid social worker, Sia Fatmata Deen, at the Adonkia police station, Goderich, west of the capital.

While receiving the items on behalf of the station, Assistant Superintendent Philip O. Bockarie thanked the AdvocAid team, saying they were happy to receive the items.