-provides grain store, seedlings and drying floor
November 8, 2016 By Ibrahim Tarawallie
The African Kind Hearts with support from China Africa People to Africa Friendship over the weekend handed over a grain store, drying floor and seedlings to residents of Rolath village, Maforki chiefdom in the Port Loko district.
As a sign of appreciation, residents of the village were in joyous mood, singing traditional Temne songs.
Exactly a year ago, the organization with support from the China Africa People to Africa Friendship donated food and school materials to those orphaned by the Ebola virus in the village.
According to the organization’s Founder, Daphne Olu-Williams, the best way they could remember the devastation caused by the EVD was to help Rolath village, which is a farming community to become self-reliant.
She said she was proud to have made a returned to a village that was ravaged by the EVD and to see the resilience in the people to move ahead.
“I am here again not to donate food items but rather to hand over to you something that will make you become self-reliant,” she said and urged the people to make good use of the facility for the betterment of their lives.
She however, warned that the facility provided should not be used for musical concerts or meetings but for the storage of their agricultural products.
Madam Olu-Williams, who doubles as Vice Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone, stated that her organization reaches and shares out love to people.
“We should all consider ourselves as brothers and sisters and as one people,” she added and paid tributes to China-Africa People-to-People Friendship Action for providing the funds.
Town Chief of Rolath Village, Ibrahim Kamara was full of praises for the organization on their return to help the village with the necessary things needed to engage in agricultural.
He recalled last year when the village orphans received food and school items from African Kind Hearts and promised that the agricultural store would be utilized for its purpose.
Representing the Paramount Chief of Maforki Chiefdom, Malabi Tarawally thanked the organization for their timely support and encouraged the people to make the store and drying floor relevant.