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Calaba Town benefits from Adonis Abboud’s gesture

NOVEMBER 25, 2014 By Alusine Sesay

Renowned philanthropist, Dr. Adonis Abboud, who is also Serbian Consul, last Saturday commissioned a Le13 million borehole in the Calaba Town community, east of Freetown.

The borehole was constructed by the Calaba Town Progressive Youth Organization (CPYO) in memory of the late Fatmata Jalloh, founder of the organization, with funds from Dr. Adonis Abboud.

An executive member of CPYO, Papa George, who also teaches at the Benevolent Islamic Primary School, said the philanthropic gesture was wonderful as it would serve both the community and school, which is located very close to the borehole.

He called on Dr. Abboud to extend his gesture and assist the community construct the derelict Benevolent Islamic Primary School.

The community has benefited from the Serbian consul in diverse ways, and since the current Ebola outbreak, he has donated chlorine and Veronica buckets to the deprived community.

CPYO Organizing Secretary, Ibrahim Tarawallie, expressed appreciation for the gesture and called on others to emulate such.

Calaba Town goodwill Ambassador, Murtala Mohamed Kamara, noted that he was born and bred in the community and that he would always solicit assistance on its behalf.

He used the opportunity to sensitize the community on the dangers of the Ebola virus disease and advised residents to adhere to messages from the health ministry.

He promised residents he would do more to attract development in the community.

In his brief statement, Dr. Abboud maintained that the gesture was just the beginning as he has plans to do more, especially in the area of education.

He handed over cash of Le1.7 million to executive of CPYO.

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