DECEMBER 15, 2014 By Alusine Sesay
Campaign for Good Governance (CGG) and the Chinese Embassy in Sierra Leone last Friday, through the China- Africa People-to-People Action, signed an agreement to implement a project worth RMB 200,000, equivalent to US$32,000.
The project, according to Political Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Sierra Leone, Yin Chengwu, is meant to enhance community response to the Ebola epidemic, adding that it would provide humanitarian relief support to quarantined homes, health workers and Ebola patients in both the Western Area and Port Loko District.
Mr. Yin said the China-Africa People-to-People Action is an important component of China-Sierra Leone relationship.
While China has done tremendously well in the fight against Ebola with the provision of four batches of emergency assistance to Sierra Leone, he said the launch of the project indicates a clear demonstration of China’s continuous support in fighting the Ebola virus disease in the country.
He expressed hope that CGG would take the necessary measures to ensure the successful implementation of the project.
CGG Executive Director, Ms. Valnora Edwin, expressed appreciation and noted that her organization was gratified by the Chinese government’s support to Sierra Leone since the start of the Ebola outbreak.
Through the China-Africa People-to-People Action, the Chinese Embassy in Sierra Leone, in collaboration with local organizations, in 2013 undertook a creative arts training for twenty-four young and unemployed women in the Congo Town community, refresher training in basic building skills for twenty young people in the Western Rural District, and provided water purifying pumps for Vine Memorial Secondary School, Methodist Girls High School, Freetown Secondary School For Girls and the Saint Joseph’s Convent Secondary School.
Also, in 2014, the Chinese Embassy – through the China-Africa People-to-People Action – constructed four commuter waiting booths in both the Western Urban and Rural Districts.