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Indian community donates food, assorted items to Susan’s Bay

April 8, 2021

By Alhaji Haruna Sani

The Indian Mercantile Association and the India Community in Sierra Leone yesterday donated some huge food stuffs and other assorted items to victims of Susan’s bay fire disaster.

Items donated included but not limited to 6000 Used Deep Plates, 12 Bale of used cloths, 840 Buckets, 840 Wash Basin, 50 Bags of Rice, 50 Cartons of Sardine, 6000 Water Mugs, 250 Bundles of Zinc, 80 Boxes of Roofing Nails, and 100 Cartons of Glucose Biscuit.

Councillor of Ward 427 in the Susan’s Bay Community and its environs, Madinatu Kamara thanked and welcomed the India Community.

She said the gesture was timely and that it was not the first time the Indian Community was coming to their rescue, thus making allusion to previous help rendered by the Indian Community when similar situation occurred.

Representatives of the India Mercantile Association and the Indian Community present at the occasion includes Rakesh K. Arora Indian High Commissioner to Sierra Leone, Rohit Bhavnani General Secretary, Devrad Budhwani ex-Chairman, Harish Agnany and Jatin Hiranandani all members of the community.

 In his statement, Indian High Commissioner to Sierra Leone, Rakesh K. Arora, described the disaster which occurred on March 24 and left thousands homeless was very disturbing and disheartening.

He said the Indian Community in Sierra Leone was deeply saddened by the incident, thus noting that they came to the affected people at the time they were in need.

He described the donation as a supplement to the effort of government and prayed for the early rehabilitation and settlement of those affected.

Speaking at the program, Lieutenant General Rtd. Brima Sesay – head of Disaster Management Agency emphasised on the importance of the astute intervention of the India Community, adding that the Indians have been in the Country for several decades which makes them to be part of the Sierra Leone Community.

He described the donation as very timely, which he said would help address and ameliorate the problems of the affected people which include 2,597 household, 254 houses and 7,093 people.

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