KKY students wing supports flood victims


September 21, 2015 By Victoria Saffa

The students’ wing of the Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella (KKY) Movement has supported Freetown flood victims with water, clothing and other assorted items. The support came after torrential rains on 17 September destroyed homes and properties worth millions of Leones.

Beneficiaries include residents of Kroo Bay, which is one of the biggest slum communities in Freetown, and those who took shelter at the national stadium in Freetown.

Abu Coomber, a member of KKY New England in the United States of America, said the donation was meant to alleviate the stress suffered by victims, many of whom lost their homes and properties.

“As Sierra Leoneans we need to help each other, especially at a time like this,” he said. “Many people have lost their properties and it will be difficult for them to start or have a place to go to.”

Abdulai Gibrilla Mansaray added that the donation demonstrated their willingness to help, noting that they would continue to provide help to victims who have lost everything. He said the first donation by the KKY National Students’ Wing would be followed up by more donations from the parent body.

Chief of Kroo Bay, Pa Alimamy Kanu, thanked the students for the timely donation, adding that residents have suffered considerably from the flooding and that such donations would bring them succour during a very difficult period.

He said the items would go a long way in helping the victims and called on other well-wishers to emulate the students. “The people you see here lost almost everything and they need those with the upper hand to give them a helping hand,” said Chief Kanu.

The devastating rains reportedly killed seven people, including three children, while unquantifiable properties estimated at millions are said to have been lost.