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Kono women hail VP’s wife

...for donation of mini-bus

January 28, 2015  By Mohamed Massaquoi

Wife of Vice President Chief Samuel Sam-Sumana on Sunday, 25th January donated a red mini-bus to the Kono Women for Peace in Koidu city. The donation was to help ease the transportation constraints of the group in their effort to rid that part of the country of the Ebola virus.

Addressing the Muslim Women’s Organization and the Kono Women for Peace during the Vice President’s visit to Kono last week, Mrs. Khadija Sam-Sumana said she was touched by the tremendous progress being made by the Kono women in establishing sanity and security within Koidu and its environs.

She said she was also touched by the speed at which the women have embarked on projects to fight against the Ebola virus disease in the district, noting that “there have been serious and dedicated women going around the corners of Koidu city sensitizing the people on how to stop the spread of the Ebola virus”.

Mrs. Sam-Sumana pleaded with the women to ensure that the disease is completed eradicated in the district within the shortest possible time, and pledged her support for the speedy eradication of the virus by donating the mini-bus for the purpose of embarking on more sensitization activities.

Receiving the gesture on behalf of the Kono Women for Peace, Chairlady Madam Sia of the Mormasay organization – who has been very instrumental in educating the people about Ebola – thanked Mrs. Sam-Sumana for her timely intervention to ease the group’s transportation challenges. She also recognized the good work of the Kono Women for Peace and the Kono Women’s Muslim Jammat in the district.

She said Madam Sam-Sumana’s donation will go a long way to help cushion the transportation constraints of the women, noting that the donation of the mini-bus came as a big surprise to them, for which they are grateful.

In his statement of appreciation, Minister of State in the Office of the Vice President, Mrs. Harriett Turay, thanked Mrs. Sam-Sumana for her support to the women of Kono in their strive to defeat the Ebola virus in the district.

She encouraged the women to be law-abiding and to always show respect for established laws so as to maintain peace, love and unity in the district.

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