By Mousa E. Massaquoi
In her efforts to complement the government’s free, quality education programme, the Minister of Western Region, Mrs Nabeela Tunis, through her One Love Salone Foundation has handed over a newly constructed ultra-modern three classrooms building, worth millions of Leones to the pupils and stakeholders of the Ahmadiyya Muslims Secondary School in Zimmi Town.
The handing over ceremony of the well-furnished building took place on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 in Zimmi Town, Makpele chiefdom, Pujehun District.
The building has a spacious principal’s office, library with different essential books, computers, WASH facility and a backup generator.
In her speech, the Founder of the One Love Salone Foundation, Mrs Nabeela Tunis, said the initiative to construct school was in support of President Bio’s vision for a free, quality education in the country.
She added that the Foundation was created to spread love and to promotes peace and development at all levels across the country. “Education cannot exist in isolation but it’s intertwined with socioeconomic factors and that’s why we are promoting the government’s flagship programme,” she said.
Adding their voice, stakeholders who were present at the ceremony, including the Paramount Chief of Makpele Chiefdom, PC Saffa Munya Jumble Tamu III and the Amir of the Ahmadiyya Mission in Sierra Leone, lawyer Musa Mewa, lauded Nabeela Tunis and her husband for their good work.
They assured of ensuring the proper utilization of the facility. They called on Mrs Tunis and her husband to continue with their good work and service to humanity as they will be remembered for their good work.
In his keynote address, the husband of Nabeela Tunis, Hon Mohamed Sidie Tunis, who is the Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament, urged the teachers and pupils of the school to make good use of the facility given to them.
He said, “This was not the first time my wife has taken development to the people. Mrs Tunis has provided solar power bore hole, micro-credit to the women of both Sorogbema and Makpele chiefdoms among others.”
The programme was climaxed with the presentation of certificates of appreciation to teachers, pupils and other stakeholders who in diverse ways contributed to the construction of the school.