November 13, 2017 By Ishmael Sallieu Koroma
The International Programmes Coordinator for Poverty Alleviation and Development (OPAD) Global, Chernoh Bah, has in an exclusive interview with Concord Times disclosed that plans were underway to establish a country office in Sierra Leone.
Mr. Chernoh Bah said the organisation already has offices in Europe, South America, Asia and Africa, and that their aim is to alleviate poverty by community driven activities for sustainable livelihood.
“We are in other parts of Africa, but we need to come to our West Africa country to help with the social and economic emancipation of Sierra Leone,” he said.
OPAD has already undertaken various projects in East Africa (Kenya) and has sponsored Community Based Organisations (CBOs), Non–Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and local government authorities to address democracy and freedom of speech, poverty alleviation and environment concerns.
He revealed that OPAD Sierra Leone would be undertaking development projects in the country in areas such as education, health, poverty eradication, environmental management.
President of OPAD Global Frank Kanu said: “We want to reach affected people the world over through our strategic development plan and thematic areas we are working on in line with the sustainable development goals.”
He appealed for support to the government, local and international development agencies.