By Ibrahim Tarawallie
The Sierra Leone Police (SLP) yesterday received a total of 10 cartoons of hand washing liquid as well as Le10 million from Karam Global Consultants to help protect officers from contracting the Ebola virus while handling those infected with the disease.
According to the organization’s Managing Director, Julius Bambay Kamara, the rationale for the donation was to minimise the hazards police officers are exposed to in the exercise of their duties in the epicentres of the outbreak, including while quarantining suspected Ebola infected houses.
Kamara expressed hope that their humble donation to the SLP would serve as a wakeup call to other businesses and organizations to recognize the critical role the force is playing in ensuring safety and security in the country, to make their own little contribution.
He urged the hierarchy of the police to make good use of the items donated to them, and that his organization provides diverse range of professional services to clients in Sierra Leone, Toronto and the United States of America.
While receiving the items, Inspector General of Police, Francis A. Munu, on behalf of the Executive Management Board, thanked Karam Global Consultants for their support, which he described as timely as they enforce the public emergency.
“The gesture from Karam Global Consultants is an act of patriotism. The fight against the deadly Ebola virus is universal and so all Sierra Leoneans should support the government in this fight,” he said.
IG Munu assured that the items and money will be used for their intended purpose.