August 24, 2017 By Ishmael Sallieu Koroma
Price Water house Coopers (Ghana) Limited (PwC) has yesterday donated assorted items worth two Hundred Million Leones to the victims of the mudslides and flood disaster, through the Ministry of Social Welfare ,Gender and Children’s Affairs at New England Ville in Freetown.
Presenting the items, Country Director for PWC in Sierra Leone, David Brocke, said on behalf of the partners and staff of the PWC offices in West Market Area, comprising Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone “We are donating these assorted items to flood and mudslides victims of the August 14 2017 disaster.
He said the offices felt duty -bound to support the country in their own little way to the aftermath of the disaster.
“Whatever happens in Sierra Leone affects us,”Mr.Brocke said.
He observed that the disaster was an unfortunate story for Sierra Leone, adding that the country has seen a lot from Ebola to natural disasters.
“Our hearts goes out to the people of Sierra Leone during this trying time.”
Mr .Brocke said the donated items included drinking water, bedroom items, food items and dignity Kits .
He expressed hope that the donated items will alleviate the sufferings of those affected in the disaster, adding that “ We sympathise with the people of Sierra Leone during this period of national mourning .
Receiving the donation on behalf of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, (MSWGCA), the Deputy Minister Hon. Rugiatu Neneh Turay, thanked PWC for the timely donation and promised that she would pass the information to the president of the Republic of Sierra Leone and work with the Office of National Security (ONS) to coordinate the supply of the items.
“We are happy as a ministry to receive donation from one of our partners in this disaster that has happened to us.”
She added that they as a ministry, they will sort out the items and hand over the dignity ones to the hospitals and places that needed items like sanitary pads, tissue rolls, detergent amongst others.
“As a ministry that is responsible for disaster, Gender and Children’s Affairs we will follow instructions from the office of National Security on the needed items to the victims in the country and how the distribution will take place,” she said.
Minister Turay said all categories of affected victims, including lactating mothers and children affected in the disaster would benefit from the donation .
She assured PWC that the donated items will be utilised for their intended purpose, stating that the ministry will do a follow up with the necessary lead team in the disaster relief process, to see that the items reach the intended victims.
Price Water house Ccoopers (Ghana) Limited is a firm providing assurance ,advisory and tax services ,with offices in Sierra Leone, Ghana , Liberia and Nigeria .