The Embassy of the Republic of Sierra Leone in Belgium, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Internal Cooperation, has presented a truck load of 38 cartoons worth millions of Leones of assorted food and non-food items to the office of National Security (ONS) at their Tower Hill headquarters in Freetown.
Delivering the items for and on behalf of the benefactors, the Director for Director for Economic and Technical Cooperation (ECOTECH), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr. Obai Taylor-Kamara said, the outcome of the August 14 mudslide and floods came as a shock to the people of Sierra Leone in Belgium, particularly the number of lives lost and value of property destroyed. It is against this backdrop, Mr. Kamara said, that the Embassy of the Republic of Sierra Leone in Belgium pioneered and facilitated the transportation of the 38 cartoons of assorted food and non-food items, donated by various benefactors. He furthered that the donation demonstrates their sympathy and empathy for families that lost dear ones, and also survivors. The Director for ECOTECH on behalf of the donors, the pioneers and people of the Republic of Sierra Leone extended condolence and sympathy to all affected families.
Receiving the items on behalf of the National Coordinator of ONS, the Assistant Director Finance and Cooperate Service (FCS), Mr. Dennis Jumu, expressed thanks and appreciation to the Embassy of the Republic of Sierra Leone in Belgium for their benevolent donation. Mr. Jumu maintained that ONS would take custody of the items, which he promised would be utilized by the targeted beneficiaries. He also expressed thanks and appreciation to the staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for facilitating the delivery process of the donated items.
The Director for Economic and Technical Cooperation, Mr. Obai Taylor-Kamara was accompanied by the Deputy Director for Admin and Finance, and Head of Section Media and Public Relations.