AWOL Donates Food Items Countrywide Ahead of 3-Day Ebola Lockdown

 

 RICE

Freetown/ Sierra Leone/15/9/14 :

 

AWOL will donate rice, cooking oil, Maggi and clean drinking water to all 14 Ebola affected districts of Sierra Leone for the 3-day lockdown announced by the Government of Sierra Leone in the sustained fight against the Ebola scourge ravaging the small West African country.

The food items include 2205 bags of rice, 500 gallons of cooking oil, 100 cartoons of Maggi, 100 bags of salt and 5000 bundles of pure water donated by the following partners:

 

  1. African Minerals SL Ltd: (1,300 bags of rice, 500 gallons of cooking oil, 5000 bundles of pure water,100 cartoons of Maggi and 100 bags of salt).
  2. Mr. Frank Timis, Chairman Timis Corporation/AML: (500 bags of rice).
  3. Mr. Moseray Fadika: (100 bags of rice).
  4. Airtel SL LTD: (150 bags of rice plus 10 cartoons of Maggi).
  5. AWOL Sierra Leone: (100 bags of rice).
  6. AWOL UK: (25 bags of rice).
  7. AWOL USA: (30 bags of rice).
  8. AWOL Holland: (10 bags of rice).
  9. AWOL Australia: (15 bags of rice).

The donation will target mainly quarantined households, disabled and deprived communities across the country, and will be distributed to representatives from the 12 districts for the use of the DHMT, at a press conference scheduled for Tuesday 16th September 2014 at the Ministry of Information and Communications conference hall, Youyi Building, Freetown at 12pm prompt.

 

Items for Western Area (Rural and Urban) will be distributed by AWOL and partners.

 

The distribution will be as follows:

Kailahun District- 150 bags of rice, 40 gallons of oil, 10 bags of salt, 10 cartoons of Maggi, 416 bundles of water.

Kenema District- 150 bags of rice, 40 gallons of oil, 10 bags of salt, 10 cartoons of Maggi, 416 bundles of water.

Kono District- 100 bags of rice, 30 gallons of oil, 5 bags of salt, 5 cartoons of Maggi, 416 bundles of water.

Bombali District-150 bags of rice, 40 gallons of oil, 5 bags of salt, 5 cartoons of Maggi, 416 bundles of water.

Kambia District-50 bags of rice, 30 gallons of oil, 5 bags of salt, 5 cartoons of Maggi, 416 bundles of water.

Bonthe District-50 bags of rice, 20 gallons of oil, 5 bags of salt, 5 cartoons of Maggi, 416 bundles of water.

Koinadugu District- 50 bags of rice, 416 bundles of water.

Port Loko District- 200 bags of rice, 40 gallons of oil, 8 bags of salt, 8 cartoons of Maggi, 416 bundles of water.

Tonkolili District-200 bags of rice, 40 gallons of oil, 10 bags of salt, 10 cartoons of Maggi, 416 bundles of water.

Bo District-150 bags of rice, 40 gallons of oil, 5 bags of salt, 5 cartoons of Maggi, 416 bundles of water.

Moyamba District- 150 bags of rice, 40 gallons of oil, 5 bags of salt, 5 cartoons of Maggi, 416 bundles of water.

Pujehun District-100 bags of rice, 30 gallons of oil, 5 bags of salt, 5 cartoons of Maggi, 416 bundles of water.

Western Area Urban- 355 bags of rice, 60 gallons of oil, 14 bags of salt, 14 cartoons of Maggi.

Western Area Rural- 350 bags of rice, 50 gallons of oil, 13 bags of salt, 13 cartoons of Maggi.

 

It could be recalled that AWOL, in partnership with Airtel SL Ltd and the All Stars Union of Sierra Leonean musicians, took the lead at the initial stages of the Ebola outbreak to launch a 30-day Ebola sensitization and prevention campaign country wide in July.

Our thanks and appreciation goes to our godfather Mr. Moseray Fadika, Mr Frank Timis, African Minerals, Airtel Sierra Leone and the entire membership of AWOL at home and abroad.

 

“One of AWOL’s primary objectives is to complement the effort of our Government and to save our people,” said AWOL Chairman Amb. Anthony Navo Jnr.

 

“Ebola doesn’t care whether you’re APC or SLPP or PMDC or UDM, or whether you are poor or rich; we are all at risk. So we must all positively respond to the clarion call of our President to help in our individual and collective ways to eradicate this deadly disease from our country.”

 

Long Live AWOL!

Long Live our Partners!

Long Live Sierra Leone!

 

 

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National Secretariat

For more information please contact our Admin Office on 076 772895.

 

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