At an event held at the Young Sportsmen’s Club (YSC) at Wilkinson Road in Freetown, the Lebanese community donated a consignment of rice and some assorted items to help in the on-going operation to clean Freetown.
Samir Hassaniyeh, president of the Lebanese Community and who also doubles as leader of their charitable organisation, told this medium that they are pleased to contribute to ‘Operation Clean Freetown’, noting that cleaning Freetown is a collective responsibility.
Ali Abdallah aka Ali Colesee affirmed that as ‘Operation Clean Freetown’ started in Freetown early this month, the Lebanese Community thought it fit to contribute to its success, as a result have provided several assorted items like 50 wheel borrows, 100 head pans, 210 shovels, 50 bags of rice, 20 cartons of fish and 100 rakes. He added that the operation is not all about cleaning Freetown but also to clean our environment and pleaded with all Sierra Leoneans to come together and work to improve the sanitary condition in the country. He said that cleaning is not all about Freetown, but should include the offices, homes and the environment, emphasising that it is everybody’s business and all citizens should embrace it with a burning desire to see their surroundings clean.
Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, a representative from the President’s Recovery Priorities, said they are working together with Freetown City Council and the Ministry of Health to ensure that the operation is successful. She thanked the Lebanese Community for this great support, adding that the donation is a source of motivation to all organizations and individuals in the country.