In a bid to complement the President’s effort to provide safe drinking water, Sierra Leone Ambassador to Kuwait, Her Excellency Haja Ishata Thomas has donated Four (4) boreholes to communities within the Kabala Township.
The donation, which is regarded as an everlasting charity to the people of Sierra Leone, was championed by esteemed Kuwaiti ladies through Madam Narjis Al-Shatti and was implemented by the Ishata and Abassie Thomas Foundation in Sierra Leone.
The project targeted the Gbawuria, Kabala Town, Bankolia, and Kamanemeh communities that were in dire need of safe drinking water.
Donating the boreholes to the different communities, Her Excellency Haja Isatu Thomas described the donation as a gesture that the communities were desperately in need of, adding that it was a demonstration of the President’s commitment to providing safe drinking water for the people of Sierra Leone.
The Sierra Leone Ambassador to Kuwait further informed the different communities that access to safe drinking water has become a fundamental human right because it promotes good health and reduces mortality rates globally. She also advised that the boreholes had become their property, so they must ensure they take proper care of them.
“The goal of the New Direction is to alleviate poverty by addressing the concerns of Sierra Leoneans, especially those in remote communities. Kabala Township is known for its water challenge, particularly during the dry season. Being born and schooled in Kabala, I know the ordeal of fetching water from streams; therefore I see it as a priority to provide clean water for my people,” the Ambassador said.
Speaking on behalf of the people, PC Gbawuru Mansary of Warra Warra Chiefodm commended the effort of the ambassador and the State of Kuwait for providing safe drinking water for his people, mentioning further that this great gesture would be in the annals of the township. He called on the Government of Sierra Leone and encouraged the State of Kuwait to continue with development assistance in the various communities highlighted.
A beneficiary in one of the communities, Pa Alie Mansaray thanked the Ambassador and the Kuwaiti donors for addressing one of the challenges of their community, stating that before now, it was very difficult to access safe drinking water, but the borehole has filled the void.
He thanked His Excellency Brig. Rtd. Julius Maada Bio for appointing a selfless ambassador who cares for the burning desires of her people and promotes the New Direction Agenda positively.