The General Overseer and President of the Flaming Bible Church in Sierra Leone, Bishop Abu Koroma has on Saturday 25th August 2012 commissioned a public water tap for residents of Pipe Line at Wilberforce in Freetown.
Commissioning the tap, the Chairperson for the ceremony Reverend Jose Kanu lauded the initiative of Bishop Abu Koroma in alleviating the suffering of the community people to access safe drinking water. Reverend Kanu described water as sustenance of life and implored the community people to use the water rationally and avoid wastage.
He further admonished the people to take care of the tap and avoid being damaged. He said Bishop Abu Koroma decided to provide water facility for the Wilberforce community in order to address their suffering to access water for domestic purposes. The Reverend called on residents not to link his generosity to any political reason, whilst adding that God is using him to contribute to the development of the country.
Reverend Kanu assured the people that Bishop Koroma will continue to support the community in terms of providing basic social needs.
A representative of the women in the community, Kadiatu Sesay said, for far too long now, the people of Wilberforce community have been suffering from water crisis, despite the several letters sent to the authorities for assistance.
She recalled that they approached Bishop Abu Koroma to assist them in bringing water to their community for which he wasted no time to embark on the public tap project.
In his statement, Bishop Abu Koroma reiterated that he undertook the project not for any political gains but through the direction of God. He expressed hope that the tap will alleviate the suffering of residents. He assured of continued support from his Church.
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