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Sierra Leone News : Japanese Embassy Boost Flood Victims & Commission Stores for Farmers
By John Koroma
Jun 5, 2017, 12:02
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The Japanese Government Japanese Embassy in Sierra Leone has on Wednesday 30th of May 2017 officially displayed and handed over to flood victims in the presence of members of the public a unique water purification system using a modernized technology to help in ameliorating the suffering of the masses and to enhance safe and pure drinking water.

 

According to the Research officer of the Office of the National Security (ONS) Mr. Frank S. Williams said that the flood victims of Mile 6 are currently facing huge constraints of having safe and pure drinking water.  He added that the Office of the National Security (ONS) for a long time have considered the need of providing a source of safe and pure water for the flood victims of Mile 6. He therefore thanked the Japanese government for providing the funds for the construction and purification of the water through the implementing partner, the International Migration Organization (IMO) and for coming to the aid of the people of Mile 6.  He added that they are always looking for such partnership to assist people that are in need in the country.

 

The expert responsible to teach the people on how to purify the water, Engineer Thelesphony Raphael Lufatiye from Tanzania said that one not need to be educated before using the water purification system and he then demonstrated on how the water can be purified for safe drinking. He added that he had already trained people that will oversee the water purification system so that in his absence they will be in a better position to purify the water.

 

In a similar development, the representative of the Japanese Ambassador to Sierra Leone Mr. Hiroki Yamashita in the ceremony that marked the commissioning of the market stores at Yoni Chiefdom in Tonkolili District said that about a year ago, the government of Japan and the Sierra Leone began an important journey for the construction of stores and drying floors for rice farmers in the Yoni Chiefdom. He added that the government of Japan deemed the project very important because of the useful impact it would have on the livelihoods of the people of Yoni Chiefdom. He went on to say that the effects of the Ebola pandemic affected the livelihoods of many people and when they received the application to support the project the Japanese government wholeheartedly supported the project and they believed that the project would provide an important guarantee to the economic development of Yoni Chiefdom and make a valuable contribution to reviving agriculture and livelihood activities.  He added that the project was funded by Japan Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security projects (GGHSP) AND THE Japanese government has provided the sum of fifty-three thousand and ninety seven dollars (USD $ 53,097) for the completion of the project and that has led to the construction and supply of three (3) stores for farm products, three (3) drying floors for farm products and three (3) Power Tillers.

 

On behalf of the implementing partner, Mr. Michael Sesay the Finance Manager of the Sierra Grass Roots Agency (SIGA) said that in 2013, they were opportune to receive funding from the Japan Embassy for the construction of six class room primary school building in Marmurka Village in Yoni Chiefdom with full set of school furniture for the beneficiaries. He added that the school is now one of the prides of the chiefdom as it continues to accommodate children from the surrounding villages. He went on to say that in 2016 again, they received another funding from the Japanese Embassy in Ghana for the construction of a rice store with drying floor attached in three communities in the Yoni Chiefdom of Tonkolili District.

 

He concluded by expressing his profound gratitude for the humanitarian gesture from the Government and people of Japan to the Government and people of Sierra Leone and he particularly thanked the Ambassador and his skilled staff for their relentless efforts in making the project a success story.


The ceremony was culminated with traditional songs in thanking the Japanese Government for the kind gesture.


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