By Isaac Williams
The Ministry of Trade and Industry has in partnership with Mercy Hope International supported over three hundred flood victims that were rendered homeless during the heavy downpour in the country a fortnight ago.
The Trade Ministry in partnership with the International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) aided the flood victims with food and non food items worth millions of Leones.
Presenting the items to the victims, the Ag. Minister of Trade and Industry, Madam Mabinty Daramy, emphasized the importance of supporting people in dire need.
She said most of those that were affected by the flood are petty traders that go out in search of their daily survival, adding that over sixty percent of the flood victims are poor women and children.
Madam Mabinty Daramy also lamented that women the world over are always victims during difficult challenges, whilst she pledged to continue supporting the flood victims especially women and children who are in the majority.
She said Sierra Leone is one of the most blessed countries in the world with less natural disasters, while other countries always suffer as a result of natural disasters.
In his brief statement, the Director of Mercy and Hope International, Mr. Valentine Sualley, said their organization is a non-profit making institution. He said this is not their first time supporting the needy in Sierra Leone.
Mr. Sualley thanked the Government of Sierra Leone and other institutions supporting the needy.
He maintained that they will continue with their support to the needy as the need arises.
The donated food and non-food items included bags of rice, used clothing, toys for children, toiletries, laundry soap and many others.
The items were received by Mr. Ojukutu Macauley on behalf of the flood victims.