By Kamal M. Barrie in Kenema
An organization in the USA, Sierra Leonean Friends of King Jimmy Market in Philadelphia, has donated a large consignment of food items as food for work for the ongoing construction of a multipurpose 2000-sitter mini stadium in Kenema.
The organization, which comprised a group of Sierra Leonean business people based in the USA, made the donation in appreciation of the laudable venture by the Kenema City Council to embark on the construction of the mini stadium.
The donation was made through the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Star Line Radio in Kenema, Mr. Sidie Yayah Fofanah aka DJ, as part of their contribution towards the ongoing project.
Presenting the food items to the Mayor, Councillors and staff of the Kenema City Council, Mr. Sidie Y. Fofanah extended sincere greetings to the district and the entire Eastern Region on behalf of the organization.
He said the organization would have sent representatives to witness the turning of the sod but time was not in their favour when he informed them about the project.
Mr. Fofanah however stressed that the reason for the donation was apolitical as clearly stated by the organization.
Responding to the donation, the Chief Administrator of Kenema City Council, Mr. Daniel Saa Momoh, thanked the organization that made the wonderful donation through Mr. Fofanah.
He expressed admiration for the members of the organization for showing love for their country, adding that the donation will motivate the council to do more.
Mr. Momoh assured that they would do their best to complete the project in eighteen (18) months.
His Worship the Mayor Joseph Samba Keifala also showered praises on members of the organization and referred to them as true philanthropic business people who love the people of Kenema.
He asked the people of Kenema to pray for them and to always consider them as true sons and daughters of Sierra Leone.
Mayor Keifala also appreciated the fact that some members of the organization do not hail from Kenema or the Eastern Region but from the Northern Region.
He said: “This is true nationalism that we need to take into consideration.
We should emulate the good example shown by these people.
I am highly impressed and I pray that the Almighty God will protect, provide, guide and reward them for considering my people of