President Bio Provides Support to Flood Victims in Wellington and Tombo

President Bio Provides Support to Flood Victims in Wellington and Tombo

Freetown, Friday 16th August 2019: His Excellency President Dr. Julius Maada Bio has paid two separate visits to flood victims in Wellington and Tombo, in the Western Urban and Rural Areas respectively and provided humanitarian support to them as a way of consoling them.

At Wellington, President Bio told the flood victims and their family members that he came to them with heavy heart because of the devastation the flooding had caused to their lives. He said as President he had been very saddened by the level of destruction from the flooding across the country. President Bio also said that the flooding has been worsened because over the years people have built in areas without any proper environmental planning. He warned that state authority will continue to ensure that people who erect structures or live in areas which are prone to natural disasters are relocated.

Whilst he commended state institutions, development partners and NGOs for their support to flood victims, President Bio also encouraged young people in flood-prone areas to continue their vigilance and support in helping victims. He prayed for those who have lost their lives and assured the victims that Government and its partners will continue to provide support to them. President Bio also admonished the audience that they should listen to the instructions of authorities whenever they are advised for their safety. 

Later, President Bio also visited Tombo where he addressed victims and their families affected by the flooding. In a similar message he told them that he was in Tombo to sympathize with the flood victims for the devastating effect of the flooding on their lives. “I am President for all Sierra Leoneans and whenever any citizen is affected by natural disaster we must all unite in that sadness,” President Bio said.

In both Wellington and Tombo, President Bio also visited affected flooding areas and made separate donations to the flood victims. In total, President Bio donated 300 bags of rice, 1000 blankets, 200 mosquito nets, bales of clothes and dozens of buckets. President Bio was received in both Wellington and Tombo by the community stakeholders, councilors and sitting APC Members of Parliament.

President Bio was accompanied by senior advisers and ministers including the Chief Minister, Professor David J. Francis and Minister of Lands, Housing and Environment, Dr. Denis Sandy. The two separate visits to the flood victims were facilitated by the Office of National Security.


Friday, August 21st 2019 marks a year of the passing of Hadja Hawa Khadar Daramy, wife of Late Honourable Dr. Sheikh Batu Daramy (First Financial Secretary of Sierra Leone) and Member of Parliament of Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP).  Hadja Hawa was born 1st December 1922 to Sowoi Mariama Fortune and Alhaji Ali Khadar.
Hadja Hawa Khadar Daramy hails from Mongeray, Kpaka, Pujehun where her mother was born.  Oh! how she just loved Mongeray.   Her father was born in Helba, North Lebanon.
Hadja Hawa Khadar Daramy passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday 21st August


With gratitude to God for a life well lived

Obituary for the late Evelyn Lauretta Idowu-Davies
Sunrise:11 February 1925
Sunset : 10 March 2019
Aged 94
Funeral & Communion service : Friday 22 March at the Ebenezer Methodist Church Murray Town at 2:30
From the Children and grandchildren at home and abroad.

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Children: Mrs. Christiana Bultman-Sulaiman of the USA
Mr. Sulay Din Gabisi of USA
Miss Zainab Din Gabisi of Freetown
Mr. Aziz Din Gabisi of Freetown
Mr. Dyfu Din Gabisi of USA
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