AWARENESS TIMES
Sierra Leone News & Information

State House | Press Union | Lumley Beach | AllAfrica | SL-Web

www.awarenesstimes.com

  Giving Knowledge to the People
welcome to sierra leone's premier news source
Last Updated: Oct 6th, 2010 - 17:58:19 
Front Page 
 
 NEWS
 Breaking News
 Local News
 Politics
 Photo News
 Video News
 
 EDITORIALS
 
 SPECIAL REPORTS
 Afsatu Kabba
 
 COMMENTS & OPINIONS
 Moiie's Column
 
 FEATURES
 
 ENTERTAINMENT
 
 PROFILES
 Role Models
 Awareness Lady
 Common Man
 
 THE ECONOMY
 
 NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
 Special Messages
 Legal Matters
 Obituaries
 
 PAID SUPPLEMENTS
 
 ADVERTISEMENTS
 
 SATIRE
 
 FROM OUR TEAM
Search


Published online by
Sylvia Blyden Dot Com

17 Garrison Street,
Freetown,
Sierra Leone.
Tel: +232-77-772001
Tel: +232-88-321000
Tel: +232-76-350077
Tel: +232-30-321001
Email:
editor@awarenesstimes.com
Website:
www.awarenesstimes.com

NEWS : Local News  

In Sierra Leone, Child Rescue Mission Launches Campaign on Inhospitable Environment
By Bankole T. M. Turay (Freelance Researcher)
Oct 6, 2010, 17:20
Email this article
 Printer friendly page

Child Rescue Mission-Sierra Leone (CRM-SL), a community-based organization operating in Koindu Town in the Eastern part of Sierra Leone last Saturday the 2nd of October, 2010 concluded a one-day sensitization campaign on addressing the unfriendly environmental measures within communities in post war Sierra Leone and the control of Waste Management in rural areas in Sierra Leone. The programme was funded by Disney Friends for Change, a youth service programme based in the United States of America.

 

The programme started with a procession from the Community Court Barray through the Guinea/Liberia Road, the central business district of Koindu Town.


The theme, ‘Celebrate the Environment’ was aimed at showcasing the links of the Disney Project with the International Coastal Clean up Day. It was also aimed at raising awareness in the community on the need to join the Disney Project as ‘Friends for Change’.

 

In his welcome address, the Regent Chief of Konio Section, in the Kissy Teng Chiefdom, Kailahun District, admonished members of his community to properly manage their waste as it is a health hazard when exposed or improperly managed. He stressed the need for the community to institute bye-laws in that regard as a way of ensuring a clean environment and good health for all. He henceforth ordered that anyone caught throwing filth in the town would be brought to book with serious consequences.

 

The Project Coordinator, Sahr Yillia thanked all stakeholders present for their kind and hospitable working relationship and urged them to put hands on deck for the development of the chiefdom. He informed the gathering about the essence of the programme, which he stressed, is aimed at ensuring proper management of waste in the chiefdom. He noted that as an indigene of the community, development as his priority is deep down in his heart. He encouraged all and sundry to cooperate with the Chief’s order to make the Chiefdom risk-free of health hazards.

 

Chief Foyoh Section Chief for Tolli Section expressed appreciation of the project, lauding the efforts of the organization in raising awareness on the need for cleanliness in the community.

 

The indefatigable and hard working Councilor, Madam Fanta Alpha lauded the programme and encouraged members of the community to compliment the efforts of the organization to continue cleaning the community every Saturday. She suggested the setting up of Cleaning Day Coordinating Committee to ensure sustainability of the programme.

 

The Community Health Officer, Suliaman Kanneh reiterated the statements of previous speakers and advised that it is better to prevent diseases from invading the community than fighting to its prevalence. He warned against unclean gutters and water run ways as well as the throwing of containers that can keep water, these he said, are potential breeding places for mosquitoes, the principal agents for the spread of malaria. He also thanked Child Rescue-Sierra Leone for the initiative, noting that if the messages sent out by the project are adhered to, “It will as well aid my job as the Community Health Officer,” he noted.


© Copyright by Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Top of Page

Latest Headlines
NEWS
In Sierra Leone, Poisonous ‘Sugar’ Kills in Kambia District
In Sierra Leone, Two Kenema Youths Drown at Lumley Beach
In Sierra Leone, Boost for Waterloo Bread Sellers
EDITORIALS
Encourage Moseray Fadika and Frank Timis the Romanian
National Judiciary Deserves to be Heard
We Do Not “Negotiate” for Space with Anyone!
SPECIAL REPORTS
Afsatu Lectures Students against Violence
Afsatu Kabba Launches Women Organization
Sierra Leone's Opposition Resident Village Idiot flies out to U.K. and Ghana today
COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Paul Kamara: Fitness vs. Eligibility
Maada Bio: SLPP’s Foolish Aspirant!
Journalist Paul Kamara & Justice Tolla-Thompson: Our National Constitution Must be Obeyed!
FEATURES
WIMSAL at 3……What hope lies ahead for Women in the Media?
Reproduced by Popular Demand: No Junior Secondary School Built at Tondola Junction
Sierra Leone's NPRC’s Tom Nyuma, Sierra Rutile, Vimetco, John Sisay & the Inquest for late Bambay Kamara
ENTERTAINMENT
Sierra Leone's Video-Journalist Abdulai Jalloh marries his Sweetheart, Cecilia
‘Nor Look En Face’ Takes Over the Airwaves in Sierra Leone
PROFILES
A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE MRS. HANNAH BABY NELLIE GADD - A Role Model
Haja Afsatu Olayinka Kabba: A Muslim Woman of Excellence!
THE ECONOMY
Sierra Leone Government in Serious Embarrassment as Businesses Shut Down over New Tax
NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
In Memory Of Hon Dr. Salia Jusu-Sheriff “Maada”
Cape Lambert Marampa lron Ore (SL) Limited Wishes HIS Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, Vice-President Chief Alhaji Sam Sumana
The Latest Leaked US Embassy Cable from Wikileaks Website concerning Sierra Leone
PAID SUPPLEMENTS
Marampa Can Achieve Late 2012 Start-Up With Maiden 200mt Jorc Resource Representing Only 20% Of The Mineralised Strike
Koidu Holdings Explains Blasting Incident at Koidu Kimberlite Project Mine Site
Presenting Professor Dr. Ritchard Tamba M’Bayo
ADVERTISEMENTS
NASSIT and HFC offers 28 Newly Built Houses for immediate Sale in Sierra Leone
African Minerals (SL) Ltd Job Vacancy
JOLLIBOY! - Solomon Pratt's Book is now available for Purchase Online
SATIRE
XXXXXXXXXXXX THE CIA SPY
Letter To Tech: The Political ‘Dombolo’ in Kono
President Koroma Fires One: Maybe the Cabinet Reshuffle Has Commenced?
FROM OUR TEAM
Schulenburg Should Behave Himself
No Edition out for today from Freetown, Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone's Awareness Times Publisher Never Collected a Single Penny for P.R. let alone Ten Million Leones monthly!

Copyright © 2005 - 2010, Awareness Times Sierra Leone; All Rights Reserved.
Hosted & Designed by West Africa Dot Net