From Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown

Local News
In Sierra Leone, Boost for Waterloo Bread Sellers
By Dauda Koroma
Dec 21, 2010, 17:06

Cassava bread sellers at Waterloo on Wednesday 15th December 2010 received donation from a non governmental organization called Peri and Urban Community Action for Food Security (PUCAFS).

The organization donated six (6) cassava grinding machines to the sellers.

Councilor for Constituency 95, Ward 342, Komokeh Conteh, described the donation as laudable and worth emulating.

"This will make work easy for the business people as they were only using manual methods to process the cassava," he disclosed, adding that the method they were using was not only hectic but also time consuming.

He said the new machines take less than five minutes to grind five bags of cassava.

PUCAFS Project Manager, Mohamed Gassama told the beneficiaries that the funds to purchase the machines, which amounted to seventy three million, two hundred thousand leones, were provided by Concern Worldwide.

He emphasized that the handling of the machines would be closely monitored, whilst encouraging the beneficiaries to use them judiciously.

"The machines are no personal properties and we expect that they would be evenly used for the benefit of all," he pointed out.

He assured of his organizationís continued support to the people of Waterloo.

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