73 Adelaide Street Freetown, Sierra Leone, 9th May, 2020: Grassroots Action for National Development (GRAND) has on Saturday 9th May, 2020 donated relief items including rice, onion and cooking oil to 120 victims of the 2017 Mudslide disaster at Kamayama in the Western Area.
When presenting the items, the Acting National Coordinator of GRAND Edward Thomas Lassayo stated that before embarking on the donation the organization had done a needs assessment around the Western Area during which they concluded that the victims of the 2017 mudslides in Freetown were the most appropriate beneficiaries given that they had endured enormous physical, psychological and economic damages occasioned by the 2017 mudslides.
He added that the donation was GRAND’s contribution towards the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Sierra Leone.
GRAND notes with grave concern the recent developments in the country, specifically the incident at the Pademba Road Correctional facility and the subsequent allegations and counter allegations.
GRAND views the riot by inmates, which occurred on Wednesday 29th April, 2020 and the resulting loss of precious lives following the response of security officers as unfortunate. Our organisation is particularly concerned that, following the above event, key members of the two major political parties and their followers have been making counter allegations to ascribe responsibility for the occurrence of the incident and in the process made statements which have the potential to inflame political animosity.
Freetown, Sierra Leone, May 1st 2020: - The Board of Directors of GRAND (Grassroots Action for National Development) has approved the appointment of Mr. Edward Kargbo as the New Director of GRAND Radio.
Mr. Edward Kargbo a Graduate of Mass Communications Studies at Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone brings a wealth of experience and energy with his insight and zest to GRAND Radio.