Concord Times (Freetown)

7 June 2012

Sierra Leone: Koinadugu Council Gives Scholarship Aid to District Nurses

The Koinadugu District Council has donated scholarship aid in the sum of Le32.5 million to nurses in the tertiary sector to promote efficient health care delivery service system in the district, Council Chairman Peter Bayuku Conteh said on Monday.

The donation is part of council's effort to provide more professional nurses for district sustenance with a view to enhancing effective and efficient service to the people of Koinadugu.

Chairman Conteh told SLENA that he would be delivering consignment of uniforms worth millions of Leones from Scotland to the District Medical Doctor for nurses. His council, he said, has the intention of providing health to the people of Koinadugu in fulfillment of government's agenda to provide "health for all by the year 2015".

In another development, the Koinadugu District Council Chairman disclosed that the Fadugu Water Gravity System, 25 miles from Kabala, will commence soon.

Speaking to SLENA, Mr. Bayuku Conteh said the project is part of his council's plan to rehabilitate Kabala's scrapped pipe water system for decades, adding that the total estimate of the project and map of construction have been concluded.

He said he would be traveling to Italy to attend an international conference on water management in order to keep abreast with developments in gravity water management.

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