4 June 2018

Sierra Leone: Deputy Youth Affairs Minister Cleans Bo City

In a bid to have a healthy environment and dirt-free Sierra Leone, the Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs-Lusine Kallon has today, Saturday 2 June, 2018 joined residents of Bo City, Southern Sierra Leone to clean the entire township.

Motivated by President Julius Maada Bio's Presidential Order which reintroduces national cleaning on every 1st Saturday in every month from 7am to 12 noon, the Deputy Youth Affairs Minister said, "I participated in the cleaning exercise because President Bio's New Direction believes a healthy environment is a wealthy environment."

According to him, many international indexes labeled Sierra Leone as the worst place to give birth and live. He said this unfortunate situation has been attributed to the poor sanitary condition in the country, "but under the New Direction we are ready to bring a positive report card that is different from those ugly reports."

"We inherited an unhealthy environment especially in the country's capital city-Freetown," Minister Kallon said, adding that, "some medical practitioners have also confirmed that our country had not been able to escape from diseases such as cholera and diarrhea largely because of poor sanitation." He said President Bio values the precious life of every citizen and therefore he has waged war on poor sanitation.

Describing him a servant leader, the Mayor of Bo City-Harold Tucker commended the Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs for being an inspirational motivator for Sierra Leonean youth. He assured to provide all the support needed for the growth of the Ministry of Youth Affairs. He appealed to the Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs to continue to promote the dreams and aspirations of President Bio.

The Coordinator Friends of Fatima Bio said he was pleased to see the Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs in their midst actively participating in the cleaning exercise.

Victor Moiwo-one of the founders for Youth In Action For President Bio said, "what amazes us was his action to coordinate the entire cleaning exercise from New London, Soja Kill Rebel, Sewa Road, Shenje, Bojon Street and Fenton Road among others."

Victor who doubles as the SLPP's Young Generation leader said he admired the camaraderie between the Mayor and the Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs.

Donations to youth volunteers by the Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs climaxed the cleaning exercise.

Sierra Leone

Man, 21, Remanded for Wounding With Intent

Magistrate Santigie Bangura, presiding at the Siaka Steven Street Magistrates' Court No 1, yesterday (18th June)… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2018 Concord Times. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.