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Sierra Leone News: Orange aids FCC with Le 50m to mitigate floods

A week to the first anniversary of the August 14th mudslide and flooding, Orange- Sierra Leone, telecommunications network has donated Le50 million to the Freetown City Council’s (FCC) Flood Mitigation Project.
The project, which was launched on June 20th this year, is an effort by the FCC to mitigate flooding in Freetown and also help in the alleviation of health and economic impact of those affected by flooding.
Speaking during the donation ceremony at the Mayor’s Wallace Johnson Street office, Orange Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Aminata Kane Ndiaye said they have always helped in national development and that they shall continue to do so for as long as they continue to operate in the country.
She said the telecoms company applauds the FCC’s flood mitigation project that was what prompted their decision to donate the said sum. She reassured their commitment to contribute to national development by giving back to the people of Sierra Leone.
Receiving the donation the FCC Mayor said, “The money will be used for its intended purpose,” she assured. Mayor Aki-Sawyerr disclosed that the first phase of the project has already been completed and that they are about to proceed to the second phase.
Sierra Leone is among countries that experience heavy rainfall in Africa, and over the past five-years, and at least four major floods have affected over 220,000 people across the country and caused loss of lives and destruction of properties worth billions of Leones.
By Ophaniel Gooding
Friday August 09, 2018.

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