Mr Jerry B. Tarbolo, Jr, Programme Officer/MRU and Madam Roseline McCarthy from MARWOPNET
On 23rd June 2020, the MRU Secretariat made donations of veronica buckets to two civil society organizations as part of its efforts to control the spread of the COVID 19 disease in the sub-region. These donations were made to further strengthen the efforts of the two CSOs that are working in informal settlements in the Western Rural Areas of Freetown that are part of the most vulnerable communities identified by the Freetown City Council-FCC.
Mr. Jerry B. Tarboloo, Jr, Program Officer, Covid 19 / MRU focal point, on behalf of the Secretary General of the Mano River Union, presented the donations to the beneficiaries. He expressed the availability of the Secretariat to support organizations engaged in the fight to eradicate the COVID 19
Speaking on behalf of the Mano River Women Peace Network-MARWOPNET, Madam Roseline McCarthy thanked the MRU Secretariat for such a wonderful gesture and promised that the six (6) veronica buckets would be placed in strategic areas identified by their organization for the use of the population. She expressed her appreciation to the Secretary General of the UNION, Amb. Medina A. Wesseh, Esq for her continuous support to her organization. She noted the need for the partnership to grow from strength to strength as MARWOPNET is ready as always to support the peace efforts in the sub-region.
For his part, Hon. Donald Kaloko, speaker of the Mano River Union Youth Parliament-MRUYP indicated that the four (4) veronica buckets would be taken to some youth centers identified in the Western Rural Areas in Freetown. He assured the MRU Secretariat that the items would be used for its intended purpose.
Mr Jerry B. Tarbolo, Jr, Programme Officer/MRU and Hon. Donald Kaloko, speaker of the Mano River Union Youth Parliament-MRUYP
The MRU had initially donated to these two CSOs, including the Freetown City Council, the Mudge Farm Community Youths and L-2 Youth Group, some WASH materials to promote the campaign on reducing the transmission of the COVID-19.