Sierra Leone Red Cross Pays Courtesy Call on Minister of Foreign Affairs

Minister of Foreign Affairs and a cross section of Red Cross representatives Minister of Foreign Affairs and a cross section of Red Cross representatives

(MFAIC Press Office, 10 August, 2018).  The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Alie Kabba has said, that President Julius Maada Bio’s New Direction agenda will play an essential role in enabling the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society to serve the most vulnerable people within the country.

Dr. Alie Kabba made this disclosure during a courtesy call on him at the weekend by a delegation from the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society led by the Independent Interim Manager, Mabel Theresa Koketso, at the Ministry’s Tower Hill office, Freetown.

Mabel Theresa Koketso told the Minister that the purpose of their visit was to broaden and deepen the existing bilateral cooperation between the government of Sierra Leone and the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society and to update him on the present state of affairs of the society and to further request the government to assist its National Society in its role as an auxiliary in humanitarian matters in the country. She highlighted some of the significant contributions the Red Cross has made since its establishment in the country including efforts to end the civil war, assistance to victims of the Ebola scourge, the floods and mudslide disasters. Madam Theresa Koketso also highlighted some of the key challenges the society is facing especially in the area of government subvention to the society in accordance with the Geneva Convention and the effect of Executive Order 1, regards duty free waivers.

Welcoming the Independent Interim Manager and team to the Ministry, Dr. Alie Kabba on behalf of His Excellency, Dr. Julius Maada Bio and the people of Sierra Leone, expressed sincere thanks and appreciation to the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society for providing humanitarian assistance over the years to the people who are vulnerable in the country especially in situations of disaster, crisis and conflict.

The New Direction agenda, Dr. Kabba stated, recognises the importance of strengthening organizational, coordination and delivery capacities of our National Societies, to respond to the increasing number and complexity of disasters and the growing number of vulnerable people. This calls for greater collective learning, adaptation, innovation and leadership to ensure that the national society achieves its greater humanitarian impact, he added.

The Foreign Minister underscored that, while it is essential that our national Red Cross Society should be exempt from taxation, it is also important to note that tax relief incentives for individual or corporate donors are also important for income generation.

‘I will continue to engage colleague Ministers on the issue of subvention and tax waivers’, Dr. Kabba Concluded.

Present were:  the Director of Multilateral and International Division, Franklyn Fawundu; the National President of SLRC, Rev. Christian Fayia; the Secretary General of the SLRC, Mr. Gbawuru Sandi; and the Communications Director of the SLRC, Mr. Abubakarr Tarawally.









Friday, August 21st 2019 marks a year of the passing of Hadja Hawa Khadar Daramy, wife of Late Honourable Dr. Sheikh Batu Daramy (First Financial Secretary of Sierra Leone) and Member of Parliament of Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP).  Hadja Hawa was born 1st December 1922 to Sowoi Mariama Fortune and Alhaji Ali Khadar.
Hadja Hawa Khadar Daramy hails from Mongeray, Kpaka, Pujehun where her mother was born.  Oh! how she just loved Mongeray.   Her father was born in Helba, North Lebanon.
Hadja Hawa Khadar Daramy passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday 21st August


With gratitude to God for a life well lived

Obituary for the late Evelyn Lauretta Idowu-Davies
Sunrise:11 February 1925
Sunset : 10 March 2019
Aged 94
Funeral & Communion service : Friday 22 March at the Ebenezer Methodist Church Murray Town at 2:30
From the Children and grandchildren at home and abroad.

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Children: Mrs. Christiana Bultman-Sulaiman of the USA
Mr. Sulay Din Gabisi of USA
Miss Zainab Din Gabisi of Freetown
Mr. Aziz Din Gabisi of Freetown
Mr. Dyfu Din Gabisi of USA
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