President Ernest Bai Koroma on Tuesday 18th November received members of the Aurora Foundation at State House Freetown. The foundation is both a humanitarian and investment organization from Iceland that supports development programmes, education of young girls and socio economic operations that will create the utmost impact in the lives of the beneficiaries.
President Koroma expressed profound delight for their involvement in supporting development efforts particularly in health and education. He stated that their involvement in the fisheries sector will enable the locals in the fisheries sector to utilize the methods saying that it is a way forward and a new thinking in improving the business level and capacity of the locals in that sector. Amid the fight to eradicate Ebola, President Koroma registered government’s support to the foundation whilst working assiduously on the activities that will get the economy back on track.
Speaking on behalf of the Aurora Foundation, Mr. Olafur Olafsson said that they have a great passion for Sierra Leone as they will support the government of Sierra Leone in its efforts to eradicate Ebola.
Head of Administration and Finance in the Office of the First Lady Mr. Sheku Nuni confirmed that the charity work of the foundation extends to the construction of sixteen schools, training of more that 274 teachers, and supports women to engage in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). He stated that the foundation is to finalize arrangements for the construction of a maternity hospital that would be equipped and staffed with experienced medical personnel that will be operated for three years and thereafter handed to the government of Sierra Leone. It could be recalled that the foundation on the 17th November donated 2,000 kilos of medicine and medical supplies to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation through the First Lady for the treatment of Ebola patients. – By State House Communications Unit