Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) Mayoral candidate in Freetown for the 2023 elections, Mohamed Gento Kamara has joined residents of slum communities in Freetown to plans against natural disaster risks.
The SLPP candidate recently single handedly facilitated the electrification of the Madina community (Back of Cockerill) in the West End of Freetown and at the same time refunded the initial costs that residents incurred to ensure that the electrification project is actualised.
The reaction of residents was one that could be best described as the expression of profound and sincere gratitude for coming to their aid, heaving sighs of relief as they optimistically welcome the availability of electricity supply.
Prior to his gesture in facilitating the electrification of a whole settlement, Gento visited the Moa Wharf and Kanikay communities in a bid to inspect work-in-progress in respect to the implementation of a project geared towards the construction of a drainage system at the Moa Wharf community
The visit was also to view the current status of the two communities after a recent heavy downpour of rain in Freetown in order to identify areas or communities that are prone to natural disasters with a view of proffering and implementing recommendations as to how to mitigate flooding and other related disasters during the rainy season.
Moa Wharf and Kanikay communities, two disaster prone communities, have benefited somehow in the past from his humanitarian gestures.
At Moa Wharf, Gento thoroughly inspected the building materials procured so far which include bags of cements, tons of iron rod, trips of stones and many more, for the construction of a drainage system with the view of swiftly curbing the disastrous flooding that has affected that community.
When he visited the Kolbot community at Kanikay in the East End of Freetown he surveyed the community and engaged the residents during which he assured them of swift response to their need as that will help in protecting lives and properties.
Gento disclosed that the move to rescue those communities emanated from the need to cater for the protection of his fellow Freetonians because he understands how painful they feel during the rainy season.
He optimistically informed residents that with their maximum cooperation, support and blessing he will endeavor to the best of his ability to positively transform their communities and by extension the Freetown Municipality.
Gento also promised how he will proactively work with the central Government, non–Governmental Organisations, other international organisations to ensure that the majority of residents of Freetown safely, easily and conveniently access clean and safe drinking water for all.
Gento also stated that the regular cleaning exercises will be restored and as well create green spaces in order to improve air quality and the environment.
He also told residents that he will provide unity and political stability furthering how he will also maximise SLPP votes in the West if elected.