Economic Fighters League rallies Ghanaian support for disaster-stricken Sierra Leone

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By Lorlornyofm August 17, 2017 07:16

Economic Fighters League rallies Ghanaian support for disaster-stricken Sierra Leone

A political group, Economic Fighters League has expressed disappointment in the lack of African support for Sierra Leone, a nation mourning the death of nearly 400 lives.

In a statement copied to myjoyonline.com, the group raised questions about the African sense of solidarity for his fellow African.

“Have we become so individualistic that we no longer care what happens to our neighbours?”, the statement signed by Hardi Yakubu read.

Hundreds of people were killed in a mudslide near Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown in early Monday morning

A hillside in Regent, a mountainous town 15 miles east of Freetown, collapsed after heavy rains, leaving hundreds of people trapped. Morgues in the capital have been overwhelmed with bodies, while relatives have been left to dig through the mud in search of remains.

Death tolls are unconfirmed, although the International Federation of Red Cross reports that 312 have been killed and more than 1,000 affected. Disaster officials in Sierra Leone have estimated 2,000 people have been left homeless.

Two days after the tragedy, the Ghana government has announced, it is will send relief supplies to Sierra Leone.

“We are also trying in our own small way to put together a package”, Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Charles Owiredu said after contacting NADMO officials and the Finance Ministry.

 

READ FULL STATEMENT

Fighters
Press Release
16/08/2017

WE STAND WITH SIERRA LEONE

More than 400 lives have been lost, 600 are missing, 3000 are left without homes. Sierra Leone is in distress and has been over the past few days when mudslide erupted and caused so much havoc. We commiserate with our African brothers and sisters in Sierra Leone.

At the same time, we condemn the deafening silence of African governments to the plight of our neighbours in Sierra Leone. So far, African countries have said nothing let alone sent anything to comfort our fellow Africans in Sierra Leone and to alleviate their suffering. Why have we abandoned our brothers and sisters in their time of need? Where is the African spirit of Ubuntu which holds us together in joyous and in trying times?

It is disappointing that African governments and people have chosen this path of no concern for others. Or are we as usual waiting for foreigners to come to our aid?

Have we become so individualistic that we no longer care what happens to our neighbours?

We are very saddened by the neglect with which we have treated our own people in Sierra Leone and hereby call on all African governments in the name of Pan-African solidarity to mobilise resources to lend a helping hand.

On our part, the Economic Fighters League have reached out to a number of media organizations to partner with us in the collection of relief items to be presented to the Embassy of Sierra Leone.

We encourage all citizens to take advantage of this initiative by contributing their widows might once our media partners are announced.

Forward to all Africans!

Revolutionary regards

Commander Hardi Yakubu,
Fighter-General
+233243931165

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