WARDC launches Refuse Recycling Project in Tombo
The Western Area Rural District Council (WARDC) has on Friday January 22, 2021 officially launched the Refuse Recycling project for income generation in Tombo, Western Area Rural District.
In his opening remarks, Chairman of the Western Area Rural District Council, Kasho J. Holland Cole, thanked the Government of Iceland through UNICEF for supporting his council in the said project.
The project will help in cleaning the wharfs and also generate income for local women in Tombo and its surrounding communities.
The Chief Administrator, Raman Tom Farmar said: “I am happy to be in Tombo as the day is very important for all women in the Western Rural District, especially the Tombo Community.”
He noted that the project is a recycling waste management approach that geared towards empowering women and young people.
UNICEF Representative, Mourie Amadu, gave a brief background of the project, as well as how the UN agency has over the years supported Tombo, and by extension the Western Area Rural District with a lot of projects.
“The Project is to recycle waste, train women's groups to make dialet, slippers and slabs for toilets," he stated.
In her keynote address, Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Melrose Kargbo said t she admires the developmental spirit of the WARDC Chairman and his support to the central government.
She joined the Chairman and the Chief Administrator of WARDC to thank the Government of Iceland through UNICEF for supporting the local people in Sierra Leone.
The District Health Superintendent, Mr. Brima D. S Mattia gave the overview of the Project.
The Village Headman, ward Councilors and community stakeholders were present and made appreciative statements towards the project.