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China provides education support and free medical services in Sierra Leone

By Abu Bakarr Kargbo (People's Daily Online)    13:45, November 08, 2018

The donated items on display

The Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, His Excellency Wu Peng continues to demonstrate his willingness to help strengthen Sierra Leone’s development process, thereby taking his country’s shared vision and common prosperity to various sectors in the West African Country.

“In his New Direction Agenda, President Bio deemed balanced development of different regions in this country equally important. As a good friend of Sierra Leone, China fully endorses President Bio’s governance philosophy and today we are here hoping to contribute a little bit to the development of Kenema,” said the Chinese Ambassador while marking the presentation of educational support and launching of free medical services in the Government Secondary School in Kenema City, eastern Sierra Leone.

Items donated include computers, solar-energy lights, schoolbags, notebooks and other kinds of equipment and stationaries. “We hope our donation will benefit pupils in Kenema Government Secondary School and help facilitate their study and light up their dreams,” he told the jubilant school ceremony. “The hope of this country lies in the education of its children, that’s why we travelled hundreds of miles from Freetown to this place with gifts for your pupils.”

Ambassador Wu Peng was conferred honorary alumni by the Principal of the School during his visit a few months after he assumed office as Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Sierra Leone.

“I am here to present the support from Chinese Embassy and launch the free medical services to Government Secondary School Kenema,” Ambassador Wu Peng remarked.

The recent support came after the launch of the Chinese “Brightness Trip” Activity at the Kenema Government Hospital, aiming at helping people who are suffering from cataract to see again.

School Authorities and Pupils thankful to the Chinese Government

The Ambassador pointed out that besides health care, his embassy is also willing to help boost education in Kenema, which is prioritized by President Julius Maada Bio. “We understand that the free quality education program faces some difficulties here like shortage of school furniture, stationery and modern teaching facilities such as computers,” he said and further stated that they will do their best to support in these areas.

The Chinese Government has realized the importance of health, which is why it has continued cooperating with the Sierra Leone government to strengthen the health sector for the benefit of the people.

Ambassador Wu Peng taken on a conducted tour

Sierra Leone, Ambassador Wu Peng said, is on the path of development, so is Kenema District. In this progress of development, "China as your brother will offer constant support to make Sierra Leone a better place,” he assured.

School Authorities and other Personalities at the event thanked the Chinese Government and singled out Ambassador Wu Peng who has been supportive of the country’s development drive. 

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