Ecobank Ghana has established a fund as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility to raise money to support the Sierra Leon victims involved in mudslides disaster.
Sierra Leon is currently racing against time to avoid further deaths following devastating floods and mudslides that have already claimed about 400 lives with thousands also missing.
Ecobank is therefore appealing to its immediate stakeholders and the general public to make cash donations to support the efforts of Sierra Leonean Government to save lives.
According to a statement signed by Reverend Patricia Sappor, Head of Corporate Communications at Ecobank Ghana and Anglophone West Africa, Ecobank is ready to double any amount raised by the public to support the affected in the West African state.
Ecobank ‘help Sierra Leon Fund’ is reminding the general public that Hundreds are dead but thousands are currently homeless and in dire need of basic necessities of life like food, clothing, shelter and psychosocial support.
The Pan African Bank is calling everybody to donate generously to a worthy cause and let us join hands to put smiles on the faces of all affected persons in Sierra Leon especially Children in the affected areas.
Any amount from Gh 1 upwards will be much appreciated.
Send all donations to:
Ecobank Account Number ………………………0019104511101901
MTN Mobile Money………………………………0557936460
Tigo Cash……………………………………………….. 0277164999
A mass burial for about 300 people killed by a mudslide and flooding has taken place on the outskirts of the capital Freetown.
President Ernest Bai Koroma attended a multi-faith memorial service at the burial site in the city of Waterloo.
Some 600 people are still thought to be missing while more than 400 people are known to have died.
About 3,000 people are homeless in what is being described as a humanitarian emergency.
There is also growing concern about the risk to public health from water-borne diseases
Mortuaries have been overwhelmed by the number of bodies they have received – more than 100 of them are children.
The Red Cross has warned it is a race against time to find survivors. The search is taking place using diggers and makeshift tools.
Flooding is not unusual in Sierra Leone, where unsafe housing in makeshift settlements can be swept away by heavy rains.
The rains often hit areas in and around Freetown, an overcrowded coastal city of more than one million people.