Lebanese Community Donates to RSLAF Casualties

The Lebanese community in Sierra Leone with its executive members took food items to the 34 Hospital – where a large number of soldiers and civilians who suffered a fatal accident on 2 October 2018, are being admitted.

The assorted food items include 100 bags of 25kg rice, 10 five gallons oil, 5 cartons Amino Maggie, 5 cartons Jago mayonnaise, 5 cartoons luncheon meat, and 10 medium bags salt.

  Samir Hassanyeh, head of the Lebanese community in Sierra Leone, when delivering the over forty million Leones food items said that their community grieves over the loss of these very important souls in the RSLAF.

  He said as head of the community he will continue to pray for the departed souls for them to have eternity. 

  Responding to the good gesture from the Lebanese community, Deputy Minister of Defense, Colonel (Rtd) Simeon Sheriff, said he appreciates the gesture made by the Lebanese community and promised that those who are the direct beneficiaries will benefit from the donation.

  He assured them that the RSLAF is mindful of their good work over the years that relates to the development of the country.

  The Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant General Brima Sesay, said when the accident occurred there were 81 casualties – 12 of whom are now reported dead: and of that twelve, 8 are soldiers, and four civilians; the rest are responding to treatment.

He also revealed that the burial ceremony for the 12 dead will take place tomorrow Tuesday 9 October 2018.

“Both Muslim and Christian prayers will be offered for them,” he said.


on 10 October 2018