19th February 2018
"NGC will Deliver Opportunities for All," Mrs Yumkella Tells Kailahun Residents
By a press release (22/01/18)
Mrs. Philomena Yumkella has assured inhabitants of Kailahun District east of Sierra Leone that the NGC will deliver opportunities for all.
She made this promise to several chiefdoms in Kailahun including Mandu, Jaluahun, Luawa, Kissy Kama, Kissy Teng during a recent tour with her husband and the NGC presidential candidate Dr. Kandeh Yumkella. (Photo: Dr. Yumkella and wife Philomena).
Philomena who hails from Kailahun was speaking in the presence of the NGC running mate Mr. Andrew Keili, who is also an indigene of Kailahun. "There will be equal distribution of opportunities and resources across the country," she noted calling Engineer Andrew Keili 'My Kailahun Brother' amidst applause.
Mrs. Yumkella, together with the leadership and founders of the National Grand Coalition, toured the south-eastern part of the country to introduce their party's Vice Presidential Candidate for the March 7 polls.
Mrs. Yumkella is a daughter of the famous and influential Vandi family of Kailahun. Her Mother Mrs. Nancy Nicholas was a popular business woman from Kailahun who later relocated to Bo where she became Mayor of the City.
She informed her Kailahun relatives how she grew up with her husband Alhaji Dr. Kandeh Yumkella in Bo. "My husband has left a highly respected job in the United Nations to join progressives in Sierra Leone and abroad to change lives, yours and mine as well. Kandeh is here to serve you most diligently," Mrs. Yumkella reassured.
She added that the father of her only daughter is a man who is passionate about changing lives and that is why he has chosen a mining engineer with over thirty years experience working across the world to be his principal assistant.
She said the NGC Presidential Candidate hailed from the north, educated in the south and spent most of his life after university in Freetown before travelling abroad.
"This is why, we should be thankful to the NGC for choosing our eastern brother to serve as Vice President because my husband's government will consider every region," Mrs. Yumkella said.
Welcoming Engineer Keili and entourage to Kailahun Town was the Chairperson of the Kailahun Traders Union. He said Kailahun is a district deprived of development and as a result he said they as traders union appreciate the NGC's message for progressive and inclusive change.
He thanked Dr. Yumkella for appointing their uncle in the region to be his Vice President. "I'm very certain that Dr. Yumkella is the next President, because we are going to challenge the north where he was born to vote for him," he declared.
He informed the Mr. Keili of the constraints they face with flooding, which he said is always causing loses in their businesses. "Please uncle do not forget to address that for us, when you become Vice President," he appealed.