NEWS & EVENTS
The Kono District Development Association (KDDA) UK is organising a welcome reception for
Honourable Tamba Opel Sam Sumana, Siera Leone's Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Gender & Children's Affairs. Hon. Sam Sumana, a former Chairman of the KDDA, will be addressing the Kono Community in the United Kingdom.
KDDA UK Appeal (Tues. 10th Oct. 2017)
Medicines Shipment To Freetown
On Tuesday 10th October 2017, in Hemel Hempstead, 28 donated medicine packs were loaded for shipment to Freetown, Sierra Leone for all 14 Chiefdoms in Kono District plus an extra 2 boxes for Koidu Government Hospital. We are appealing to you to provide financial support for the shipment cost to Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Any financial donation must be paid into the KDDA UK Barclays bank account with reference Medsshipment:
Payment Details (UK):
Bank: KDDA UK Barclays
Account Num: 30723150
Sort Code: 20-49-81
Payment Details (International):
IBAN: GB37 BARC 2049 8130 7231 50
(KDDA UK Charity registration number: 1160673)
For more details please contact:
Mr. Ahmed Sulaiman Bah on +447456809785 or
Mrs. Nganga Elizabeth Tondoneh on +447956065293
Thank you in advance for your support.
Public Sensitisation of KDDA UK Draft Policies
Please send us your views and comments on the documents/draft policies linked below. Your views and engagement are important to us to make KDDA UK a better, positive and open organisation. You are our best resource when it comes to creating, tweaking and expanding our Organisation to be a leading charity within our community and in the diaspora.
Thanks for your continued support and please cascade the news to members.
KDDA UK Bereavement
and Funeral Policy 2017
KDDA UK Draft
Child Protection Policy 2017
** Press Release (19th April 2017) **
709.41 Carats Diamond Found In Kono District
Read The Full Letter (PDF)
Bridging The Gap - Salone Embassy, UK
(Monday 20th March 2017)
A strong delegation of KDDA UK officials made a courtesy visit to the Sierra Leone High Commission in London on Monday 20th March 2017. The delegation included the KDDA UK Chairman Mr. Aiah Bondowa Tondoneh, the KDDA UK Secretary Mr. Aiah Yornie Sodengbe, the Assistant Secretary Mr. Samuel Foyoh, the Assistant Treasurer Mrs. Elizabeth Nganga Tondoneh, and the Assistant Community Welfare & Outreach Officer Mr. Denis Turner.
Sierra Leone Independence Day - Dinner & Dance
(Friday 28th April 2017)
John Anderson from Cranfield Trust is the only Consultant for Kono District Development Association, United Kingdom (KDDA UK). KDDA UK will not be held responsible for any other person or organisation, falsely claiming to be a consultant on behalf of KDDA UK.
KDDA Logo Samples (Help Us Choose)
As part of the transformation going through our charity Kono District Development Association United Kingdom. It was proposed to have a professional logo that portrays the Charity's motto and values.
Above are 2 samples of the new proposed KDDA UK Logos designed by Tbuoy designs; we are asking you our members, friends, and well wishers to help select one from option 1 and option 2; Which design do you think would reflect the KDDA UK motto, values and aspirations, bearing in mind that the association was recently accredited a full charity status. Other designs and comments are welcome for consideration.
Please forward your comments and recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org or on KDDA UK WhatsApp forum as soon as possible.
KDDA UK EXECUTIVE ELECTIONS RESULT 2016
The result for the Kono District Development Association (KDDA) United Kingdom Executive Elections held on Saturday 1st October 2016 and certified by the KDDA UK Electoral Commissioners are as follows:
Chairperson: Mr. Aiah Bondowa Tondoneh Assistant Chairperson: Mrs. Aminata Bondu Gborie Secretary: Mr. Aiah Yornie Sodengbe Treasurer: Mr. Ahmadu Sulaiman Bah Assistant Treasurer: Mrs. Elizabeth Nganga Tondoneh Social, Event and Publicity Officer: Mr. Tamba Theophilus Gborie Assistant Social, Event and Publicity Assistant: Mrs. Mariama Mafinda Assistant, Social, Event and Publicity Officer: Mr. Tamba Sinah Community, Welfare and Outreach Officer: Mr. David Sahr Moiforay Programme Coordination Officer: Mr. Sahr Adimoinjae Mafinda Assistant Programme Coordination Officer: Mr. Sahr Changati Kamanda
All elected Executive Officers confirmed their willingness to serve as Executives in the KDDA UK Charity. Other vacant Executive positions will be filled in strict regulations accordance to Section 14(M) of the 2015 KDDA UK Bylaws irrespectively.
Mr. David Dingiswayo Nyandemo, Chairman,
KDDA UK Electoral Commission Dr. Sahr M'gbembo Kondeh, Secretary, Electoral Commission Mr. Komba Kellie, Electoral Commissioner Mr. David Aya Lamina, Legal Consultant
Press Release (Dated: 20th April 2016)
The Kono Diaspora Letter To President Koroma (Dated: 5th March 2016)
Kono Leaders In The Diaspora Speak Out Against Violence In Kono District
18th December 2015
We, the undersigned leaders of Kono organizations in the Diaspora strongly condemn current acts of intimidation and violence in relation to the Constituency 025 Bye-Elections scheduled for Saturday, December 19th in Kono District. In particular, we call the public's immediate attention to the alleged arrests of family members of the opposition party candidate, Sahr Gbondo, as well as the alleged illegal search of his compound yesterday morning. Mr. Gbondo is currently in an undisclosed location within Kono and has expressed fear for his life as well as the safety of his family and supporters.
We have also received information of the alleged "taking in for questioning" of Jonathan Leigh, the editor of the daily Independent Observer, concerning a front page report of the said violence in Kono over the past several days, which included several reported casualties and alleged vandalizing of private and public property.
These alleged activities of intimidation and harassment come on the heel of the appointed Vice President's controversial address to the people of Kono in Gorama Chiefdom last week. In his speech, Hon. Foh asserted that Kono people must vote for the APC party if they wish to receive development in their region. We view this assertion and other disturbing remarks in Hon. Foh's speech as a gross debasement of the people of Kono and an attempt to coerce votes through open blackmail. A formal complaint and press release concerning this blatant flouting of the democratic rights of the people of Kono will be issued in due time.
We ask President Koroma's administration for an immediate investigation of reports of harassment and intimidation of ordinary citizens exercising their constitutional rights to vote in Kono as well as alleged infringement of the rights to free speech and freedom of the press. We ask for public assurance of free and fair elections tomorrow Saturday, December 19th for the people of Sewafe and Gorama to decide their own fate.
Dr. Kai Ngegba, Chair, Kono District Development Association UK
Dr. Fuambai S. Ahmadu, President, Kono Union USA Inc.
Mr. Aiah Fanday, Chair, Kono District Global Organization
Madame Fatima Wahab, President, Kono Diamond Women's Organization
KDDA Bags An International Award (28th March 2015)
The Kono District Development Association (KDDA) UK is proud to inform you that our organisation was awarded a Prestigious award at the Kono Union Ball held in Maryland, USA on Saturday 28th March 2015. As a result of our devoted service, KDDA was voted and presented with the ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR AWARD. We had a strong representation in the person of Dr. Mohamed Dauda, who received the award on our behalf from the industrious President of Kono Union USA - Dr. Fuambai Sia Ahmadu.
In his acceptance speech, Dr. Mohamed Dauda expressed our delight and appreciation for such an important recognition from one of the vibrant and progressive Kono organisations in the Diaspora. He thanked all those who made this possible and affirmed our desire to improve the bilateral relationship between our organisations, and stressed that the KDDA Chairman Dr. Kai Ngegba is determined to move this special relationship to another level.
Below are two images; an image of the KDDA award and second, Dr. Mohamed Dauda in his immaculate formal traditional Kono attire, proudly showing our award.
Our special thanks to Dr. Mohamed Dauda, the Kono Union USA members and all those who graced this elegant occasion.
Joint Statement From KDDA (UK)
Kono Union (USA), KDGO & KONSU
(14th March 2015)
Please read the joint statement below, from the Kono District Development Association (KDDA) United Kingdom, Kono Union USA, Kono District Global Organisation (KDGO), and the Kono Students Union (KONSU):
Download PDF Version
Thanks for your continued support.
Koidu City Mayor's New Year Message (2015)
Please see below, His Worship Mayor Lamina's New Year's Message, for your attention:
Read The Full New Year Message
Wishing you a Prosperous 2015 and thanks for your continued support over the years.
KDDA & KU Press Release (10th Nov 2014)
Download PDF Version
From Saa Emerson Lamina, Mayor,
Koidu New Sembehun City Council
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KDDA Ebola Emergency Fund (KEEF)
Following the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the Kono District Development Association (KDDA) Ebola Emergency Fund has been set up to help our people in Kono District and Sierra Leone at large. KDDA has provided an opening set up Fund of six hundred pounds (£600.00). We are appealing for donations in this time of dire need.
Ebola is a viral illness that has killed nearly one thousand people in West Africa. The epidemic has mainly affected Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, but has spread to other countries, and has been declared an international public health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Our coordinated response is vital to prevent and stop the spread of this vicious virus. The situation is serious, our health care system has been overwhelmed and we need to act now.
All donations should be addressed to KDDA and paid into the KDDA account:
Account Number: 30723150
Sort Code: 204981
Donations should be referenced with the name of payee and KEEF. Please direct further enquiries to our Coordinators for this Fund:
Mr. Aiah Bondowa Tondoneh via T+447961726773 or email@example.com
Mrs. Sia Evelyn Nyandemo via T+447956311757 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Your donations will be used to help with preventive measures and support our people in Kono District and Sierra Leoneans affected by this dreadful virus.
Together we are stronger and please help if you can.
Thanks for your continued support.