Kamakwie

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kamakwie
Kamakwie is located in Sierra Leone
Kamakwie
Kamakwie
Location in Sierra Leone
Coordinates: 9°30′N 12°14′W / 9.500°N 12.233°W / 9.500; -12.233
Country Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone
Province Northern Province
District Bombali District
Chiefdom Sella Limba
Population (2006 estimate)
 • Total 8,098 [1] Leone/02/Kamakwie/
Time zone GMT (UTC-5)

Kamakwie is a small town in Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. The population of the town was over 8,098 in 2006 estimate [2]. The population of Kamakwie is predominantly from the Limba, Temne, and Loko ethnic groups.

Kamakwie was a scene of heavy fighting between Nigerian-lead Ecomog troops and the Revolutionary United Front (RUF); up to 15 people were killed, 90 houses were burned down, and several people had their arms or legs amputated apparently in attacks by the RUF.

Education[edit]

Kamakwie has four primary schools and two secondary schools (Kamakwie Wesleyan Secondary School and Islamic Secondary School).

Hospital[edit]

The local hospital (Kamakwie Wesleyan Hospital) is highly regarded and known all over West Africa.[citation needed]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 9°30′N 12°14′W / 9.500°N 12.233°W / 9.500; -12.233


A charity organization called We Yone Child Foundation-Sierra Leone working in Kamakwie on street children, orphans, women, child trafficking, HIV/AIDS affected children, women, young people and other vulnerable children. They help provide basis needs and supplies, livelihood empowerment skills programs, and shelter in the form of orphanage for homeless children.