Diaspora Liberian Association of Bomi County Distributes Food, Identify With Vulnerable Communities
Tubmanburg – The National Bomi Citizens Association in the Americas, a conglomeration of a cross-section of citizens hailing from the county currently residing in the Americas, has pledged its unflinching support and commitment to galvanizing financial and material resources to urgently intervene in providing hope to the most vulnerable population in the county.
The project, which is headed by former University of Liberia Student Union President, Joe Wilson is dubbed: Bomi Diaspora Special Taskforce on COVID-19.
It was through the instrumentality of Mr. Wilson and his committee that funds were mobilized from diaspora Bomi citizens for the implementation of the project back in the county.
The Association President, Murphy Gibson, said he was delighted that the National Bomi Citizens Association in the Americas COVID-19 Taskforce would implement such a timely job.
“Our people are suffering especially during this global coronavirus pandemic as such the sons and daughters of the county will do everything possible to improve their welfare through the provision of quality health care delivery, better learning environment for school-going kids as well as providing life skill opportunities for all,” Amb. Gibson said via cellphone from Pennsylvania, USA.
According to the Association’s President, the procurement of over 150 bags of rice for the most challenged population in the county, which include people living with disabilities and the elderly, during this period of coronavirus outbreak is a clear indication that the county remains a top priority at the level of the Association in the Americas.
Mr. Murphy Gibson intimated that if the statistics conducted some years back that indicated that Bomi is the poorest county in Liberia must be changed as the fastest growing and developing county, both citizens in the diaspora and at home must work collectively to push the agenda of the county at the local and national levels.
Speaking to FrontPageAfrica when he led a team to distribute rice to cross-section of citizens in Tubmanburg and adjacent towns and villages, a representative of the US based Association, Charles Konneh, said the donation is a way of ensuring that people follow all preventive measures against the spread of the virus.
Konneh told beneficiaries, which included the county’s chapter of the Group of 77s, Christian Association of the Blind and old folks, that the Association will always stand with them in time of difficulties, adding that the donation of the rice was not the first of its kind initiated by the Association.
He recounted the intervention by the Association to the Liberian Government Referral Hospital in Trumansburg through the provision of fuel for the generator to keep saving lives in the Western region.
Meanwhile, members of community of people living with disabilities have extolled the US based association for identifying with them.
The group of people with disabilities and virtually impaired citizens said while they appreciate the rice donation, they, however, called on the Association to initiate skill training program so that they would be self-sufficient.
Several hard-to-reach towns and villages with public health facility in Bomi County benefited from the rice donation as the consignment of food supplies were transported on motorbikes to the beneficiaries.
Some of the towns and villages are Beafinie, Behsao, Gaya Hill, Sackie Town, Yomo Town, Gohnzippo, Goghen Malema, Golodee, Jenneh #3, Beh Town and Daigweh Town.
Others are Suehn Town, Mobah Town, Mecca, Sass Town, Beajolo, Fefeh Town, Zordee and Bonjeh among others.