U.S.-Based Liberian Organization ‘Hits’ China on Coronavirus-Related Action
MONROVIA – A Liberian humanitarian and advocacy group based in the United States of America is speaking out against mistreatment of African Nationals in China.
“Things have gone downhill for African Nationals after five Nigerians tested positive for COVID-19 in China. The government has ordered the quarantine of anyone of African descent for at least 14 days. Many Africans have been evicted from their residential places and banned from establishments,” complained Mr. Henry Keculah, Jr., president of the Liberian Association of Greater Houston (LAGH) on behalf of the group.
The LAGH president’s comments were contained in a written communication shared through the internet.
The subject of the communication is: “Speaking Out About The Mistreatment of African Nationals In China”
According to the communication, LAGH is a non-profit in a U.S. State named Houston since the mid-80’S, with Registration Number “501 (c)(3)”, and has an online link www.laghou.org
LAGH’s current president, Henry Keculah Jr, has been named one of top 16 social entrepreneurs in United States, the Organization’s shared communication states further.
“The deplorable conditions our brothers and sisters are living in will no longer be tolerated,” LAGH’s president added.
He described China’s forced 14-day confinement, coupled with expulsion, of Liberians and other Africans as a “barbaric rhetoric” that should “end immediately.”
Prior to pouring out his feelings on the Chinese Government’s Coronavirus-related action, Mr. Keculah, Jr. had taken the advocacy on “Fox 26 News”, an interview segment of the U.S.-based media institution named Fox News.
“The interview on Fox 26 News went viral cross the United States, and it brought attention to LAGH on advocacy for Liberian immigrants facing deportation in the US,” LAGH’s communication stated further.
In the company of some Executives of LAGH, the president also took the message on The Roast Radio Show HOT FM (107.9), another U.S-based radio station, on April 5, 2020.
“The Liberian Association of Greater Houston used the opportunity on The Roast Radio Show HOT FM (107.9) to provide some cash assistance to economically disadvantaged Liberian immigrants via Money Gram,” said president Henry Keculah, Jr., quoted in the communication.
In the interview with Fox 26 News, anchored by host Isaiah Carey, Mr. Keculah called for the Chinese to end the mistreatment of African’s in China expeditiously.
“COVID-19 did not originate from Africa, and these actions are unethical,” LAGH’s president argued, and called on the President of China, Xi Jinping, to do more to protect African Nationals.
The Liberian Association of Greater Houston is making a plead to all Liberians currently in China to get in contact with LAGH, promising “support during these difficult times.” The Organization can be reached by email: [email protected] or by visiting their website.
The LAGH is concerned about the lives of “many Africans sleeping on the street. We must step up and help our brothers and sisters,” president Henry Keculah, Jr. said.
The Liberian Association of Greater Houston has opened its doors ajar for anyone interested in joining the fight to support Liberians in China, the group’s shared communication announced.
For those who want to make a donation, LAGH has provided the following link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=NAMZW29X9HCUJ&source=url