Former Liberia Business Association Secretary-General Leads A Campaign to Raise Funds for Families Of Fire Victims


MONROVIA – The Former Secretary-General of the Liberia Business Association, Leelai Kpukuyou has set up a “GoFund Me” account online to raise the amount of Twenty Five Thousand United States Dollars to help families of fire victims in Paynesville.

Madam Kpukuyou said the money will go toward helping those families who are going through this period of bereavement.

“It makes all the difference if all Liberians can contribute and begin to cultivate a culture of internal support system amongst us a people and a Country. And so I just went online and I basically established a GoFund Me account; right there people started reacting”.

Madame Kpukuyou said though no amount of money can replace the lives of the fire victims, it was important to identify with the bereaved families.

The “GoFund Me” has raised One Thousand Two Hundred Ninety-two United States Dollars with that amount expected to exceed and meet its target.

According to her, though the target of the 25,000 US Dollars is ambitious, she is hopeful Liberians home and abroad will see the need to contribute their widow might to reach the targeted goal.

“The GoFund Me account is still opened and people are continuing to contribute but it will require all of us effort to do this. When that money is generated, a small team can come together and see how we will be able to contribute to the families and also to activities that will be able to educate our people on fire safety measures”.

Leelai Kpukuyou is urging Government assign fire trucks to the fifteen Counties of the Country to respond to any threats of fire disaster.

“When things like this happen you think about the whole situation. You ask yourself; is there active fire service in the various Counties? So we need to have fire service trucks, extinguishers and provide education in all fifteen sub political subdivisions of the Country”.

The Former LIBA Secretary General also called for a full-scale public inquiry into the fire incident to know the root cause of the fire.

Meanwhile, the Joint Investigative Team has announced it is conducting an investigation to establish the cause of the fire.

The Investigative Team is comprised of the Liberia National Police and Liberia National Fire Service.