Liberia: ANC Identifies With Fire Victims in Wroto Town & King Gray


Monrovia – The Social Welfare Department of the opposition political party, the Alternative National Congress (ANC), on Thursday, October 24, 2019, donated rice, clothes and bags to fire victims in two communities across Montserrado County.

The causes of the fires that damaged two homes in King Gray in Paynesville City, outside Monrovia and New Worto Town in Congotown early October, have not been established.

The fire victims in separate remarks, said that when the fire broke out, they had allegedly called the Liberia Fire Service but they failed to turn out thereby making their entire homes to burn and nothing was retrieved from their burnt homes.

Abraham S. Fallah, Acting National Vice chairperson for Operation on Social Welfare Making the donation in King Gray, Abraham Fallah, Acting Vice Chair of the Social Welfare Department said the party followed the heartbroken fire incident from its district coordinator, who had visited victims and reported back to the party. 

Fallah said the party regrets the losses adding: “It is painful for you to wake up one morning and see everything you have worked for is gone down the drain in this challenging economic crisis the country is faced with now.”

Fallah further stated that because Mr. Alexander B. Cummings, the party’s political leader, cares the party had sent them go and identify with them in King Gray.

“We regret the losses. We cannot build those homes but little is much when God is in it, so we have come to identify with you on behalf of ANC because we understand your challenges,” he added.

He urged them to take the little that they had brought to them saying: “Little is much when God is in it.”

Byron A. Clinton, King Gray town chief, expressed gratitude for the party’s donation to the fire victims. Chief Clinton urged the ANC party officials to pay regular visits in his township so as to get acquainted more with the township and its people. 

At the other disaster site in New Wroto town, Madam Frances Quiah, a 51-year-old, whose home was destroyed, too, in the fire, was very happy when the ANC identified with she and her family. In the fire, she sadly lost her granddaughter. 

Ma Frances said since the fire outbreak, there has been no investigation to establish the cause and there has been no help from the government.

She called on the government and humanitarian organizations to come to their aid; adding: “Since the fire happened here, we just here stopping with other people. We come here and spend the day and in the evening, we go find places to sleep.”

She thanked the ANC for identifying with them in such a difficult time in her family life.

At both sites, they presented big polythene bags containing used clothes, ladies handbags, etc and bags of 25-kg rice.