National Charcoal Union of Liberia Embark On Anti-Coronavirus Campaign


MONROVIA – National Charcoal Union of Liberia (NACUL) has embarked on activities aimed at fighting the coronavirus.

The union held sensitization training for leaders of some charcoal network associations on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 in Monrovia and educated them on preventive measures put in place by government and the danger of coronavirus.

In line with protocols by health authorities, there were less than ten participants, and they observed the social distancing. They will also serve as NACUL ambassadors in their various communities and markets to spread the message.

Madam Jacqueline C. Samuels of Women Passion, a non-governmental organization, drilled participants through measures put into place by government and other activities during this period.

Madam Samuels lectured female leaders on how to take care of their family members, especially girl children during this period and how to unite in fighting the pandemic.

The session was interactive with participants sharing knowledge on disaster like the current virus and how to prevent and eradicate it.

In an opening remark, NACUL’s President, Mr. Richard T. A. Dorbor, said coronavirus is fast spreading across the world and people in the charcoal sector are more vulnerable because many Liberians depend on charcoal for energy and others.

Dorbor said there is a rush for charcoal now because it is essential in cooking and other important things during disaster such as the current pandemic.

He urged participants to equally sensitize their families and customers on the virus and how to relax some traditional practices if the spread of the virus must be curtailed.