In the wake of the aftermath of lock-down due to outbreak of COVID-19, the Sierra Leone Embassy in Monrovia on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 donated some assorted food items to vulnerable Sierra Leoneans living in Monrovia, a release from the Embassy has said.
Making the donation on behalf of the Sierra Leone Mission in Liberia and the Ambassador, Eddie S. Massally, the Deputy Ambassador Joseph Hazeley informed beneficiaries that the current leadership at the Sierra Leone Embassy is a demonstration of His Excellency Rrt. Brg. Julius Maada Bio’s ‘New Direction Administration”.
The release quotes Deputy Ambassador Hazeley as telling Sierra Leonean citizens that, the Covid-19 virus has not only devastated world’s Economy, but has also created huge health hazard, adding, COVID-19 is a reality, which has affected not only Liberia but also Sierra Leone.
“The pandemic has threatened the entire health sector of Liberia since its advent, which has put citizens under serious risk thus causing the government to put in place a three weeks lock down to observe the trend of the pandemic, with a focus to curtail and prevent its spread”, Deputy Ambassador Joseph Hazeley is quoted as saying in the Embassy’s release.
Ambassador Hezeley also cautioned his citizens to accept the reality that covid-19 is real, and that it has its presence in Monrovia, Liberia. He however admonished them to observe the health protocols put in place by the Liberian Government.
He urged his citizens to make use of the assorted items which includes rice and other condiments for the most vulnerable sierra Leonean’s residents in Monrovia.
The assorted items, a release from the Press Attaché said, were officially presented to the President of the Sierra Leone Community in Liberia, Madam Isatta Gloria sheriff- Doe and the Embassy staff.
In his concluding statement, the Deputy Ambassador thanked prominent Sierra Leoneans who contributed to the initiative of the Sierra Leone Embassy. The prominent Sierra Leoneans include; Mr. Augustine Allieu, Director SOS Liberia, Mr. Michael Kpange, Plan International Liberia, Mr. Alhaji Idrissa Jalloh, businessman, Madam Christiana Solomon of UN and Mr. Augustine Manso Kamara, Managing Director, NP Liberia Limited.
Receiving the items, the President of the Sierra Leonean Community, Madam Isatta Gloria Sheriff- Doe thanked the Embassy and well-wishers for the donation, and said the donation came at the right time as most sierra Leoneans are struggling to take care of their families at this crucial moment.
Meanwhile, members of the Sierra Leone community in Monrovia have expressed their sincere thanks and appreciation for the gesture from the Embassy.