By Antoinette Sendolo
As part of efforts to eradicate the spread of the deadly Ebola virus which has claimed the lives of several people and leaving many others affected in Liberia, the Monrovia Breweries Incorporated (MBI) commonly known as Beer factory has donated about three thousand buckets, an amount of L$100,000, along with Ebola educative materials to the people of the Borough of New Kru Town, Duala and other communities and its customers.
The donation which was made over the weekend was done as part of the company’s cooperate social responsibilities.
Speaking on behalf of the Monrovia Breweries Incorporated and the General Commercial Manager, Mr. Nelson Oniyama, the Marketing and Customer Relations Manager Thelma Dennis said the donation is intended to buttress the government of Liberia’s effort in fighting the deadly Ebola virus.
She noted that the company’s involvement is not politically motivated but rather a way of identifying with the people of Liberia during this critical period where the issue of the deadly Ebola virus has become a National Embarrassment.
The marketing and Customer Relations Manager asserted that in order for Liberia to win the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, the situation should be seen as everyone’s problem and not a government’s problem.
She disclosed that the company initially distributed over one thousand buckets including chlorides to several communities and is expected to continue its distribution in some counties specifically Grand Bassa and Nimba disclosing that the recent donation in New Kru Town and other communities worth over Forty thousand United States dollars.
Madam Dennis however noted that her company is in support of any decision made by the government of Liberia in ensuring that the deadly Ebola virus is eradicated adding that the donation was made possible through the tireless efforts of the Monrovia Breweries’ Incorporated General Commercial Manager, Mr. Nelson Oniyama.
Meanwhile, Thelma Dennis has called on every Liberian to take the Ebola issue seriously in order to protect them noting that the purpose of the buckets is for people to continuously wash their hands to ensure that they are saved from the virus.