A Liberian owned catering firm, BAM CATERERS, has launched a 60-day feeding initiative intended for police check-points during the curfew hours in Monrovia.
Madam Barbara Vah Ogunti, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BAM CATERERS, said the gesture is part of her institution’s contribution towards the fight against Ebola and support to the Police during the state emergency period.
“Bam CATERERS take this time to identify with the Liberia National Police (LNP) as they are one of the front-liners in the fight against the Ebola virus. For the next sixty nights BAM CATERERS will provide free doughnuts, eggs, sausages, hot coffee and tea to the various check points around Monrovia,” Madam Ogunti stated
Madam Ogunti lauded and appreciated the efforts of the leadership of the Liberia National Police in the fight against Ebola and noted that the police officers on duty at night need to be supported in the endeavor.
The BAM CATERER executive at the same time called on other Liberian owned businesses to join in the fight by providing additional support to institutions in the frontline of the deadly Ebola virus.
Madam Ogunti disclosed that the initiative will cater for over 70 police officers on each of the nights. “Today we are catering for 150 officers but from now until the end of the sixty days we will be catering for 75 officers per night,” BAM catering boss added.
She called on Liberians to use II Chronicles 7:14 as a prayer point as the country seeks the face of God in the fight against the Ebola virus.
Meanwhile, in welcoming the initiative, the Liberia National Police (LNP) said it will begin enforcing the 6 p.m. restriction on entertainment centers and video clubs across the country.
Police Inspector General, Chris C. Massaquoi, has also issued a stringent warning to operators of video clubs and entertainment centers in and around Monrovia to shut down their businesses by 6 p.m. as they are prepared to operate in the confines of the laws.
According to the LNP Boss, the restraint placed on video clubs and entertainment centers has not been lifted, stressing that the curfew was only adjusted on the movement of people not video clubs and entertainment centers.
Director Massaquoi indicated that the measures are part of Government’s effort to fight against the deadly Ebola virus which has claimed the lives of over 2000 Liberians.
“We will go after all of you who have chosen to violate the restriction. The LNP will not relent in shutting down video clubs and entertainment centers that are in the constant habit of violating measures intended to protect the safety of the state,” Police boss added.
The LNP boss spoke on Saturday, October 4 at the launch of a sixty-day Check-Point Feeding Initiative which has been incepted by a Liberian owned catering firm, BAM CATERERS.
Police Inspector General Massaquoi has commended the leadership and officers of the BAM CATERERS for the initiative. The Police IG indicated that Liberian owned companies must be highly lauded for their immense contributions towards the fight against Ebola. He said such gesture is greatly appreciated as it comes during the time when the LNP is in dire need of such contribution intended to upkeep the LNP’s operations across the city.