By Antoinette Sendolo
A Liberian company, Alisa Group of Companies, recently donated several anti-Ebola items to the Monrovia Central Prison as part of efforts to combat the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the country.
Items donated by Alisa Group of Companies are twenty bags of 25kg rice, several cartons of Clora, and soap amongst other assorted items valued about four thousand United States dollars.
The donation which was done by the CEO of Alisa Group of Companies, Mr. George Miller, is intended to buttress government’s effort in the fight against the Ebola virus which has claimed the lives of many people.
Speaking during the donation, Mr. Miller noted that the donation was a part of the company’s corporate social responsibility and a means of giving back to the country.
He said in order for the Ebola virus to be eradicated from Liberia, every Liberian needs to participate in the fight noting that his company is willing to contribute as long as the fight continues.
According to the CEO, Alisa Group of Companies believes in working with those he described as the less fortunate adding that the donation was the company’s way of identifying with the prisoners in order to make them understand that there are people who still care about them despite their location.
He disclosed that the company will extend her humanitarian hands to other parts of the country adding that there are lots of less fortunate people who need to be reached.
He however called on the government of Liberia to prioritize Liberian-owned companies when it comes to awarding contracts stressing that Liberia belongs to Liberians and as such they should be given the opportunity as Liberians.
Mr. Miller noted that if Liberian-owned businesses and companies are empowered through contracts they will be able to give back to the country something which he said will help improve the country’s economy.
Meanwhile, the Superintendent Adana Paye and other authorities at the Monrovia Central Prison lauded Alisa Group of Companies for her thoughtfulness assuring that the items will be used for its intended purpose.