Social Worker Appeal To Gov’t…As Gospel Group Presents Items
A social worker is appealing to government to provide allotment in the national budget for the less privilege in the country.
Madam Comfort Doe, proprietor of the Home for the Orphanage, Abandoned and Deaf Children in Gardnersville said 90 percent of orphanage and abandoned institutions have fallen apart due to the lack of funds to up-keep those establishments thereby making life unbearable for the less fortunate in every sector of Liberia.
Madam Doe lamented that since the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease, institutions catering for less fortunate individuals have been abandoned, a situation she said led to the death of hundreds of disable people across the country.
She made the appeal over the weekend when a gospel ministry, comprising some employees of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning presented assorted relief items to her institution.
Madam Doe indicated that except for the organizations and some Nigerians, her institution has not benefited from any humanitarian assistance.
She expressed gratitude to the members of the gospel for the gesture.
Presenting the items on behalf of the organization, Rev. Samuel Banks said the gesture was intended to share with the less fortunate people and reach the gospel to every individual regardless of their status in society.
Rev .Banks who put the cost of the items to L$50,000, said the funds were generated through voluntary contributions by some employees of the Ministry. Some of the items presented included bags of rice, argo oil, sugar, farina .
He used the occasion to thank employees of the ministry for their contributions which he emphasized has enabled the group to reach out to people living in difficult circumstances.
Earlier, the Chairman of the gospel ministry, Mr. Daniel Weah commended Madam Doe for her relentless efforts in providing humanitarian care for the less fortunate people despite the prevailing difficult situation in the country. Contributed by Joe Watson
Relief items presented to the family of the home for orphanage, abandoned and deaf children in Gardnersville by the gospel ministry, comprising some employees of the finance and development planning ministry.