The ongoing food distribution by the Liberian Government, under the National Steering Committee on the COVID-19 Household Food Support Program (COHFSP) is gradually gaining momentum as the number of people being served food rations increases day after day.
As a demonstration of its commitment to ensuring that vulnerable Liberians and most food insecure communities across the country are fed during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the National Steering Committee is doing everything possible to have this national agenda implemented as announced by Government.
According to a release from the Communications Director in the Office of the Chairman of the National Steering Committee on the COVID-19 Food Support Program, Jacob N.B. Parley, the food distribution entered the Slipway Community, on Thursday, June 18, 2020, where more than one thousand households received food rations.
During the process, 217 households were served in Block-A, 310 in Block- B, 390 in Block C, and 405 in Block –D, totaling 1,322 households.
According to the release, the jubilant residents said they were overwhelmed with joy for the fact that President George Manneh Weah was able to fulfill Government’s plan to distribute food to vulnerable Liberians in the wake of the Corona Virus situation in Liberia.
“What is really making us to be happy is that some people were passing around here saying that the Government was not going to give us food, but our President has made us proud today,” remarked some of the residents, mainly women, as they jubilantly took delivery of the food rations.
The Chairman of the National Steering Committee on the COVID-19 Household Food Support Program (COHFSP), Prof. Wilson Tarpeh, said President Weah is determined to always address the plight of the entire citizenry, especially in the wake of the health crisis.
The Liberian Commerce Minister encouraged the public to always abide by all health-related protocols as defeating the Virus remains a national concern.
He said the Government will not be distracted by some of the comments from parts of the Liberian society, regarding the Stimulus Package, adding that members of the Steering Committee and the World Food Program, as well as other partners would continue working together to make the Government’s plan a resounding reality.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of Slipway Community, Mr. Lasana Sarnor, hailed the Liberian Government, through the National Steering Committee for their commitment.
Mr. Sarnor vowed to always create awareness on the danger posed by COVID-19, through constant engagements with residents of the area.