GoL Extols Jeety for Humanitarian Services

By: Stephen G. Fellajuah

The Government of Liberia has commended Indian business tycoon Upjit Singh Sachdeva, Chief Executive Officer of the Jeety Trading Corporation for his enormous support to the Monrovia Central prison over the years and the Liberian populace. Jeety Trading Corporation is a giant dealer in retail and wholesale of hardware and building materials in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

The commendation was contained in the opening remarks by Jarlawah A. Tonpoe, Deputy Minister for Press and Public Affairs during regular press briefing yesterday, Thursday, November 11, 2021 at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) when he made specific mention about the interventions being carried out by the business man who is affectionately called “Jeety” at the Monrovia Central Prison, South Beach which he said is in line of buttressing the efforts of government to ensure the livelihood of the people.

“Jeety as a businessman is currently carrying on technical work at the prison facility, to enable the facility to have running water in the soonest possible time”, he said. Beside the running water, the Deputy Minister disclosed that “Jeety” is also providing daily meals for old folks and disadvantaged youths. This, he said, is a welcoming news and gesture and that the Liberian government must appreciate Mr. Jeety for his humanitarian initiatives.

It can be called that the former Honorary Consul General recently promised to restore pipe borne water at the Monrovia Central Prison when he donated food and non-food items to the prison facility. Items presented include, 100 mattresses, 75 buckets, over 70 empty gallon containers, several cartoons of soft drinks and juices among other things, and served hot cooked meals to over 1, 300 inmates of the Monrovia Central Prison.

At the time, the renowned businessman said his initiative is intended to support the effort of the Government of Liberia, not only that he also served hot cooked meals to the inmates, but also gave them mattresses, buckets, barrels for the use of the Monrovia Central Prison. When his institution last time visited the prison, Commander Lake complained that there was a problem with the supply of water and hearing the plight of the prison, the humanitarian hired the proper people to restore water to the facility of the prison.

“I assure you that before I come next month for the supply of the food the water will be restored because water is life”, he added.

Mr. Sachdeva clarified that his humanitarian initiatives are funded by his business entity, the JEETY Trading Corporation and are gear towards buttressing the efforts of the Liberian Government to improving the lives of ordinary Liberians. He believes that the prisoners at the prison facility to serve their sentences for the crimes they committed, and said while they are serving their terms they should get care and affectionate love.

The former Honorary Consul General of India to Liberia also believes that humanitarian work must be for personal initiative and should set an example for others to follow.

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