Renowned businessman and humanitarian, Mr. Upjit Singh Sachdeva who is Chief Executive Officer of Jeety Trading Corporation, a giant dealer in retail and wholesale in software and building materials in Liberia has pledged to restore parboiled water at the facility of the Monrovia Central Prison after the administration of the Bureau of Corrections and Rehabilitation appealed to him.
The Indian business tycoon made the promise yesterday, Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 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.
Jeety, as he is commonly known in Liberia said “We have come to support the effort of the Government of Liberia, not only that we brought hot cooked meals to the inmates but we also brought mattresses, buckets, barrels for the use of the Monrovia Central Prison.” He stated that “When we visited the last time, Commander Lake told us that there was a problem with the supply of water. I commit here today in this public manner that Jeety Trading Corporation will do its best to hire 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.
As he has always done, again, Mr. Sachdeva clarified that his humanitarian initiatives geared towards buttressing the Liberian Government’s efforts which he said focuses on improving the lives of ordinary Liberians are funded by his business, the JEETY Trading Corporation.
He believes that the prisoners are 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 to Liberia also believes that humanitarian work must be for personal initiative but to set an example for others to follow.
The former diplomat used his engagement with the media to call on other business colleagues to follow suit in supporting the effort of the Government in providing needs of the major prison facility in the country.
Receiving the items, Varney Lake, Superintendent of the Monrovia Central Prison, on behalf of the Bureau of Corrections and Rehabilitation, thanked Jeety for the gesture and prayed that God will richly reward him. He noted that the Monrovia Central Prison continues to enjoy the good gesture of Mr. Sachdeva, adding his visitation at the Central Prison has made tremendous impact.
In Spite of all the challenges, Superintendent Lake said Jeety has made his visitation regular. He further expressed his gratitude to the former Indian envoy for his commitment made to restore parboiled water at the facility of the prison.