As Liberia observe its three weeks of the State of Emergency announced by the President His Excellency Dr. George Mannah Weah, the State Exchange Alumni of Liberia and its Executives has donated PPEs and some assorted materials to the Monrovia Central Prison.
The donation which was made on Thursday, April 16, 2020, is in support of the government’s fight in curtailing the spread of the Coronavirus disease in Liberia.
The items donated include 480 pieces of tissues, hundreds of sacks of water, 100 bottles of locally made hand sanitizers, and 250 pieces locally made noise masks produced by the Liberia National Tailor Union among many others.
Making the donation, SEAL president Mr. James Mulbah said, it is the alumni way of identifying with the inmates. And that the donation was done on behalf of all US Exchange Alumni of Liberia.
He further said Network members of the institution (SEAL) have decided to donate especially to the Monrovia Central Prison in order to support the Prison authority in seeking the welfare of inmates as the nation continues its fight against the Corona Virus Disease.
“We believe in such time like this inmate becomes vulnerable as a result of the poor structures of our prison cells in the country. This is why it is very prudent to always remember them, especially during such pandemic. So, we want to use this time to call on all Civil Society Organizations to identify with our brothers and sisters languishing in prison.”
However, receiving the items on behalf of the Monrovia Central Prison, Mr. Samuel W.Godoe Assistant Director of Prison for Operation and Bureau of Correction and Rehabilitation, acknowledged the effort of SEAL. He thanked the team for remembering the prisoners in such time like this and promised that the items donated will be used for its intended purpose.
“I am glad today, and I am very moved by your work as an institution. Your coming here has encouraged and motivated us. Let me inform you that most of our brothers and sisters in prison are very gifted with technical skills. In fact, they can help fix some of the items for protection, so, we are also encouraging others to bring in materials.” He added.
SEAL is a network of professionals who have benefited from the United States Government-funded exchange Programs. Some of the programs include the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Fulbright Program, International Visitors Program, Community Solution, and the YALI RLC.
By Musu W. Davis
YALI TV Correspondent Liberia