BY Kingston S. Kolleh
In continuation of his unwavering commitment aimed at buttressing the effort of residents in District # 2, Montserrado County relative to the Coronavirus fight, the Bishop of the Independent Catholic Church of Liberia (ICCL), Bishop Nimely Jacbokly Donyen has given 500 additional faucet buckets and tide soap to the communities.
Some of those communities that benefited from the Bishop’s second donation of preventative COVID-19 materials which value more than L$800,000 was funded by the Compassion for Life, an American Non-Governmental Organization; were Mount Barclay; Pepper Wulu Town; Nickley Town; Nimba United; City View and Karnkarn Town Communities among others.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony on the Cheerful Givers High School (CGHS) Campus over the weekend in lower Johnsonville, District # 2, Montserrado County; Bishop Donyen told the enthusiastic recipients that the gesture was intended to boost their COVID-19 fight as they strive to adhere to the health protocols.
He expressed pity for the people, adding that they are facing difficulties due to lack of water, electricity and other requisite social service s but admonished them to be steadfast because God will surely answer their prayers.
The ICCL Clergyman then stressed that there are obstacles that are denying the people of the district those essential social services assuring them that things will get better so they should persevere because after six years their suffering will be over.
“Like Joseph’s story in the Holy Bible who encountered difficulties in parts of his life but God delivered him so you are also going through your turbulent time which will indeed come to pass,” he foreshadowed.
According to him, people who are inspired by God and have the capabilities are prevented from providing safe drinking water for the community dwellers as evident by the strangulation the first water project for the district thus causing the people to continually suffer for water.
“It is a huge disappointment that the pipeline which supplies Monrovia and its suburb passes through our communities but we do not have water here,” he wondered.
He however disclosed that Compassion for Life has recently given more than L$2m to charity in the country pointing out that they will continue to support initiatives that are geared toward addressing the plight of the people.
Responding to the gesture, Chairman Jackson Nyepan/Chairman of the Chairmen Council of the Township of Johnsonville expressed delight to the Clergyman and his partners who he maintained continue to identify with them whenever they are faced with acute problems.
He then vowed that the items will be used for the intended purpose and urged Chairmen of various communities not to personalize those materials but that they should place them in strategic places so that community dwellers can access them and wash their hands as they pass by.
Other personalities who reside in those communities that benefited from the Bishop’s latest humanitarian gesture were women, youth groups as well as some eminent residents. All of them extolled the partnership that is existing between the Bishop and the Compassion for Life describing it as an indelible friendship.