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Bishop Donyen Gives To Congregation, Others

The Bishop of the Independent Catholic of Liberia (ICCL), Nimely Jacobkly Donyen has given 104 25kg bags of rice to his congregation and the staffers of the Cheerful Givers High School (CGHS) including some other residents.
Speaking prior to the rice distribution over the weekend in the church’s edifice in City View in lower Johnsonville, Montserrado County, Bishop Donyen disclosed that the value of the donation is US$3,950.
He announced that it is the practical demonstration of the Compassion for Life’s continual humanitarian support to the people relative to buttressing the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
He said that the American Humanitarian Group is showing its unflinching commitment to providing essential services to the people of District # 2 at all times recounting that it also provided anti-Ebola materials when the virus was destroying lives in West Africa in 2014.
Meanwhile, he accused some of the 2017 elected officials of government of blocking aids from reaching the underprivileged in the society referencing the safe drinking water project which according to him, the Compassion for Life paid more than US$19,000 for its installation in to communities but said some officials of government deliberately diverted the water to someone who has now commercialized it while the people are left to struggle on a daily basis for safe water.
Speaking further, the clergyman maintained that government does not have the capacity to provide all the needs of its citizens so people with contacts can lobby with reputable institutions and international partners to assist the down-trodden masses in the country by cultivating humanitarian projects which are achievable under its intended goals.
“It is unthinkable for someone to block crucial good-will gestures that have far-reaching impacts on the lives of the poor people all in the name of protecting political interests,” he stressed.
The ICCL Bishop then urged those officials of government to put the interests of their citizens first, especially those who ascended to power on the mandate of the people because according to him, he has written the President, Speaker and others for their intervention but to no avail and noted that the donors are still willing to carry out more community-based projects in Liberia.
Responding to the gesture, the Chief of the Elder Council, James Kamah, expressed thanks and appreciation to the Bishop and partners for what he referred to as their sustained support to the people in the district; retrospecting how they also got similar support during the Ebola outbreak.
Meanwhile, some 2018-2019 alumni of CGHS, mostly comprised of females informed this Paper that they are experiencing serious challenge amidst the poor sanitary condition at the school due to lack of water.
They said that they have had a discussion with Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor on the issue and that she assured them of her intervention but the problem remains unaddressed.
“Government’s perpetual refusal to address the water issue is inhumane and that can be equated to denying the people of essential social services which is causing hardship for the people in the communities.

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