The Association of Shipping Line Representatives in Liberia has donated eight empty containers as a boost towards the Vice President, Jewel Howard-Taylor’s, effort to construct a safe-home for the protection of survivors of sexual gender based violence (SGBV) in the country.
All four members of the Shipping Lines Association which include MAERSK, CMA CGM, MSC and BOLLORE donated two containers each which will be professionally modified and designed as shelters to accommodate young females who are survivors of SGBV while they are being provided specialized care at a facility.
According to a press release from the office of the Vice President, at the brief turning over ceremony took place at the weekend at the APM Terminal Office, in the Freeport of Monrovia the Association assured its fullest support to the project while the eight containers have already been delivered to the office of the Vice President against the payment of all potential charges including customs, clearance, duty, terminal handling, storage and transportation.
The Chief of Office Staff to the Vice President’s office, George T. Nimely, receiving the documents of the donation, thanked the Association for promptly responding to a request by the Vice President on the safe-home project for SGBV survivors in Liberia.
VP Howard-Taylor who vowed to join forces with others to put an end to rape, describing it as inhumane and unlawful, has been advancing several points including seeking an amendment to the Rape Law and increasing the penalties therein.