23 November 2012

Liberia: Dead Liberian Teacher's Family Appeals to Gov't

Family of the young female Liberian teacher who was recently killed in Ghana is appealing to the Government of Liberia to assist the family transport the body to Liberia. In an exclusive interview yesterday, the family through Benjamin Wollor, younger brother of Rebecca Wollor said the body of their sister has been turned over to the family but the family has no money to transport the remains of the late Rebecca Wollor back to Liberia.

Benjamin said since the body was turned over to the family on Wednesday, the family is finding it very difficult to embalm it due to lack of money. He then called on the Government of Liberia to exert pressure on its Ghanaian counterpart to ensure that the body of their sister be transported to Liberia.

Benjamin said the cost to transport the body is huge; something the family cannot afford. He then called on the public, the civil society organizations in the country, and other humanitarian groups to assist the family bring the body of their daughter to Liberia.

Ben disclosed that an estimated amount of US$8,000 is needed to transport and embalm the body. For any assistance, the family can be contacted on Cell#0776913135 or through the Managing Editor of The INQUIRER, Mr. Philip N. Wesseh on Cell#0886516533.

Meanwhile, Mr. Wollor has called on the Government of Liberia through its various Embassies around the world to put into place systems to protect its citizens in other parts of the world.

Rebecca Wollor was shot dead by a Ghanaian man while on her way home from teaching in the Upper Accra Region, Ada Foah. The man confirmed killing Rebecca but said he meant to kill a bird.

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