Gardnerville — A former secretary general of the University of Liberia's Student Unification Party has identified with several less-fortunate and vulnerable residents of his former community amid the economic challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Country.
John Tamba Nyumah, who is currently residing in the United States was a resident of New Georgia Estate in the township of Gardnesville, said "in such crisis where citizens are asked to stay at home and observe all health protocols, the need for food and other necessities to enhance their livelihood cannot be over-emphasized".
He called on Liberians back home to collaborate with the government of President George Weah in order to collectively combat the "unseen enemy" which he added has inflicted wounds on people around the world.
"If we all just contribute to the fight against this invisible enemy, you can be assured that in the very soonest possible time, our country and its people will again rise among the comity of Nation", Nyumah said via telephone from the US.
Presenting 50 bags of 25kg rice to the five blocks of New Georgia Estate on behalf of Mr. Nyumah, Ms. Antoinette Benson said the donation is the young diaspora Liberian way of identifying with the elderly and the most vulnerable people in his community during this health crisis.
Ms. Benson said the initiative by the US based Liberian is intended to "enable his people who are not currently working due to the coronavirus pandemic to put food on their tables for they and their children".
She also appealed to Liberians to take serious all preventive measures put in place by the Ministry of Health and the National Public Health Institute of Liberia in order to keep safe.
Meanwhile, two eminent block leaders of New Georgia Estate, Dennis Chattah and Rev. James Korboi showered praises on the youthful Liberian for his "far-sightedness".
Speaking on behalf of the community residents, the two community leaders said giving back to the community Nyumah grew-up and went to school will forever be remembered.
They then called on other well-meaning Liberians home and abroad to emulate the example of Nyumah especially during this critical fight against COVID-19.