Liberia: Visually Impaired Demand Share of Stimulus Package

Several visually impaired Liberians Thursday stormed the grounds of the ministry of Foreign Affairs demanding President George Weah to provide their share of the COVID-19 stimulus package.

Many of the people living with disabilities live on hand out (begging). With the pandemic it is almost impossible for them to move into the different street corners to beg, a situation that has forced them to assemble at the Foreign Ministry.

The group of visually impaired citizens accompanied by their children at the Foreign Ministry, complained that they are yet to benefit from the government of Liberia COVID-19 food distribution program.

According to them, though other visually impaired institutions have benefited from the government's initiative, they are yet to receive their portion of the food distribution.

They also complained about the slow-peace of the ongoing food distribution process by the government of Liberia.

During the lockdown couple with the State of Emergency in April of this year, a little amount of over a million United States dollars was allotted by the legislators as of means of aiding the vulnerable population with food and non-food supplies. Since then, many of the less privileged citizens are yet to benefit from said gesture by government.

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