The National Farmers Union Network of Liberia yesterday donated several farming products to the National Task Force on Ebola to help support government in the fight against the deadly virus.
The items, donated to the General Services Agency (GSA), included 18 bags of 25Kg rice, 17 bags of potato and over 275 bottles of red oil.
Speaking at the donation ceremony held at the GSA premises, the program officer of the Farmers Union Network of Liberia, Mr. John Alphanso D. Perkins, said the virus has greatly affected the country’s economy and livelihood, and has continued to take away the lives of those they consider as partners in progress.
According to him, since indeed the farmers union is considered as one of the highest producers of food in the country, the union recognizes the importance of joining the fight; indicating that the donation is timely. Because of such donations from many quarters around the country, many are surviving the epidemic.
He explained that the donation was the first of its kind by the Farmers Union Network of Liberia since the outbreak of the epidemic.
Receiving the items from the union on behalf of the National Task Force, GSA Director General, Madam Mary T. Broh, expressed appreciation for the Union’s effort in supporting the fight against the deadly virus.
She stressed the need for farmers to produce and provide more food for those she considered mostly in need as this time.
She promised that the donation will be turned over to the head of the National Task Force, making sure that it is used for the intended purpose.
The former Monrovia City Mayor, now Director General of the GSA, who was seen in a very joyful mood, said the name of the union is going to be locked down in the database of the National Task Force record.