The President Pro Tempore of the Liberian Senate and Chairman of the Gbarpolu Legislative Caucus, Armah Jallah, has donated a total of one hundred bags of cement to scores of Liberians whose homes and business centers were recently razed by fire.
Making the presentation on behalf of Pro Temp Armah Jallah and Montserrado County Senator Geraldine Doe Sherif over the weekend, the Chief of Staff to Pro Temp Jallah, Mr Alphanso Perkins, expressed Senator Jallah’s regret over “the situation which has gravely affected a sizeable segment of our society.”
Perkins told the fire victims, whose homes and businesses were located at the corner of Randall and Carey Streets, that although the two lawmakers were fulfilling promises earlier made, “what is of greater concern to them, is that no lives were lost,” asserting that life produces hope and hope produces the spirit and optimism that lead to acquiring assets.
He admonished the victims to continually tap on their resilience and take consolation in the fact that in every situation there will always be a way out and that Allah remains the ultimate solution to all problems such as the one they are now experiencing.
The victims expressed heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to Pro Temp Jallah for his generosity and wished him all that life can proffer for peace, security and happiness.
Among the victims was a former member of the 1980s young, aggressive Fulani Football Club, Mr Mohammed Kabba, whose business center served as a contact point for most sports lovers during the early days of the civil war.
The “Kabba Shop” was later coined as “The Bench,” and later transformed into a social and athletic club with a very strong old timers’ football club.
The likes of James Debbah, current national soccer coach, George Weah (now Senator Weah) and other former local football greats visited whenever the urge to discuss the good old days, or preferably normal days, came upon them.
Meanwhile, there are reports that Senator Weah recently made a handsome contribution to the Randall/Carey Street fire victims.
On Feb. 23 this year, three forex bureaus and several business centers were razed to the ground at the corner of Carey and Randall Streets in Monrovia, destroying goods that owners say were worth thousands of United States dollars. The cause of the fire was said to have been electrical, but it could not be confirmed by the Liberia National Fire Service.