As Liberians faced serious challenge to get their staple food, rice, due to its scarcity and hiking in price, Montserrado County District #3 aspirant, Patrick Komoyan, has turned a new page in the old peoples’ lives, by supplying them with 100 bags of 25kg rice over the weekend.
The humanitarian gesture that will cover the entire district, started in Wein Town Pipeline with 50 bags of 25kg rice. It targeted 100 old folks whose ages ranged from 60 years and above.
“We are not serving each person per [a] bag of rice but will give each cup of rice,” S. Marker sakpa, media relation of Team Komoyan said, during the ration at Daniel Cheap Junction. “Tuesday, [we] will go Neezoe, and other communities until [we] target all the old people in the district.”
At present, a bag of 25kg rice is sold for LD$5,000 and LD$6,000, and a cup of rice is sold for LD$100. Large families and the downtrodden masses here are victimized and pinned to the ground of starvation and denial, a situation that has compelled every Liberian to take cassava and its products as staple food.
“Hon. Komoyan purchased the 50 bags of 25kg rice to identified with the old people in this hard economic time,” Sarkpa said. “Working people struggling to buy cups of rice to feed their families than what about the old people who are not doing anything but just sitting home.”
But this is not Komoyan first time giving ration to old folks, the recent one equipped his good gesture to seven, according to one of the beneficiaries, who is familiar with Komoyan’s humanitarian plan.
“l thanks my son Patrick for always being there for us. I don’t have rice to cook,” Ma Solomato said. “People [who] get money can’t do what Patrick is doing.”
The donation scene, which was a place of attraction of old folks, whose ages range from 60, 70, 80, and so on, got cups of rice each and went home with smile and joy.
“We thank Patrick very much for the rice; and let God bless him for what he keeps doing for us. Anything he puts his hand on will be blessed,” some of the beneficiaries said, as they walked home with their rice.