Update: As Liberia Desperately Battles COVID-19, Jeety Trading Corporation Nourishes Monrovia Vulnerable, Foreign Minister Lauds Efforts

The well-organized distribution of cooked food to the vulnerable or ‘Zogos’ as they are affectionately call in Monrovia and its environs  by the Jeety Trading Corporation was a scene to see as hundreds of beneficiaries of the JTC initiative were queued respectively around strategic communities of the City.

The well prepared cooked food with all the nourishing taste by the Jeety Trading Corporation trained dieticians professionally situated in the compound of the Company is delivered daily to feed many of its beneficiaries around Monrovia and its environs in various communities.

As the most vulnerable are been served, the kids were also opportune to be served with a plate of delicious cooked rice which goes alone with all the necessary things that made the food to be more delicious.

The Chief Executive of the JTC was also available to serve, while others staffs of the entity were overwhelmed to form part of this colorful food distribution exercise, officers of the Liberia National Police were also on hand to escort the long convoy of food to the various locations for the distribution.

Inmates at various detention centers around Monrovia were also privileged to receive the kind gesture of the JTC family as plates of food were also distributed amongst them, at the headquarters of the Liberia National Police, the CEO of Jeety Trading Corporation, Upjit S. Sachdeva affectionately call Jeety who is also Honorary Consul General of India to Liberia speared headed the distribution of some of the food items to the police for onward presentation to the inmates.

According to information gathered by the GNN, the food distribution initiative of the JTC is an ongoing exercise which started in 2017 is providing food to hundreds of vulnerable Liberians on the Bushrod Island specifically the children of Via town and Clara town.

Meanwhile the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Liberia, His Excellency Milton Gbehzohngar Findley is pleased over the launch and sustenance of the Public Feeding Initiative being undertaken by the Honorary Consul General of the Republic of India in Liberia, Upjit Singh Sachdeva, commonly known as Jetty, primarily for the less privileged segment of our population.

The Honorary Consul General of India, who himself is a distinguished entrepreneur in Liberia, has a history of excellent partnership and communal cooperation to the national development drive of Liberia. This we believe, is germane to strengthening the already cordial relationship between the people of the Republic of India and the people of the Republic of Liberia.

It can be recalled that over the years, the Honorary Consul General of the Republic of India, has been overly instrumental in ensuring that the Republic of India extends concrete bilateral support to the people of Liberia through several donations, including the number of buses provided the Government of Liberia through the National Transit Authority to enable easy access to public transportation across the country. Moreover, his investment corporation, JETTY Trading Corporation, has led a number of quick interventions through the provision of essential materials to the public since the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19).

It is our expectation that such public feeding initiative will go a long way in meeting the daily nutritional needs of underprivileged Liberians, as we continue to strive not only to combat this momentary pandemic, but also in reducing hunger and poverty in Liberia and across the globe.

As we may well know, ending hunger and poverty is an ambitious goal spewed forth by the Sustainable Development Goals, a global commitment of nations towards achieving a better world.

As a signatory to said commitment, Liberia continues to strive towards attaining said goal; indicative of our demonstrated commitment reflected in the pillars of the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development. All of the pillars of the PAPD are inextricably tied towards the ultimate goal of ending poverty, hopelessness and deprivation which have attended the livelihood of ordinary Liberians for several decades.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hopeful that other friendly partners will emulate the good example of Honorary Consul General of India in Liberia, by reaching out to those in need especially so, in such crisis time when the underprivileged are protocol-bound to stay home which isolate their chances of fending for their daily survival.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.