LIBERIA: Friends Of Wesay Boosts Covid Fight … Distributes Masks To Marketers, Others

By T. Q. Lula Jaurey

A group under the banner of Friends of Paul Wesay has donated several anti-coronavirus materials to marketers, motorcyclists and others in the Barnesville and Gardnersville communities.

The group on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, distributed the Covid-19 items under the supervision of Mr. Paul Wesay, a Liberian entrepreneur based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Speaking at the ceremony, the National Strategist of the Friends of Paul Wesay, Josiah Greene said there is a need for the pandemic, which has wide spread in the country to be tackled in order to defeat it.

The campaign is intended to help prevent the wide spread of Covid-19 most especially from the people who are selling in the various markets because they are the direct contacts of the pandemic.

Mr. Greene: “We saw this to target various market areas, because we saw it as a need to distribute to marketers; the next ones will be the motorcyclists and car drivers.”

According to him, the Friends of Wesay is an organization that has a vision for the country, be it political, social or non-political to Liberians to see Liberia as a better country.

He called on every Liberian to use the noise masks, hand sanitizers, keep social distancing, take advantage of the vaccine and believe that CoVid-19 is real.

For his part, Victor J. Garnett, FOW’s Chairman said the distribution of the masks is intended to help with the fight against the killer disease that is ravaging the world.

“We targeted market women, students and motorcyclists because in our view, they are the most vulnerable groups,” Mr. Garnett said.

He disclosed that the distribution will run from August 11-21, 2021.

The project is funded by Mr. & Mrs. Paul S. Wesay who are the vision bearers of FOW.

He said the couple said saw the need to identify with Liberians who are the most vulnerable during this COVID period.

Mr. Garnett puts the cost of the donation exercise at over L$500,000.

“I want to extend my thanks and appreciations to Mr. & Mrs. Paul S. Wesay for their moral and financial contributions to this project. I will also use this time to thank all leaders and members of FOW,” Garnett said.

He encouraged the beneficiaries to always make use of the masks in public and abide the government announced health protocols.

On behalf of the beneficiaries, the Assistant Superintendent of Kebbah Market Gibson Garmey appreciated the group for coming to their aid.

In 2004, Paul S. Wesay traveled to Canada on the sponsorship of his aunty in connection with the Faith Lutheran church of Canada, where he pursued his bachelor’s degree in economics at the University of Winnipeg.

He also holds a graduate degree in in business administration with concentration in public administration and minor in Economics from Southern New Hampshire University in the United States of America.

Mr. Wesay has helped several students who were desperately in need of school fees and graduation fees on numerous occasions.

As a lead Pastor of Divine Guidance International Ministries Inc, he sent food items to Liberia and Sierra Leone on many occasions to be distributed free of charge to his fellow Liberians. Most recently, Wesay and his wife along with the Ministry were able to take on the housing responsibility of one Liberian family who was living in a community in Monrovia where when it rains, water would enter the house because the land was a swamp.

When he saw the video that was sent to him by his team, he decided something had to be done and so he and the ministry relocated this family into a 2 bedrooms house.

He and his wife are owners of Paul & Princess Trucking LLC. He is also co-founder and the lead pastor of Divine Guidance International Ministries (an online ministry) headquarter in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States. He was nominated to the national society of leadership and success at Southern New Hampshire University as a student in public administration and economics in the United States of America.

Paul is a successful real estate investor who owns properties in both the United States and his native Liberia. Paul Wesay is well travelled.

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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.

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