MONROVIA: The United Bassa Organizations in the Americas (UNIBOA) has donated assortment of items to four institutions in Liberia as their contribution to the fight against COVID-19.
According to a press release from UNIBOA, the Chairman of the Homer Affairs Committee of UNIBOA based in Liberia, Mr. Benedict Roberts recounted the individual role of the benefitting institutions in the fight against the COVID-19 in the midst of meager resources, and emphasized that indeed it was his organization (UNIBOA)’s way of identifying with them in these trying times.
In separate remarks, heads of those entities that benefitted from the gesture praised UNIBOA for the donations and emphasized how the donated items will go a long way in helping their cause, and promised to use said items for the intended purposes for which they were donated.
Organizations that benefitted from the donation included the C.H. Rennie Hospital in Margibi County, the Christian Association of the Blind (CAB) in Montserrado County, the Government Hospital in Grand Bassa County and the St. Francis Hospital and the Maternal Waiting Home in River Cess County respectively.
The items donated included 170 bags of rice and 275 face masks as well as assorted latex medical gloves. This gesture was made possible by the Board of Directors of UNIBOA headed by its Chairman Mr. Emmanuel Smith through the effort of the National Leadership headed by the President Mr. Ishmael Johnson.
UNIBOA is 501(c) Non-For-Profit Organization based in the US, and it is the amalgamation of the 4 Bassa-Speaking Counties in Liberia, comprising of Montserrado, Margibi, Grand Bassa and River Cess Counties respectively, which is also represented across the 50 states of the US. It was established in the 1970s to advocate and mobilize resources for the livelihoods of underprivileged and less fortunate members of the Bassa tribe.
Since its inception, UNIBOA has catered and continue to provide for the educational, health, and material needs for both non-Bassa Citizens and Citizens of Bassa decent.
Thus, representing the Home Affairs Committee were Mr. Benedict D. Roberts, Chairman, Mr. James M. Tokpawhiea, Member, Mr. James B. Chelly, Member and Mr. Daniel Gayou, Member. The Home Affairs is responsible to plan, coordinate, implement and report on all projects, programs and activities of the UNIBOA National at the local level.
However, for this program the Committee was charged with the responsibility to follow up with representatives of beneficiaries and ensure delivery of COVID materials/items as well as making presentation on behalf of UNIBOA, etc.
PICTORIALS OF VISIT TO CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF THE BLIND MONTSERRADO