As part of her initiative, the Office of the First Lady on Sunday, July 19, 2020 visited three churches in Monrovia and Paynesville to donate over 3,000 facial masks to worshippers.
The churches visited included: The St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Monrovia, Winners’ Chapel-Liberia in Congo Town on the outskirt of Monrovia and the St. Kizito Catholic Church in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.
Speaking during the separate donations, the Chief of Office Staff of the First Lady, Madam Gaelle Mediem, on behalf of the First Lady, called on the religious community to continue adhere strictly to all health protocols in a bid to avoid the disease.
She said as part of the measure to stop the disease, members of the religious community must do constant hands washing, wearing of masks and ensure social distancing.
“I have come here to let you know that Covid-19 is real but can be prevented when we adhere to all the health protocols laid down by the Health Ministry,” she stated.
She noted that the donation is part of the First Lady’s ongoing efforts in support of the fight to curb the spread of covid19 and end the pandemic.
“The First Lady, Mrs. Weah is extremely concerned about the increasing cases of covid19 in the country, and in order to help, it is the responsibility of all of us to help flatten the curve of the corona virus pandemic,” Mediem indicated.
Similarly, COS Meidem also urged members of the church, through their leaders, to join the fight against all forms of sexual and gender based violence.
She observed that since the outbreak, the act has grown to an alarming proportion, and as such, there is a need for all hands on deck.
For their part, Rev. Fr. Ambrose D. Kroma of the St. Kizito Parish, Rev. Kenety Gee and of the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and Pastor Clarence Fredricksof Winners’ Chapel lauded the First Lady for reaching out.