In a statement during the launch of the program, First Lady Weah told the elderly, who turned out at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville City, outside Monrovia to receive their packed food ration, despite the heavy down pour of rain that the initiative would continue regularly on the last Thursday of each month.
According to the Liberian First Lady, the move was prompted by her passion for caring for the elderly. She recalled that as a young girl, she grew up loving to care for elderly people. She added that though the rations distributed among them may sustain them for a month, it was an important initial gesture to express her concern for them.
For us, we are elated by First Lady Weah’s Monthly Feeding Program, which we consider as a brilliant inventiveness and must be embraced by all.
Frankly, reaching out to the elderly, including persons with the visually impaired and physically challenged, many of whom, are badly in need, is laudable.
In this vein, we encourage others, including people of goodwill to also think about the elderly-showing them care and concern will give them more hope in life.
To this end, we again hail the First Lady for her far-sightedness and concern for elderly and encourage her to keep up this human driven initiative for the betterment of the country.