Nimba County electoral district seven Representative Roger Domah is calling on the Liberian Government through the Executive to ensure timely distribution of food to citizens across the country.
Speaking to a team of Legislative Reporters Monday May 18, 2020 at his capitol Building office, the Nimba County lawmaker commended his citizens for the collaborative efforts in fighting the virus, but said there is a need to ensure the provision of food for the people.
The Unity Party stalwart said since the State of Emergency (SOE) and the imposition of 3:00pm curfew which has affected basic economic activities, most of the citizens who sell their farm products for survival are now finding it difficult to cope with the current situations in the country.
The Liberian Government has since postponed the food distribution endorsed by the National Legislature as part of the stimulus package accompanying the SOE.
But speaking to reporters Monday, Representative Domah said the government should be fast in addressing the concerns of the Liberian people.
“The government came out with the proposal and before you make pronouncement, all of the logistics need to be on side with the pronouncement. They were to submit a plan to the legislature for the stimulus package. The people are hungry and the food distribution needs to be on time,” Representative Domah said.
He has distributed anti-coronavirus materials across the district and continually called on his people to adhere to all health protocols. He also wants packages for health workers
Meanwhile, Representative as a pastor of the gospel of Jesus Christ said the decision to reopen churches and mosques was a very difficult decision, but called on worshippers to adhere to all health protocols especially with the increase in the numbers of cases across the country.
“That is a decision that is difficult and with the love of God we want to worship together, but I think we still need to observe the social distancing and all of the health protocols that have been put in place by health authorities. To open church now, serious precautions need to be taken. But in my mind, we needed a few prayer team to go to the church and pray for the nation and its people instead of giving the entire congregation to go because the cases keep growing,” Rep Domah added.