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Prez. Weah to relocate fire victims of 19 families heads

BST/ Jos Garneo Cephas Sr.
President Weah is inspecting the disaster scene.
President Weah is inspecting the disaster scene.

MONROVIA, LIBERIA - President George Manneh Weah has promised to relocate 19 family heads victimized by fire, destroying a 19 -bedroom zinc house in Sinkor Old Road.

Razing fire on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 gutted the 19-bedroom house in the Smythe Road Community of Old Road Sinkor, Monrovia, leaving a partial visually impaired man, James Alexander Zoegar, brunt to ashes and left 52 other victims, including women, children and the elderly, homeless.

The leader expressed his deepest regrets about the fire incident and assured the victims of his Government’s support during their period of distress.

President Weah said: “The gesture is intended to show my care, love and support for the 19 family heads and your dependents and to show government’s commitment to address humanitarian crisis, especially you that are struck by disasters”.

President Weah, was moved by the horrifying story of the victims, visited the Smythe Road Community’s disaster scene Thursday, April 11, 2019 to identify with them.

The Liberian Chief Executive has therefore, ordered the Ministry of State for Presidential Affairs and other relevant government agencies, to work along with the Smyth Road Community leadership to ensure that the victims get immediate temporary shelters.

The President’s gesture comes barely few days after he reached out to dozens of other fire victims at the Popo Beach Community in New Kru Town, Monrovia, where he provided some emergency supplies and promised to rebuild their homes.


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