By Abraham Kollie (Correspondent)
KAKATA, Liberia- The Margibi branch of the Liberia Christian Association of the Blind Inc. (CAB) has alarmed over the lack of support amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Secretary General of the group, J. Moses Kpaklah told our correspondent on Monday June 29, that the group is not getting the needed support to cater for its hundreds members.
Mr. Kpaklah outlined many challenges that they are faced with, ranging from the lack of safe drinking water, the lack of empowerment, the lack of access to education, employment, good health, and electricity among others.
He also narrated that a significant number of members of the group live on handouts, meaning that they go out in the street asking other humanitarian and petit-traders for little money to get their daily bread.
“Many of our friends go to bed without food and others from across the county keep calling and asking, ‘what’s going on to the office?’ Their hope at the office here is so high and we cannot able to just respond to some their calls, because new don’t have anything here. We really need help from the government,” Mr. Kpaklah explained.
Kpaklah added that the group had previously received assistance from some humanitarian organisations, but find it difficult to share the little with its many members that cut across the five electoral districts of Margibi County.
The visually impaired group therefore wants the government, humanitarian organisations and well-meaning individuals to assist them in providing basic necessities.