By: King BrownGrand Bass County Correspondent
Buchanan, Grand Bassa County- Following a one-day meeting with community dwellers and stakeholders, the World Food Programme (WFP) has announced that it is set to distribute the long-awaited COVID-19 stimulus package to about 24,742 vulnerable households in Grand Bassa County.
The meeting was organized by the WFP with the aim of collaborating with citizens in distributing the food in the county.
WFP’s head of support services, Aaron Sleh, disclosed that each selected household in Bassa is expected to receive 50kg of rice, 10kg of beans and 5 liters of oil.
In the meeting, residents from a cross-section of Bassa pointed out that the food distribution should be void of politics and be equally distributed to every targeted individual, urging the committee to conduct the vetting rightly in identifying vulnerable people.
At the end of the one-day engagement meeting, the Chairman of the Bassa Legislative Caucus, Representative Thomas Goshua told journalists that the food distribution process will begin very soon, but was not specific with the kickoff date for the distribution process.
“I cannot mention exactly when the distribution process will begin because WFP representative did not mention a set date but said the process is expected to begin in Grand Bassa County next week Monday,” Rep. Goshua said.
Rep. Goshua said the WFP will work closely with the Civil Society, religious institutions, City Mayors, Local Commissioners, and government officials in gathering information to identify the most vulnerable people in the communities.
“We are calling on every resident to cooperate with the team during the vetting process. I am so glad that the decision was not made by political actors as to how the stimulus package should be distributed but rather the citizen themselves,” he said.