In an effort to improve and make conducive the sanitary environment at the Monrovia Central Prison, the State Exchange Alumni of Liberia (SEAL) has donated several sanitary items to the Central Prison.
The items include nose masks, hand sanitizers, tissue and several sacs of mineral water.
Making the presentation, the President of SEAL, James Mulbah said the items are intended to create an improved sanitary environment for inmates at the confinement facility.
Mr. Mulbah said during this period of Liberia’s history, it was necessary that inmates at the prison are protected from outbreak of diseases, especially COVID-19.
He urged the authority at the prison to use the items for the safety of the inmates during this health emergency in Liberia.
According to Mr. Mulbah, the donation is just the beginning of several gestures the Monrovia Central Prison will receive including other needy institutions.
Meanwhile, the State Exchange Alumni of Liberia is calling on government to release people who have committed minor offenses with the aim of decongesting the prison.
James noted, if prison facilities remain congested at times such as these, it would endanger the life of inmates and prison staff.
Well, receiving the items, the assistant Director of Prison, Samuel Godoe thanked SEAL for the humanitarian gesture and promised to use it for the purpose intended.
He said the donation by SEAL will go a long way in creating an improved sanitary environment for all.
Mr. Godoe at the same time noted, the prison authority has put in measures to ensure that there is no outbreak at the prison.
He said as part of the measures, visitation at the prison have been restricted, hand washing stations have been established amongst others.
Mr. Godoe, however said, the special message from SEAL concerning the decongestion of the prison will be delivered to the appropriate authority for the considerate action.