Citizens of Fuamah District, lower Bong County have expressed disappointment in the Chinese company, China Union, for recent donation, by the company terming it as “4-1-9.”
(L-R) Chief Yassoh and items donated
It may be recalled that in response to the Ebola pandemic in the county, China Union on September 9, 2014 donated food and preventive materials to citizens of Bong Mines in Fuamah District, lower Bong County.
Making the donation on behalf of the company, China Union Public Relations Officer, Morris Tate, said the gesture was the management’s way of identifying with the citizens as the county confronts the deadly Ebola Virus. Items donated included 12 preventive Ebola buckets and 10 bags of 25kg bags of rice.
Receiving the items on behalf of the citizens, chief Farta Yassoh, said her people were always disappointed in China Union when it comes to donation and development in the area. Chief Yassoh said since the outbreak of Ebola in the district, this was China Union first time going to the aid of the people of Fuamah, something she described as disappointing.
She described the donation by the company as insufficient, stating that this was not the amount of items that were discussed among the people of Fuamah and China Union. She called on the company to be serious and stop fooling her people.
Meanwhile, PRO Morris Tate said the donation was not intended for the entire district, but was made per request from the clan chief. He said the clan chief requested the company to provide these materials to a few communities to help residents that were quarantined by the Bong County Superintendent, Serena Polson Mappy.