The race for the Liberian presidency in October is making politicians here to leave no stone unturned, using every available opportunity including their children to get electorate’s attention.
The daughters of presidential hopeful Dr. J. Mills Jones havepresented Christmas and New Year’s gifts to orphanage homes in Sinkorand Chicken Soup Factory on behalf of the Jones Family.
Dr. Wehmah and Miatta Jones, who are resident in the United States,presented 75 bags of rice and 51 gallons of vegetable oil to disabledpersons at the Antoinette Tubman Cheshire Disability Home in Sinkor, Monrovia and the Great CommissionOrphanage Home in Chicken Soup Factory, Gardnersville, respectively as part of effort by the JonesFamily to reach out to the needy during the Festive Seasons.
“We want to present this consignment of rice and vegetable oil to youas you all celebrate the New Year …, these bags of rice and oil willhopefully provide you some support during this holiday season andthanks for accepting us,’’ Dr. Wehmah said on Monday, 2 January whilemaking the first presentation at the Antoinette Tubman Cheshire Homein Sinkor.
The siblings were accompanied by their dad, an aspirant for the presidency during thedistribution exercises in Sinkor and Chicken Soup Factory,respectively.
Dr. Joseph Mills Jones is former executive governor of the Central Bank of Liberia. He is among dozens ofopposition figures seeking to contest the October 10thPresidentialand Representative elections against the governing Unity Party Standard Bearer,incumbent Vice PresidentJoseph NyumahBoakai.
Presenting the second consignment of gifts at the Great Commission Orphanagein Chicken Soup Factory, one of the daughters, Dr. Miatta Jones said the donationwas the Jones Family’s way of identifying with less fortunate Liberians for the festive seasons.
While receiving the gifts, the Antoinette Cheshire Disability Home inSinkor, which carters to children suffering from deformities, complainedof being abandoned by society and stakeholders.
The Home said it has been without electricity, running waterand food for a period of time to cater to the people living in thefacility.
Two officials of the facility said they have beenabandoned and decried serious challenges in buttressing residents’complaints to the Jones Family.
By Ethel A. Tweh-Editing by Jonathan Browne