A Montserrado County senatorial aspirant, Christopher Neyor, has prided himself as being the highest donor to the Ebola fight than any other Liberian. Mr. Neyor though recognizing the contributions of Representative Saah Joseph and other generous Liberians, insists that he has made the highest contribution to the ongoing fight.
He made the claim while addressing traders at the famous World Trade Center, a local service center in central Monrovia on Monday, 20 October. Neyor reminded the Association of Liberian Professional Clerks of the huge unemployment associated with the Unity Party-led government. He said for Liberia to move forward, the Government should urgently tackle youth unemployment.
Meanwhile, Mr. Neyor has promised to support renovation works at the center and provide a 40 KVA generator for its operations. He named Montserrado, Bong, Nimba, Lofa and Grand Bassa as some counties that have benefited from his generosity.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the World Trade Center, the President of the group, Trokon Cummings, thanked Neyor for the donation and promised to use items donated for the intended purpose.
Tronkon underlined power shortage as a major impediment affecting the smooth operation of the center. On Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the onset of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, Neyor donated LD$250,000 to health workers when he spoke at program marking the 34th Initiation of First Year Medical Students of the A. M. Dogliotti College of Medicines in Congo Town, outside Monrovia.
His second cash donation was in West Point when he launched a LD1million scholarship fund drive in memory of the late Shaki Kamara, who was shot by soldiers during protest by residents during the quarantine of West Point Township.
The former NOCAL boss also donated LD50,000 to the family of the late Shaki Kamara and family of the second victim of the West Point incident Sackie, who is currently receiving medication in Monrovia. Besides, Neyor has been donating disinfectants like every other Liberian to Ebola hit communities.
He encouraged Liberian youths to push for success in these times of difficulties. It is not clear as to what yardstick used by Neyor to grade himself as the highest contributor to the current Ebola fight, when Robert Sirleaf, son of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has also donated disinfectants to various communities.
Montserrado County Representatives Saah Joseph, Munnah Pelham and Edwin Melvin Snowe have provided ambulance and vehicles for the fight against Ebola in their respective districts. Liberia’s opposition politician Simeon Freeman, recently launched a LD5 Million package for children made orphans after their parents succumbed to the virus.