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Neyor leads campaign for West Point victims

The President and CEO of Morweh Energy Group, Inc. Dr. Christopher Neyor, has vowed to take the lead in getting the West Point shooting victim, Titus Nuaha out of Liberia for advanced medical   treatment abroad.

Neyor, a senatorial aspirant, said he doesn’t want Titus Nuaha to die like little Shakie Kamara, another victim of the shooting incident in the same community before rendering help. Both Titus Nuaha and Shakie Kamara were shot on August 20, 2014 in West Point Township during a riot between Liberian security forces and residents of the community.

During a visit to West Point on Tuesday, 9 September, Neyor established a “Shakie Kamara Memorial Scholarship Fund” with a LD$1 million donation. He said, launching the scholarship was a way of contributing to a new direction to rescue the children of the slum township from illiteracy.

Speaking at the launch, he said West Point has been hit hardest in the ravaging war against the deadly Ebola epidemic. He said one of the casualties of the West Point quarantine exercise was the untimely death of a teenager, Shakie Kamara, who was not even yet of voting age.

He described the late Shakie Kamara as a young man who had gone on an errand like most children of his age, but was caught in the standoff between protesting residents and armed soldiers, who discharged live weapons. Neyor told the people of West Point sorry for the trauma they have been going through during their quarantine period.

“We have come to identify with West Point in the fight against the Ebola virus that is taking a toll on our land. We have come to stand by West Point during this moment of pain and reflection from your quarantine ordeal. “

“We have come to mourn with West Point for the loss of a youth who had all the possibilities of life before him. We have come to memorialize and immortalize Shakie Kamara,” he said, and added: “We have also come to stand with the family of Titus Nauha, another victim of that devastating shootout who is fighting for his life.”

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Neyor, who is aspiring for the senatorial seat of Montserrado County, said both the late Shakie Kamara and Titus Nauha represent the plight of the young children in slum communities and rural villages, who are the future but for whom little is done to prepare them for that future.

Also speaking at the program, Liberia’s Cultural Ambassador Juli Endee, Executive Director of the Crusaders for Peace, presented a check for LD$50,000.00 to assist with the medical cost for Titus Nuaha. Mrs. Christopher Neyor also presented additional LD$20,000.00 for urgent medical expenses on behalf of her family and pledged to work with the family to get the wounded young man out of Liberia if necessary to save his life.

In attendance were the families of the Shakie Kamara, and Titus Nuaha, the other teenager, who took a bullet in his stomach and is now fighting for his life. Attorney Tupee Enid Neyor, wife of Dr. Neyor, presented a purse of LD$50,000.00 to the Shakie Kamara family on behalf of the Neyor family.

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