Vice President Joseph Boakai is said to be continuing with his regular distribution of supplies of food and other items to hospitals, schools and institutions despite reports that part of the distribution are expired Cam Tuna.
A release from the office of Amb. Boakai said, the distribution is targeting those most in need, and that his office has been doing this sort of distribution since 2006 in collaboration with partners in and out of Liberia.
It said t his year’s distribution will primarily target institutions hosting children, physically challenged Individuals, hospitals, schools, orphanages that have feeding programs facilities because the Vice President is giving out more than twenty containers of high protein tuna fish donated by His Church Charitie from the United Kingdom of Reverend Trevor Cockings.
The statement added that the containers of tuna fish are accompanied by Certificates of authentication from the manufacturer and the Ministry of Health (copies attached), indicating that the products are fit for consumption up to June 2016and that all of the products brought into Liberia under the brand John West are duly certified by the producers of the fish product. John West Foods Incorporated is a reputable international firmed based in the UK that has been in business since 1857.
A communication dated August 6, 2015 from the John West Foods Ltd. accompanying the release from the Vice President’s office said the consignment being distributed labeled best before December 2015 has an extension of six months which makes it best before end of June 2016.
The Office of the Vice President condemns the publication in a local daily calling it malicious, ill intended and unprofessional. “The publisher of that paper was given the necessary copies of Certificates from the Ministry of Health and the John West Foods upon request by the publisher of the paper, but chose to quote unnamed ghosts, and deliberately mislead the public in a vain attempt to impugn the reputation of the honorable Vice President,” the release from the office of Amb. Boakai said.