British Humanitarian Lauds Vice President’s Office

Thursday, 13th December 2007
Monrovia, Liberia - A British Humanitarian who recently donated 25 forty –foot containers of relief items to the Liberian people has lauded the Vice President’s Office for the efficient manner in which distribution of the items have so far been  handled.

Rev. Trevor Cockings, Founder and chief executive of the England based His Church ministry, said he appreciated the “excellent job” the committee the Vice President constituted to implement the distribution process has done.

“I would like to thank you personally on behalf of His Church for the excellent, superb job done,” adding that such demonstrated integrity can encourage further donations.

Rev. Cockings made the commendation Thursday when he paid a courtesy call on Vice President Joseph N. Boakai at his temporary office in Sinkor.

The British humanitarian who arrived in the country Wednesday on a weeklong visit,  added that he was pleased with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Vice President Joseph Boakai’s personal involvement in the distribution of the items.

In remarks, Vice President Boakai said he and President Johnson Sirleaf were highly impressed with the donation by His Church ministry, noting, “the gift coming at a time when the country is coming out of war, is so timely”.

He informed the British humanitarian that the gifts were highly appreciated everywhere they were sent, adding that his office has received several letters of gratitude from the recipients.

The items which began arriving in the country in September this year, include computers, sewing machines, food and clothing, cabinets, piano, detergents and footwear.

Only six of the 25 containers have arrived in the country. Rev. Cockings, accompanied by his special assistant and two media personnel, is expected to meet with President Johnson Sirleaf, Agriculture Minister Dr. Chris Toe and the Muslim Community of Liberia and the leadership of the Liberia Pentecostal Church and the His Church Charity local committee before departure next Wednesday.