A Ministerial delegation from neighbouring Republic of Guinea is currently in Liberia to sympathize on behalf of President Alpha Conde with families of victims who lost their lives in the recent fire disaster.
A fortnight ago, fire claimed the lives of 28 persons, mainly children and two instructors, while two other children survived and are in critical condition at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Sinkor Monrovia.
An official report from an investigation by the Liberia National Fire Service issued on Monday, 30 September 2019, attributed the cause of the fire to electrical shock.
In an interview with reporters in Monrovia on Monday, 30 September 2019, Internal Affairs Minister Varney Sirleaf said the Guinean delegation sent by President Conde is led by the Head of Religious Affairs of Guinea, Alhaji Bangura, and includes the Minister of International Cooperation and African Integration, Madam Diene Kieta, and the Minister of Youth and presented a condolence message to the Government of Liberia, which he Sirleaf received.
He quoted the delegation as saying that President Conde is deeply saddened by the fire incident because he believes that whenever there is a disaster in Liberia, there is also a disaster in neighbouring Guinea.
Minister Sirleaf told reporters that the delegation also presented 30 000 dollars to the Liberian Government for distribution to families of the deceased victims and survivors.
“The amount was presented on Sunday, 29 September 2019, at the 17th Street Mosque in Sinkor. I received it and passed it on to the Imam of the mosque. Parents of each deceased victim is to receive US$1,000, while the two survivors get 500 dollars each, and the elders of the mosque 1 000 dollars,” Minister Sirleaf indicated.