GREENVILLE, Sinoe – The Sinoe county office of the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-information Services has begun recruiting qualified high school graduates to conduct a household assessment for the distribution of COVID-19 food supply across the county.
Speaking in an interview in Greenville last Wednesday, David Gbakolo, LISGIS’s Sinoe coordinator, said the recruitment would capture people from even district level and will take little over 149 persons in Sinoe
“We were asked by our director general to recruit qualified 149 high school graduates in Sinoe County for the conduct of the COVID-19 household food assessment exercise that is expected soon,” Gbakolo said.
“Again, we will not accept anyone who does not meet the criteria simply because data collection requires some level of educational skills.”
The Sinoe LISGIS coordinator noted that the recruits would be trained in data entry via smartphones and encouraged all qualified high school graduates to apply.
The food distribution was announced in April by President George Weah as a means to provide relief to vulnerable populations that would be affected by the state of emergency’s restrictions on movements and business operations. He proposed re-appropriating US$25 million under the remainder of the 2019/20 budget to support the move. An additional US$5 million loan from the World Bank was also expected to form part of the food funding, making the total amount US$30 million.
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