LNRCS, BRCS Renew Partnership

By Victor C. Hanson, Jr

The Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) and the British Red Cross Society (BRCS) have renewed theirs partnership after two years of withdrawal due to lack of accountability in the operations of the society under previous regime.

LNRCS Secretary General, Fayiah Tamba made this statement at a recent press conference in Monrovia.

SG Tamba said LNRCS is so contented to have a successful renewal with its British counterpart for the recommitment of support from BRCS.

He added that the recommitment of BRCS relationship with the LNRCS was held in the United Kingdom recently where the LNRCS had gone to participate. He stated that the BRCS, which has been one of the major supporters of the LNRCS over the years decided to backup its support due to what was observed as misappropriation.

According to SG Tamba, the LNRCS was established by an Act of Legislature in 1919 and amended in 2008 with the mandate to serve as an auxiliary to government’s social overhaul carriage.

SG Tamba said the LNRCS is the country’s principal and largest humanitarian organization that provides community-based health services, child advocacy and rehabilitation projects, disaster management, water and sanitation, and women training as well.

He concluded that the 2008 Act provides that government should allocate annual budgetary support to the LNRCS to assist in executing its statutory mandate.