By Edwin G. Wandah
The office of the Vice President of the Republic of Liberia over the weekend received overwhelming supports in appreciation to his kind gesture in at least landing arms of assistance to several communities and Ebola Centers in and out of Monrovia.
The donation exercise which took place around Monrovia benefited several Ebola Centers including ELWA-2 Ebola Center along the Roberts International Highway, the John F. Kennedy Clora Unit in Sinkor and the Island Clinic Ebola Unit in Tweh Farm outside Monrovia and the Benson Hospital in Paynesville.
Other benefiting Organizations and communities were, Montserrado County District 6 Ebola Taskforce Office in Paynesville, the Benson Street Mosque on Benson Street in Monrovia, the Christian Association of the Blind and Samaritan’s Purse along the Roberts International Highway, the National Union of Organization for the Disabled on 17th Street in Monrovia, the Power Plant Community in West Point, a suburb of Monrovia, Soniwein Community and Buzzi Quarters respectively.
Making the presentation on behalf of VP Boakai, the Chairman for Special Project in the office of VP Boakai, Peter Stephens told the recipients that the Vice President of the Republic of Liberia pitied their condition especially during this time of health crisis.
According to Mr. Stephens, the office of the Vice President could not remain mute and see Liberians go through this hurtful time, when hundreds of their relatives were dying on a daily basis. He however called on all Liberians and health workers to see the fight of the Ebola epidemic as a national endeavor and join government as it tackles the eradication of the virus from the country.
For his part, UNESCO Peace Ambassador to the Liberia, Rev. Dr. J. Luther Tarpeh and close friend of his, the Vice President of the Republic of Liberia assured the beneficiaries that the VP Boakai understands the hardship that has been caused by the Ebola epidemic in the country.
Rev. Tarpeh who has been in the fight seeking the country’s transformation from where it is to a better place to be for all Liberians and foreign nationals told the desperate crowd that VP Boakai should now be seen as an agent of change and one with loving heart and not just a public figure.
Rev. Tarpeh said Ambassador Boakai has proven to the vast majority of the Liberian people how deeply his commitment to seeking the interest of the ordinary man than speaking mere words.
“This is not time to speak, but it is the time that everyone needs to work, and that your work will show who you are,” Rev. Tarpeh stated.
The two officials also assured patients and health workers that although the Ebola virus has completely broken down the already fragile health system in the country, but Government was doing everything possible to see that at least some improvements are made to help curtail the damage.
Receiving the items separately on behalf of their various institutions, ELWA Acting Hospital Managements, Mrs. F. Kolu Mulbah Kamah and Samaritan Purse’s Acting Country Director Dorothy Blie lauded the Vice President of the Republic of Liberia for the gesture.
For their parts, JFK’s Logistic Coordinator who received their share of the donation on behalf of his Boss, Abraham M. Attoh, Edward Sumo of Buzzi Quarter, Adolphus Kiazulu of Soniwein and West Pont Power Plant Community Chairman, Paul Bobby Keah also used the occasion to call on others to follow suit.
According to them, the Vice President of the Republic of Liberia has been in the vanguard of extending assistance to needy communities. They lauded VP Boakai for his continuous supports and promised to extend the message to the vast populace of their kinsmen and ordinary residents.
Meanwhile, Mr. Beyan Cottah is calling on local and international partners in the country to join Vice President Joseph N. Boakai in meeting the needs of the common people of the country.
Mr. Cottah who is also H