By Jefferson D. Tweh
The GBK Motors Incorporated has donated three ambulances to the Government of Liberia (GOL) Ebola Response Unit worth over US$200,000.
The ambulances that are expected to boost Government’s response to major cases and help enhance the health sector were donated during the Weekend while the company was celebrating its first anniversary.
The occasion which was graced by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, House Speaker Alex Tyler and Senate Health Committee Chairman Dr. Peter Coleman took place at the company’s Headquarters on the Bushrod Island.
Speaking at the program, the Public Relation Manager for AJA Group, Mr. Reindorf C. Haligah said the GBK Motors Incorporated believes in the Government and people of Liberia as well as the leadership of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
He expressed gratitude to the government for creating the enabling environment that has allowed the company and other investors to operate and do business in Liberia.
Mr.Haligah added that GBK Motors vision is aimed at satisfying customers with overwhelming performance through relentless efforts to excel expectations and set high standards in all what the company delivered to the customers and in the community.
According to Mr. Haligah, due to the nature of products and services, GBK deals with customers whose minimum acceptable norm is the maximum level unlike other dealers and the company has a significant role to play in the development of Liberia.
“Today our company wishes to support the Government of Liberia’s effort in the health sector, but before we do that, I would like to tell all of us to give the President, the government and ourselves a big round of applause for a job well done to fight the deadly Ebola virus in the country,”he stated .
He said, as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility, GBK has bought three ambulances worth US$200,000 to enable the country meet up with the various needs of the country’s health sector.
He noted that the need of ambulances was very essential during the Ebola crisis. He further noted that while most Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and others are still playing their role in providing some level of support, the company believes that the country needs more support from the business and corporate community to propel the health sector to a new level.
According to him, the company provided a lot of supports during the Ebola period and partnered with government agencies and most of the International NGOs in providing technical support.
He said the company had never refused to service any Ebola vehicle but took care of all and provided ambulances to those who needed them.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the ceremony lauded the GBK Motors for the significant donation made to the Government of Liberia. “I appreciate you so much for the vehicles you have presented to the Ministry of Health through the Government of Liberia, “President Sirleaf told the GBK Company family.
President Sirleaf said the GBK Motors had been a good partner to the Government of Liberia,and also to the Liberian people.She said the vehicles will be used for the intended purpose.
Grand Kru Senator, Dr. Peter S. Coleman who heads the Liberian Senate Health Committee congratulated the GBK Motors Company for boosting the Liberian economy and the great contributions made during the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.