Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has called on Liberians in the diasporas to get more involved in the development of their country through projects that make positive impact on the lives of the people.
Vice President Boakai said through meaningful projects, conditions back home could be improved and warned against pulling each other down.
Vice President Boakai was speaking Tuesday in Sewu Grand Cape Mount County when he formally opened doors to a forty room Community Hospital in Sewu, Grand Cape Mount County outfitted and equipped by Liberians in the State of Arizona and project C.U.R.E. The clinic built in 2013 has not been used due to lack of equipment and supplies.
The equipment and supplies which include an assortment of hospital beds, mattresses, medical equipment, hospital supplies and personal protective gear worth over five hundred thousand United States dollars were made available by Liberians in Phoenix Arizona and Project CURE upon the request of Vice President Joseph Boakai.
In a letter turning over the donation to Vice President Boakai, the President of the Liberian Association of Arizona, Dr. Robert Sherman and the Chairman of the Coalition to Combat Ebola in Liberia, Mel Hannah asked Vice President Boakai to ensure that the supplies are delivered to hospitals and clinics throughout Liberia with a focus on rural communities most in need.
Vice President Boakai praised Dr. Robert Sherman, Mel Hannah, the Executive Director for Project CURE, Katie Mabardy and friends and Liberians in Arizona for responding to the call and called on Liberians outside of the country to emulate the example of their compatriot.
Vice President Boakai used the occasion to praised health workers who remained faithful to their oath of selfless sacrifice and professionalism in the course of their work.
He said doctors, nurses and community health workers are often the unsung heroes of the nation who work tirelessly to ensure a healthy society.