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Pres. Weah pledges Gov.’s support, encourages patriotism

Julius Konton/ Maximilian K.Kasseh
President George Manneh Weah
President George Manneh Weah

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-President George Weah has pledged the Government of Liberia’s support to modernizing facilities at the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial Hospital (JFK).

President Weah urged the Authorities at the JFK to manage the facilities to encourage international partners to continue supporting the Country’s Health Sector.

President Weah made the commitment Friday, July 19, 2019, at the official dedication of health facilities at the hospital in Sinkor.

The new facilities, according to our Reporter, include CT-Scan-Ray machines, RI machines, among others.

The Nation’s highest referral hospital has been experiencing major challenges to operate to its full capacity over the years.

The United States Government has pledged its continual support to Liberia’s Health Sector.

Ambassador Elder said the US Government’s support to the health sector will particularly focus on clinical care, clinical diagnostic and research.

Ambassador Christine Elder said that Liberia-US Relations have accrued mutual benefits for their respective governments and peoples over the years.

The US Ambassador also assured Liberia of her Government’s additional Support to Science and health policy formulation and implementation.

In another development, President George Manneh Weah wants Liberians renew their commitment to patriotic duties in the spirit of peace and national unity.

Speaking Thursday, July 19, 2019, at the Ninth Edition of the Golden Image Award ceremony, President Weah encouraged Liberians to broaden their visions towards building a strong nation.

The President also challenged Bomi County Representative, Edwin Snow, to champion a major campaign in the House of Representatives to create extra fifteen seats for women.

The Liberian Leader described women as special and integral partners in nation building.

Meanwhile, the US Envoy is calling for stronger support among Liberians and key stakeholders to protect victims of abuse in the society.

Serving as Guest Speaker at the Golden Image Award, Ambassador Elder urged Liberians to uphold and implement the just-passed Domestic Violence Law, adding that Liberia has good laws but decried the implementation of existing laws as a challenge.

She further called on community dwellers to report cases of gender based violence to curtail the acts in society.
Ambassador Elder said:” The prevention of abuse against women and girls is the responsibility of all Liberians.”


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