Big boost for Liberia’s health delivery system as GoL breaks ground for a health center in Sinoe County
The government of Liberia has broken ground for the construction of a hundred-bedroom hospital in Morrisville, Sinoe County.
The project is part of efforts by the CDC led-government to boost and advance the country’s fragile healthcare delivery system.
Officially performing the groundbreaking on Friday, May 7, 2021, President George Weah reiterated his government’s commitment to strengthening the Liberian society through the undertaking of tangible developments.
President Weah indicated that the health sector, which is one of the most challenged sectors in the country will be prioritized by his regime.
The president at the same time dedicated the newly constructed “Sinoe Vocational Training Center”, an initiative of Senator Augustine Chea.
The facility is in fulfillment of one of the campaign promises of Senator Chea to the people of Sinoe.
These activities are part of protocols marking the third leg of the president’s county appreciation tour.
Earlier, President Weah met and held a town hall meeting with citizens of Togbaville, Sanquin Statutory District, in order to acquaint himself with challenges facing the people.
The Liberian Leader is expected to also visit several major communities in Sinoe County, meet and interact with citizens for the next few days in continuation of the tour.
The President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, says the development of Liberia depends on the existence of peace, unity, and harmony.
Addressing four separate town hall meetings in Togbaville, Greenville, Tarjuowon, and Bilibokree on the latest outreach to the hinterland since he began his nationwide tours in February, the President told citizens of Sinoe County that the continued in-house fighting and land disputes amongst citizens could delay or deny citizens much-needed development.
Acknowledging dispute naturally occurs amongst all social beings, the President lamented what seems to be intractable, longstanding disputes amongst political leaders and communities of the County, which citizens have failed to resolve.
“These problems can be resolved, yet they exist because of some perceived personal interests of some of the leaders of the county” the President observed, adding, “This is very sad and unacceptable.”
“As leaders of our people, we should prioritize the interest of our people and county and make sure that the lingering disputes and disunity are resolved once and for all,” the President. “That makes us good leaders and rational citizens.”
The Liberian Leader said Sinoe County has regrettably lagged behind for long in terms of development and that is was time “we put our acts together to move forward progressively.”
He added: “It is unacceptable and regrettable for the third original county of this country to be so underdeveloped and yet the leaders are embroiled in reported personal-interest-driven disputes. We are prepared to change that dynamic but this can only be possible if we all work together including the Legislative Caucus and you the citizens.”
Dr. Weah said everything the citizens asked for including roads, markets, housing units, schools, health centers, among others would be theirs if there is peace.
Earlier, the Liberian Leader thanked the people of Sinoe for reposing their confidence in him with their votes in 2017. He urged them to always choose dialogue over violence.
On Saturday, May 8, 2021, the President visited and held town hall meetings in Juarzon and Tarjuowon Statutory Districts.