As 2023 election gets closers, the government of Liberia under the Weah-Taylor administration continued to score political goals.
Many politicians have described Wednesday’s Emirates Hospital dedication as a major achievement of the CDC government and could lead to many of those residing in that part of the country pledging their support to the re-election of the CDC.
It can be recalled on Wednesday December 28, the government of Liberia under George M. Weah as oits president dedicated a 20million United States Dollars hospital in Bopolu City, Gbarpolu County.
Some community members have since described the dedication as a total manifestation of the CDC government’s commitment to improving the quality of health services in rural parts of the country.
President George Weah has officially dedicated a 100-bed room Emirates Hospital in Bopolu, Gbarpolu County.
The dedication ceremony of the 52,000 Sq. Ft. modern facilities was held in consultation with the Pro Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD) policy document which proposes the expansion of the state of an art modernized facility that will improve the rural population health sector of the country.
The facilities include urgent care department, diagnostic center, operation theater, mother, and child department, NICU and intensive care compartment as well as internal and pulmonology department, and many more facilities that set it apart from other facilities in the country. It has been powered by almost a thousand plus solar energy.
Remarking at the dedicatory ceremony, President George Manneh Weah unveiled that Gbarpolu County has been one of the counties with limited access to healthcare.
He therefore noted that the construction and commission of the Emirates hospital in Gbarpolu County were not only to help residents of the area to have access to quality health care services, but to assist other surrounding counties and neighboring countries to seek medical Care at the facility.
He expressed hope that they can have an adequate number of staffers to maintain excellent management of the facility.
L-R, UAE Representative Sheikh Shakhboot Nahyan Al Nahyan and Pres. Weah (Photo: Emansion)
At the same time, President Weah thanked the Management and Staff of Intbox Global Building Contracting LLC, Dubai, UAE, the construction company that built the facility in only 14 months from groundbreaking, despite the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, and its sub-contractor, Horizon Construction Company of Equatorial Guinea.
He further informs that the project selection, groundbreaking, and construction of its facility can be traced back to his selfless decision years ago to embark on a diplomatic journey to the UAE.
He claims improving healthcare delivery has always been foundational to the Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development. This is why there have been consistent increases and add-ons to the operational budgets for already-existing hospitals, to provide the equipment and trained staff required for the delivery of critically needed services.
“As we strive to improve the health sector by training healthcare workers both at home and abroad, and by providing free medical education in public health training institutions, such as the Medical School and the School of Pharmacy, my government is committed to creating access to health infrastructures by constructing more new health facilities in under-served communities,” he noted
He further vowed to build more of these hospitals in the rural parts of his country as was promised during his county tour.
The Liberian leader unveiled that his government is currently finalizing talks with their foreign counterpart in the United Arab Emirates for additional structures of this hospital, to be built in other parts of the country.
“The goal is to ensure access and affordability, as we exert more efforts to improve quality healthcare, ” he noted.
He thanked Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, for this profound act of humanitarian generosity to the People of Liberia and at the same time thanked him for his high-level representation sent to grace the occasions on his government’s behalf.
“The dedication of this facility today is a total manifestation of my government commitment to improving the quality of health services in Liberia by expanding health Provence to the rural population,” he noted.
“When I step here more than a year ago during my county tour it was easy to spake the historical deficit that the county has suffered, and this is why it was not a difficult decision to choose it for this facility.
For his part, the Minister of State, Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Shakhboot Nahyan Al Nahyan, expressed his gratitude on behalf of the President of the UAE as he turned over the Key of the facility to President Weah.
At the same time, Health Minister Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah thanked the UAE delegation for the hospital and noted that President Weah’s focus on developing the health sector is commendable because it will improve the lives of his people.
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