Liberia’s health sector on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 received a significant boost after the World Bank presented 10 vehicles to the Ministry of Health. The vehicles which includes Toyota Land Cruisers and Nissan Patrols are valued over four hindered thousand United States Dollars.
World Bank Senior Health Specialist, Dr. Munirat Ogunlayi said it was a joyous day for the bank with the presentation of such vehicles. Dr. Ogunlayi appealed that the vehicles be properly maintained and used for the purpose intended. Also receiving the keys of the vehicles, Deputy Health Minister for Administration, Norwu Howard, thanked the World Bank for the donation and promised that they would be used for the intended purpose. Minister Howard also assured that users of the vehicles will be held accountable to ensure proper maintenance. Minister Howard said investing resources behind health programs and indicators demonstrate a strong desire of the Bank to boosts indicators and capacitate the health workers.
Earlier, World Bank Representative in the Ministry of Health, Matthew Flomo announced that the vehicles were made available under the Health System Strengthening Project. Three of the vehicles will be used by the Community Health Assistance Program, two by the Nursing and Midwifery Division and the remaining five of the vehicles will be used the Performance Base Financing interventions at both central and in three counties including Gbarpolu, Rivercess and Sinoe.
Signed: Sorbor George/Communication Consultant/MOH