Government of Liberia and Oum El Nour Tour the newly Proposed Rehabilitation Site in Grand Bassa County
Health Minister Dr. Wilhemina Jallah along with Grand Bassa County Representative Hans Barchue, Bishop Guy Paul Noujaim, (President and Co-founder of Oum El Nour, Liberia-OENL), and other members of the OENL board toured the newly proposed drug and alcohol rehabilitation site-in Grand Bassa county on Saturday, June 1st.
The Government of Liberia has initiated a partnership with Oum El Nour, a non-governmental organization from Lebanon to construct the drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Grand Bassa County. The proposed name for the rehabilitation center is “Operation Restore Hope”, a name given by the challenged Youth of Liberia.
The official launch is expected to take place by H.E. President George M. Weah. Government stakeholders for this initiative include the Ministries of Health, Youth & Sports, Finance and Development Planning, and Public Works.
The center, when completed will rehabilitate, provide drug/alcohol detoxification as well as collaborate with agencies and partners for re-integration into the society. The rehabilitation program at the newly proposed center will also transform lives by training and providing those enrolled in the program with skill-building opportunities to help make them independent and productive citizens.
Minister Jallah thanked OENL for the laudable initiative and said the project is a part of President Weah’s cherished programs to help transform people struggling with alcohol, drugs and other forms of substance abuse as well as provide them with useful training skills for subsequent integration into various communities in Liberia.
The Health Minister went on to further express her gratitude on behalf of the Liberian Government to the World Lebanese Cultural Union in Liberia and their sponsors for taking the initiative to partner with the Liberian government to make a difference in the lives of the Liberian people.
Grand Bassa County Representative Hans Barchue also lauded the initiative made by the Lebanese community in Liberia and pledged the county full support to its achievement.
OEN President and co-founder Bishop Noujaim expressed gratitude to President Weah and his government for the land space and reaffirmed his organization commitment to the realization of the program.
Bishop Noujaim said he was motivated by the timely and positive response of the President toward efforts aimed at transforming people on drugs and alcohol.