GOL, Charity Organization Presents $LD18M & $950 USD To Phebe In Bong
The government of Liberia and a charity organization under the banner “Chichipola” have presented 18 million Liberian Dollars and 950 United States Dollars to the only Referral Hospital in Bong County.
Making the disclosure via mobile phone to The Monrovia Times, the Administrator of the Hospital, Mr. Kerson Saykor said the 18 million Liberian Dollars was presented by the government through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning Minister, Samuel Tweh, while the nine and fifty United States Dollars was presented by the charity organization as their own way of identifying with the hospital in the Country.
The Phebe hospital administrator revealed that the 18 million and 950 will be used to purchase fuels and drugs for the operation of the hospital.
Mr. Saykor said the hospital doors are still open to local leaders and organization in and out of Liberia for help.
The only Referral hospital in the central region has been in darkness for about two weeks due to lack of fuel to run the generators, as Doctors and Nurses were using Chinese lights to cater to patients.
He said the situation served as a serious impediment to the smooth operation of the only referral hospital in the central region.
Our Bong County Correspondent says the donation or presentation has grown wide public commendations in the County with many of the citizens lauding President George Weah government for quick intervention in other to save lives at the hospital in Bong County.
Our Reporter revealed, during the County Council sitting on November 12, 2018, seventy-nine thousand United States Dollars was allotted in the budget for the hospital, but up to press time, the money has not been given.
Our Correspondent says that Chairperson of the County Legislative Caucus Henry Willie Yallah has not spoken about the issue, but his colleague Senator Henrique Flomo Tokpa has stated that the county has received some funds from the government but has not been disbursed.
An investigation conducted by this paper revealed that the Phebe hospital is receiving 1.8Million US Dollars allotment from the CDC government.
Many citizens in the county have described the allotment to the Phebe Hospital as a serious slap in the face of the administration, despite the huge challenges that have engulfed the hospital ranging from the shortage of drug and etc.
The citizens said though Phebe Hospital is half private and government, the need for huge budgetary allocations must be supported in the CDC-led government.