President George Weah on Wednesday dedicated the 14th Military Hospital at the Edward Benyan Kesselly Military Barracks in Schiefflin, Margibi County.
Speaking during the dedication program, President Weah said the hospital will provide outpatient Services, obstetric services, general surgical services, emergency services among others.
The Liberian Leader stated that his decision to build the military health facility as a result of a situation involving a Liberian Soldier in 2018, who was wounded while on a peacekeeping mission in Mali and was flown to Senegal for treatment.
According to President Weah, it was saddened to see a member of the Armed Forces of Liberia flown to another Country for treatment; as such he was motivated to construct the 14th Military Hospital to address such a situation.
President Weah also added that his Government will continue to make interventions where necessary for the growth and development of the Country.
For her part, Health Minister Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah applauded President Weah for the gesture, which will benefit personnel of the Army, and for allowing the Ministry of Health to use the facility in the fight against Covid-19.
She at the same time thanked the Governments and peoples of China, the United States, and India for their efforts in ensuring that the hospital is constructed.
Speaking on behalf of the United States Embassy, the Acting Defense Attaché to the Embassy, Lieutenant Col. Mark Clark, said the construction of the hospital demonstrates that President Weah and his Government and the Armed Forces of Liberia are ready to answer the call of the Liberian people.
He at the same time expressed the US government’s commitment to continuously support the Armed Forces of Liberia in its quest to protect the sovereignty of the Country.
In another development, President George Weah has recommitted his government’s quest to develop the country under his watch.
The Liberian Leader said as President, he will complete all projects underway as a way of taking the Country to another level developmentally.
President Weah speaking during the official dedication of the 14th Military hospital in Margibi County Wednesday, further that the Bali Island project will be implemented despite concerns that the project will not become a reality.
According to him, the implementation of the Bali Island project and its subsequent dedication will be another success story under his administration.
President Weah added that those who do not trust his leadership ability will once again be surprised following the completion of the Bali Island Project.