The ceremony was part of WFP’s efforts to continue supporting government’s logistics capacity, emergency supply chain assets established during the Ebola outbreak in 2014/2015.
The WFP Logistical Hub at the RIA consists of vital physical assets and materials, including large storage tanks, forklifts, generators, computers and accessories that were developed and deployed during the Ebola emergency response in Liberia.
Speaking at the ceremony, WFP Liberia Country Director, Mr. Sory Ouane, said Liberia at the height of the Ebola crisis organized and equipped five supply chain asset units, including storage hubs in Monrovia and RIAt, Forward Logistics Base (FLB) in five counties, and Mobile Storage Units in all 15 counties.
He said WFP was pleased to do the handover, noting, “We are committed to partnering with relevant government agencies, including the General Services Agency and the Liberia Airport Authority in improving the government’s supply chain capability to adequately manage and implement its logistical needs nationwide.”
Receiving the items, RIA Managing Director Will Bako Freeman lauded WFP for the donation and assured that the RIA administration will use the logistics Hub for the intended purpose.