MONROVIA–As a means of fulfilling its commitments under a Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Tartweh and Nitrian communities in Sinoe County, oil palm developer Golden Veroleum Liberia, on 24 June 2016, donated medical and non–medical supplies to the Tubmanville and Kabada clinics in Kpanyan statutory district, Sinoe County.
Materials donated include two generators, drums of fuel, medicines and a check to support vaccination campaigns at both clinics. These supplies will strengthen the ability to meet the public health services in both communities. According to the Memorandum of Understanding, GVL agrees to support a community clinic in each of the communities until a GVL medical center is constructed and staffed with well-qualified medical personnel.
Making the presentation to the clinics, GVL General Manager for Sustainability, Mr Flomo Molubah, said GVL is moved to help the clinics with these supplies because of the crucial role they are playing in providing health care. Mr. Molubah urged the communities and clinic staff to properly manage the materials provided and make proper use of them. He noted that the funds provided are to support vaccinators going into communities to vaccinate children and not for the entire clinics staff.
GVL communications officer in Sinoe, Alphonso Kofi, said the donation is the company’s way of compensating the clinics for the services provided to workers in the absence of GVL clinics.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the clinics, the chief media officer of Sinoe County, Dr. John Doedeh, praised GVL for the donation. He noted that the Tartweh and Natrian communities are blessed as other communities do not have such opportunity. Dr. Doedeh expressed overwhelmed joy for the sensitivity of GVL in providing these necessities to its host communities, especially at such time that they are in need. “Your communities are blessed; please value this opportunity so that more will come”. Dr. Doedeh told community residents.
Dr. Doedeh also thanked the community and GVL for the gesture and peaceful relationship between both parties. He called on other well-meaning organizations to emulate the worthy venture initiated by Golden Veroleum Liberia, stressing that there are lot of challenges facing the health sector in Liberia.
Also speaking at the brief ceremony, the chairmen of both communities, paramount chiefs of the Tartweh and Nitrain chiefdoms and the OICs of the two clinics said the donation was timely and will go a long way in providing basic health services to the public, they extolled GVL for fulfilling her part of the MOU.
According to them, this is not the first time that such initiative is being carried out by the company. They recalled that prior to the donation; GVL rehabilitated the hand pumps at the clinics’ compounds which are now providing safe drinking water for patients and staffs of the clinics. The clinical staff at both clinics named the rehabilitation of roads, schools, bridges and the employment of community citizens as some of the benefits GVL is providing in the area. They pledged to properly manage the items provided and use it for it intended purposes.