“Liberia is the second on the World listing of accidents Nations” – Dr. Peter Coleman
Dr. Peter Coleman made this statement recently when he gave a special remark at the first graduation program of the community empowerment initiative in under of the AMADI-AKEZA a rehabilitation fitness and wellness center located in the VOA community Paynesville on the Roberts fields airport highway.
The center graduated 35 rehabilitation personnels after three months of intensive training conducted by professional Doctor’s and Nurses from various hospitals within Montserrado County in the Akeda compound in the VOA community Paynesville outside Monrovia.
Speaking further, Dr. Coleman indicated that many Liberians are coming down with diabetes, strokes etc due to the heavy consumption of Sugar base foods.
He said that due to the accident’s rite in post war Liberia many Liberians especially the youth are wheelchairs band. Dr. Coleman said that due to the lack of therapy at various hospitals around the country hundreds of accident patients are today either walking with crushes, whiles others are in wheelchairs around the Country.
Dr. Coleman noted that due to the lack of donor’s supports in this direction in which most of their donors funding was channel in this area these graduates should prepare to go into rural communities outside of Montserrado to provide services with regards to what they have learned in replacing those vacuums created by the non-existent of NGO’S in rural Liberia.
Speaking earlier, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of AMADI-AKEZA retired United States of America marine Sakou Sella who served the US Marine for 20 years indicated that he was proud of the efforts of the young people who seized this opportunity to brighten up their futures by undergoing this training which are most needed in post war Liberia.
Mr. Sella said that he returns home to Liberia after years of serving in the United States in various professional arenas to contribute to the future of the Liberian Nation.
He further, his organization was given birth to after seen the need for this kind of societal approach especially with hundreds of Liberians coming down with strokes, Diabetes and high blood pressure.
The CEO said that he looks forward to more community engagements in making sure that Liberians from all walks of life benefits from he and his team expertise in the areas of rehabilitation, fitness and wellness.
Writes: Joe Noutoua Wandah