Lion To Construct Eye Clinic At Tellowyan Hospital In Vionjama… As Momo Cyrus Breaks Ground


The Chief Executive Officer of the Security Expert Guard of Liberia (SEGAL), Mr. Momo T. Cyrus and Family during the week embarked series of humanitarian activities in the City of Voinjama, Lofa County.

On Monday, August 23, 2021 Mr. Cyrus held discussion with authorities of the Tellewoyan Hospital in Voinjama City at which time he promised on behalf of the Ducor Lion Club to construct a modern Eye Center at the hospital.

Providing a behalf history of Lion Club in Liberia, Mr. Cyrus who is a past President of the Ducor Lion Club said that Lionism started far back in 1964 in Liberia and currently has seven Clubs in the Country.

“As a past president of the Ducor Lion Club, I am a senior Lion in Liberia and internationally. We are here to serve humanity and theme or objective is “To Serve”.

He said that as Lion, they do not serve for any political gain, monetary value of selfish motivate, but serve humanity, especially visually impaired and physically challenged people.

He informed authorities at the hospital that the Lion Club is heavily involved with helping blind people around Liberia noting that Eye Centers at the John F. Kennedy Hospital and Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County were constructed by the Lion Club.

“Other counties are actually benefiting from Lionism in Liberia. If you look at the Eye Clinic at JFK in Monrovia is the Lion Club that built it and Buchanan we spend almost US$500,000. And we got more than Three Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars (US$350, 000) grant coming in the few months to build eye clinics in three counties.”

Mr. Cyrus as a senior Lion being from Lofa and considering his involvement in Lionism and love for his people, especially for the blind is hoping though not definite,  to lobby with senior Lions in Liberia because they to buy the concept and willing to support before expedite  it to the international.

“We will be pushing forward to build an eye clinic at the Tellewoyan Hospital here in Voinjama in few months from now. We will push it as senior Lion again let be clear is not a definite thing because money is not there right now but, we think that if we make our case as Lofaians and giving proximity of the hospital and the number of beneficiaries that will benefit from the Eye Clinic, I think we will make a very strong case to the Lion Club to the Lion and than to Lion international. So as I leave from here I am going to start having discussion with my senior Lions that there is a need to have an eye clinic at the Tellewoyan Hospital just as we did in Monrovia and Buchanan.   

Speaking, the Acting Head of the hospital Dr. Wilmot S. Frank welcomed Mr. Cyrus plan for the construction of an eye center at Tellewoyan Hospital, noting that the construction of the center at the  major referral hospital of a county with over 200,000 population is critical. He appealed to the Ducor Lion Club through Mr. Cyrus to help sponsor one nurse of the hospital to study eye Care and treatment. He said that the study which is for a year, upon completion will enable the nurse to conduct effective eye test and treatment even before the construction of center.

A request which was welcomed and accepted by Mr. Cyrus.

Earlier, Mr. Momo T. Cyrus broke ground for the construction of a dormitory for visually impaired people in Voinjama City. The cost for the construction is put at US$25,000 and is expected to be completed within 24-months.

Speaking of the Visually Impaired Community, Mr. Isaac S. Soribah, Coordinator for Visually Impaired Community of Lofa County extended thanks and appreciation to the Ducor Lion Club and to Mr. Cyrus who happen to be the past president for thinking about people with visually impaired.

He said that is good thing to provide learning opportunity for the blind noting it will good to have dormitory for ourselves because there are young children that are not going to school.

He said that they have engaged the Superintendent to provide place for members to enable blind children to learn and be able to express themselves and not just be out there.

He further thanked Mr. Cyrus, his family and Ducor Lion Club for thinking about them.

For his part, the Assistant Superintendent for Development Mr. Samuel Mulbah who proxy for the Superintendent William Tamba Kamba said that the process of acquiring a land for the construction of dormitory for visually impaired people in Voinjama by Mr. Cyrus started two years ago.

Assist. Superintendent Mulbah said that with the help of the Land Authority, a land was finally acquired and ground breaking for the construction has taken place.

He said that the county is pleased that a second portion has been added which is construction of an Eye Clinic to help to the people Lofa County. He prayed that God will empower Mr. Cyrus so that other senior Lions can buy his proposal for the establishment an eye clinic at the Tellewoyan Hospital to provide eye testing and treatment for people of the county.    

Earlier during the day, Mr & Mrs. Cyrus and children who are in the country on vacation held lunch with over 100 people living with disabilities/physically challenged and the old forks in Voinjama City.

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