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Govt. breaks grounds for military hospital today

President George Mannah Weah, will today March 26, break ground for the construction of the military medical hospital at the Edward B. Keselley Military Barracks off the Roberts International Highway.

On February 11, this year, during the observance of the Armed Forces Day here, President Weah promised to construct a military hospital equipped with state of the art technology that will cater to the men and women in arms here as well as the public in general. .

Speaking to this paper Saturday at his private residence, Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Mr. Nathaniel McGill said President Weah, Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor, along with the Defense authorities will break ground for the first ever military hospital to be constructed here.

Mr. McGill said government has already raised US$2 million from Liberia Maritime Authority for the construction exercise. When quizzed as to the whether the construction project has gone through the Public Procurement Concession Commission for vetting, Mr. McGill said the facility will be constructed by the Engineer Department of the Armed Forces of Liberia and partners. Thus he said the project does not require PPCC regulations.

According to him, following the groundbreaking ceremony, construction exercise will start right away. He said it’s the desire of the government that not just the army, but the Liberian people should begin to see the positive fruits of the government’s pro-poor agenda just two months within the six years regime of the Coalition for Democratic Change Government.

Mr. McGill further stated that the government is looking in all possible loop and corner to raise the necessary funds for the construction of the first military hospital as promised by the president.

According to him, President Weah is working tirelessness to ensure that an enabling environment is created and space be given to every Liberian to play their respective role in making Liberia a better place.

He expressed satisfaction for the level of progress made so far by the government. He added that the Military Hospital will be the first major project the CDC led administration will embark upon, adding that there are more to come.

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By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor -Edited by Othello B. Garblah

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