Hands of Hope Foundation (HOH), a Non-governmental Organization based in the United States America through its National Director donates medical drugs worth over US$1,300 to the United Methodist Clinic in Weala, Margibi County.
Presenting the items on behalf of HOH, Rev. Paye Cooper Mondolo says the gesture is an initial supply to the clinic since the turnover of the facility.
Rev. Mondolo stresses that the donation is in response to an urgent letter from the clinical staff through the office of the Officer-In-Charge, G. Sunday Togba, appealing for drugs.
He says Hands of Hope has an intention to improving well-being of the general staff as well as improving infrastructural development of the facility.
At the same time the former District Superintendent of the Weala District Conference under the Liberia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church cautions the entire workforce to be mindful in the usage of the drugs, noting the only you can attract donor is by making comprehensive report of items entrusted in your care.
He calls on the leadership of the clinic to take its work seriously as there will be no second chance for any staff who will mess around his or her job.
The Hands of Hope National Director, who is also current President of the College of West Africa, explains that the organization has been supportive of the clinical works since 2008 and will not relent in handling situations there properly.
Receiving the drugs on behalf of the clinic, O-I-C Sunday Togba lauds Rev. Mondolo for the timely intervention, which he says, adds more value to the clinic.
Togba, who took charge of the clinic in March, 2018 says he and his staff are in good working relationship; seek the overall goal of meeting the health needs of the district.
For his part the administrator of the United Methodist Clinic, Rev. Ben S. Tokpah thanks Rev. Mondolo and Hands of Hope for the medicines and vows they will be used wisely.
However, he discloses that salary payment is another obstacle faced by the clinic, explaining the clinic maintains nine staff with a monthly wage bill of US$680.00.
He calls on other philanthropic organizations, individuals and national government to emulate the good example of HOH.
Hands of Hope Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Liberia Annual Conference via Bishop Samuel J. Quire’s office of the United Methodist Church in August 28, 2018 to take charge of the Weala United Methodist Clinic for the next five years.
Among others, the MOU details that HoH will hire or employ qualified staff for the clinic in consultation with the department of health services of the Liberia Annual Conference besides drugs and equipment, electricity and water as well as renovate and expand the facility to a health center.By Stone Siakor/Margibi