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Pro-Tempore donates US$350k

ProTemp Jallah NDSenate Pro-Tempore Armah Jallah has made a donation of One hundred and fifty thousand Liberian Dollars to the Bopolu District University Student Union (BODUSU) in Gbarpolu County.

Pro Temp Jallah said the donation was his way of contributing to the education of students striving to achieve quality education. Speaking at the ceremony in Bopolu City last weekend, the Gbarpolu County Senator noted that if education is not defended by the educated citizenry, it would not be defended at all.

He asserted that some persons were of the belief that other areas of life were beautiful than achieving university education, but those who hate ignorance were the ones with the understanding that acquiring university education was the best.

Making reference to an educator – Professor Woodrow Wilson who said: ‘’every man sent out from a university must be a man of his nation as well as a man of his time”, Pro-Temp Jallah urged Liberians who strive to obtain university education to devote their life to public service.

In a related development, the President Pro-Tempore has presented over twenty sets of beds to the Faith Clinic in the Red Hill Community in Virginia Township, Montserrado County valued over one hundred thousand Liberian Dollars.

Jallah said the donation was in fulfillment of a pledge he made to the Faith Clinic early June this year.  He spoke of the fragile health system in Liberia that often leads to untimely deaths.

The Gbarpolu Lawmaker used the occasion to announce that he would submit a bill for enactment in which aged citizens will receive medical service through the Social Security requirement. He said when passed into law, aged persons will be treated even without finance, referencing the United States of America system where citizens are treated at the expense of the government.

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Also speaking at the donation ceremony, the Chief Administrator of the Faith Clinic Jartu Boykai, commended Senator Jallah for the gesture, describing it as timely. Mrs. Boykai said the provision of the hospital beds will provide extra service delivery for patients who seek medical service at the hospital.

At the same time, Pro Temp Jallah has made a donation of over one hundred and fifty bags of rice to several communities in Montserrado and Gbarpolu Counties respectively.  The rice was distributed to the Islamic community as a Ramadan gift from the office of the Senate Pro-tempore. Editing by George Barpeen

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