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River Gee County electoral district #3 Representative Francis SaidyDopoh, II, wants government to delay all capital projects and direct increased spending on health facilities across the country.

Speaking to this paper Thursday, March 18, Rep. Dopoh encouraged his kinsmen in River Gee and Liberians in general they will overcome COVID-19 better than what they did with Ebola by not panicking, but following public safety rules pronounced by the National Public Health Institute of Liberia, while keeping faith in [God] Jehovah.

He said it is time State Owned Enterprises fulfill their contributions to the national budget to ensure availability of funds at all times for appropriate intervention.

He noted that reports had it that since October 2019, most, if not all of the hospitals and health centers in the counties lack budgetary allotment.

Dopoh added that as a matter of self-action, his personal finances and other resources will be directed only to assistance in enhancing the fight against spread of the virus, especially to his native River Gee County.

The lawmaker reiterated call to Liberians to remain confident that COVID-19 will be defeated and avoid politicizing the issue.

Liberia confirmed two cases of coronavirus early this week after the executive director of the Environmental Protection Agency Nathaniel Blama tested positive upon arrival at the Roberts International Airport from Switzerland. Mr. Blama’s domestic employee subsequently came down with the virus. They are both in quarantine. By Bridgett Milton-Editing by Jonathan Browne

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