A medical charity, Sight Savers, has donated two Toyota Land Cruiser Jeeps valued US$34,000.00 each to the Ministry of Health in Monrovia.The international non-governmental organization is involved in helping blind people recover their sight and prevent people from going blind.
It also helps to improve the lives of people with disabilities, particularly those who have permanent blindness. Presenting the jeeps to the Ministry on Monday, 1May Sight Savers Liberia Country Director, Madam Adoley Sonii, who was accomplish by the organization’s Regional Director for West Africa, Bakary Marong said they were gratified to fight crippling diseases that affect the human race.
She expressed hope that the jeeps will be used for the intended purpose. Receiving keys to the jeeps on behalf of the Chief Medical Officer of Liberia, Dr. Francis Kateh, lauded Sight Savers for the donation and assured that they will be utilized wisely.
He said though the Ministry may not have sufficient resources to combat all diseases in the country, but with close collaboration with all partners such as Sight Savers, it will be easy to do so.
Dr. Kateh, who is also Deputy Minister of Health, called on other institutions to emulate the example of Sight Savers to buttress government’s efforts in meeting the health needs of its citizens.
By Robert Dixon-Editing by Jonathan Browne