The University of Liberia has received an ambulance and other items from the Government of Liberia. Vice President Joseph Boakai, Sr. made the formal presentation Tuesday, 24 March on the UL Main Campus on Capitol Hill. The ambulance is said to have been donated last year to government by the Guaranty Trust Bank on President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s 76th Birthday, as part of efforts to fight the Ebola Virus.
Classes at the university resumed last week after the institution was shutdown in 2014 due to the Ebola outbreak.
Mr. Boakai said the donation of the ambulance, tunnel-fish, among others was necessary because the campus was packed with students.
Though he acknowledged that the items were meant to augment the strength of the UL Administration in responding to any situation on campus, he however expressed hope that there will be no Ebola incident on the campus.
Receiving the keys to the ambulance from the Vice President, UL President, Dr. Emmett Dennis, thanked Mr. Boakai and expressed pleasure over the donated items, describing the donation as “a Christmas in March.”
A student representative appreciated VP Boakai on behalf of his colleagues, saying, the Vice President’s visit on the campus was in no way a strange thing to them.
In another development, newly appointed UL Vice President for Administration, Madam Wade K. Wureh, says though a recent fire disaster has extensively damaged the campus-based radio station operated by the Department of Mass Communication, LUX FM, it did not however affect students’ records and books.
She told reporters on the campus yesterday that the students’ records were in tight and secured, except that the fire incident extensively damaged the radio station.
By Winston W. Parley