An international non-governmental organization Welt HungerHilfer Liberia (WHH) has ended a two-day workshop with stakeholders in Maryland County. The workshop, which brought together youth and women representatives, among other citizens as well as representatives from the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the county, was intended to provide information on phase five of the reintegration and recovery program of the organization.
Speaking in an interview with this paper recently in Harper City, Lyndon Gibson, Program Coordinator, says phase five of the program is meant to solicit views from partners, local county authorities, citizens and residents about basic needs in the county.
He says the WHH Liberia has been operating in the country since 2014 in several thematic areas, including agriculture, health and road rehabilitation, among other infrastructural development.
Mr. Gibson emphasizes that the aim of his organization is to make sure Liberians in rural areas live better life as compared to their brothers and sisters in the urban areas.
He also disclosed that based on the positive response of phase five of the project, the organization is expected to shortly extend her humanitarian arms to Maryland County.
For her part, Lara Horstmann, country program coordinator, notes that the German-based humanitarian organization came to Liberia to buttress the efforts of government in improving the livelihood of citizens and residents.
She said if such program were fully implemented, the living condition of the Liberian people would be on par with others in the sub-region. Also speaking with to this paper at the close of the workshop, the acting president of the Maryland Youth Association Adam GyudeMoore, lauded WHH Liberia for the knowledge provided and appealed to the INGO to extend its activities to Maryland County.
Mr. Moore said considering the thematic areas the organization is working, if its activities were extended to the county, the livelihood of the people will greatly improve.
By George K. Momo/Maryland-Editing by Jonathan Browne