September 21, 2023

Foreign Minister Secures Three Million Face Masks, An Ambulance for Liberia

The Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Thelma E. Duncan-Sawyer on July 21 turned over three (3) million face-masks to the Ministry of Health to strengthen the response to COVID-19 and a modern ambulance with all assorted items for the people of Foya District in Lofa County, which is equipped to serve as a mobile clinic.

Acting Minister Sawyer said the ceremony further demonstrates and reaffirms the unwavering support and commitment of Amb. Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr., towards the realization of the vision of His President George Manneh Weah for a resilient and vibrant functioning health system in Liberia.

“In the midst of the global Covid-19 pandemic and being cognizant and conscious of the President’s vision for the health sector of Liberia; the Minister of Foreign Affairs, embarked on a “One Man- 2 Masks’’ Awareness Campaign aimed at mobilizing Ten Million (10,000,000) Face Masks to be distributed throughout the country in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The Minister of Foreign Affairs engaged with good friends and partners of Liberia in the international community and he was able to mobilize Three (3) Million Face Masks.

“We say thanks to Mr. Macro Bourelly, General Manager, and members of CONFIMEA IMPRESE. This organization is the confederation or consortium of Italian Businesses, entrepreneurs, and investors with a membership of over 240, 162 and an estimated 2, 471.734 employees. According to a statement from the Foreign Ministry, the Minister first met with the group in July 2021 when he visited Rome, Italy to attend the Pre-Summit of the UN Food Systems (UNFSS) and later in October 2021 while attending the 3rd Edition of Italy Encounters with Africa Conference in Rome, Italy”, Acting Minister Sawyer noted.

Acting Minister Sawyer expressed special thanks and deep appreciation to Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, Minister of Health of Liberia, and the Incidence Management Team of the Ministry of Health for helping to clear the container out of the Free Port of Monrovia.

Representing the Senior Management Team and employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Acting Minister Sawyer said it is her pleasing honor to also recognize and thank Amb. Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr., Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Liberia, for his astute leadership and reform initiatives which are beginning to bear fruits.

Receiving the supplies, the Minister of Health, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah said the three million face masks will help in the fight against COVID-19 cases, noting that Liberia rate second in West Africa in vaccination administration.

According to Dr. Jallah, the recent data emanating from the National Incident Management System (IMS) shows a continuous decrease in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Liberia.

 “We are very happy to receive these Face masks which will be distributed throughout the country under the campaign “One Man- 2 Masks’’, thanks to Minister Kemayah and all partners fighting to prevent the spread of COVID-19”. 

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