In the wake of addressing and as well as contributing to the health care delivery system of Liberia, the Association of Bong Miners in the United States of America and the Diaspora at large, put smiles on the faces of its of residents of Bong Mines when they for the first time in the history of the area donated a forty-foot container of medical supplies and other basic health needs to the people in that area.
The arrival of the delegation of “ABM” to Bong Mine on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 was greeted with joy and celebrations from the people.
Speaking to residents of the area, the President of the Association of Bong Miners in the USA, Benedict Philips said the “ABM” family was glad to give back to their homeland.
The donation, he added was made possible by members of the group in the USA and the diaspora at large who were once residents of Bong Mine and saw it befitting to in their Motto: Rise and Give Back To Bong Mines, Diaspora.
Health he added is key as such he and his members saw the need to assist their people back home.
“ I am so happy to be back home and seeing the welcomed we received makes us feel so happy”
He encouraged the beneficiaries to use the medical supply wisely for the benefit of all.
Speaking to reporters the “ABM” boss said more plans are in the making by his group to help transform the lives of their people.
He called on them to be united, work as a time and focus on positive initiatives to help develop Bong Mine.
In a happy mood, some of the beneficiaries mainly women commended the “ABM” family for the timely and meaningful gesture.
Esther Ballah, Bendu Zinnah and Rev. Elijah Harie thanked the group for the initiative.
According to them they have been in dare need of the medical and other meaningful health supplies and with the timely intervention of ‘ABM” things health-wise will be better for them.
The Hospital according to the Medical Director Dr. Francis Obaizi is happy to receive such huge supplies but was quick to add that more needs to be done to ensure that they render effective services to the people of Bong Mine and Liberia in general.
He said logistical support and other essential materials needed to run the day to day affairs of the Hospital is lacking, he noted.
Dr. Obaizi wants prompt intervention in electricity challenge at the Hospital which he indicated is a major hindrance to their operations.
He assured the “ABM” family that accountability will be totally upheld to the core in the usage of the medical supplies and other items.
At the same time a senior member of the “ABM” in Liberia Rev. Gidea Johnson said the initiative by the group is the beginning of more to come but warned them that only through transparency and fairness for the targeted beneficiaries more support will be given to the people.
At the same time the local coordinator of “ABM” in Bong Mine Rev. Elijah Harie also promised that he and his people will provide maximum security for the supplies in the best interest of them all.
Meanwhile some of the items donated are; Drugs, Surgical Glooves, Hospital Beds and Beddings, Wheel-Chairs, Scales, Food, Thermometer and many others.
The group is expected to return in the area in six months, promising to further help assist the people in health and other development areas.