Liberia is said to be benefiting immensely from its diplomatic ties with India.
On Tuesday February 4, 2020 the Indian Government through its consulate General Donated five modern fire Trucks to the Government and people of Liberia.
The donation according to Deputy Presidential Press Secretary Smith Toby is among other things meant to tackle the recent increase in fire incident in Monrovia and its environs.
Mr. Toby told Executive Mansion reporters Tuesday February 4, 2020 that President George Weah was appreciative of the Indian’s government continual support to Liberia.
He termed the donation of the fire trucks as time especially saving lives and properties of his citizenry.
In an effort to further enhance the capacity of Fire Fighters in Liberia, the Deputy Press Secretary stressed that spare parts for the trucks will be as well in the Country soon as part of the package while training of officers of the Liberia National Fire Service Agency in order to properly and professionally operate the new and modern fire trucks are also underway.
It can be recalled in 2019 the Indian Government also donated buses to the Government and people of Liberia to assist in the public transport sector of the Country.
Currently some of the buses are plying the main streets of Monrovia and parts adjacent and are rendering free transport services to the Liberian people.
In another development Mr. Smith has confirmed the completion of the SassTown housing unit project in Grand Kru County including the Ganta general market project all of which he added will be dedicated soon during the President’s plan County tour.
The tour he noted is important to the fifteen political subdivisions of the Country as each County has significant benefits and role to play during the exercise.
The process is also part of government’s decentralization initiative Smith pointed out.
He said the nationwide tour will begin from Margibi, Bong, Nimba and Grand Gedeh Counties and will subsequently climax in the South Eastern Counties to include: Grand Kru, Maryland, Sinoe, River Gee and many others.
Meanwhile, The Deputy Press Secretary with sadness informed reporters about the dead of Liberia’s Ambassador to Senegal Mary Fossil as the President he indicated expressed his condolences to the bereave family while other diplomatic arrangements are said to be in the making.