The Managing Director of National Housing Authority (NHA) Samuel Wlue, and two other deputy directors have pledged one month salary to a qualified healthcare worker to own one of its 2 bedroom housing units in Brewerville, outside Monrovia
The two others are Prince A. Wreh, Deputy Managing Director for Administration and Gyude W. Allision, Deputy Managing Director for Technical Services.
At the Ministry of Information regular press briefing on Capitol Hill in Monrovia, Tuesday Deputy Managing Director for Administration Prince Wreh said they were gratified with the level of professional work exhibited by healthcare workers during the outbreak of the deadly Ebola crisis.
The combined amount in question, which is one month salary, is the initial 20% or US$4000 required by the National Housing Authority through its mortgage payment program with the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment, (LBDI).
Director Wreh, on behalf of his deputies, expressed gratitude and appreciation to the courage, sacrifices and efforts exhibited by Health Workers even after the declaration of Liberia being free of the virus by the World Health Organization.
Wreh said, “NHA envisions that this program will enhance home ownership for employees within the Health Care Sector at its Brewerville (Gorbah’s Town Estate) and other areas applicable. NHA in consultation with stakeholders and its Health Care
Ambassador Dr. Phillip Ireland, an Ebola survivor, to roll out to empower healthcare workers to own their homes.”
He further called on Liberians, including public and private institutions to join this noble effort to ensure that healthcare workers become beneficiaries and own homes through Mortgage Down Payments (US$ 5,000) Assistance.
The three NHA staff commended Dr. Phillip Ireland, describing him as “NHA Health Worker Ambassador & an Ebola Survivor, for his guidance in the formulation of this initiative and commitment in supporting the Liberian healthcare workers in owning a home.”
He said the NHA has recognized the numerous challenges faced by healthcare workers during the heat of the Ebola crisis and has decided to honor them through this policy gesture.
The candidate will be selected through a vetting process by the NHA and the qualified applicant will be referred to the LBDI to commence the mortgage program that has tenure of ten years, after which the full time home ownership will be given.
He said the National Housing Authority has demonstrated over the years at various housing projects, including Stephen Tolbert, EJ Goodridge, New Georgia, Old & New Matadis a commitment to empower Liberians to own affordable homes.
“Other estates include those in Voinjama, Buchanan, Sanniquellie, Brewerville Phase I & 2 and the up-coming Marshall Estate and the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Housing Estate,” Mr. Wreh explained.
On behalf of his deputies, Director Wreh expressed gratitude to the management of NASSCORP, NOCAL, LBDI, Central Bank and the Ministry of Finance & Development Planning for their continued cooperation with the NHA in supporting their housing’s projects.