The leadership of the Center for the Exchange of Intellectual Opinions (CEIO) over the weekend certificated Dr. Kenety S. Gee.
Dr. Gee is a Liberian medical doctor, and a preacher, who resides in the U.S., but travels to Liberia annually to identify with compatriots by contributing to the health sector and the church.
The certificate was presented to Dr. Gee by CEIO executive chairman, Franklin K. Wesseh at a resort in Monrovia.
Mr. Wesseh said his group of intellectuals on Carey Street has closely followed the preacher man and observed over the past four years that his visits to the country are immensely rewarding.
“Mr. Gee, even though we don’t live together, your visits back home have and continue to make a positive impact both in the church and on our struggling health sector,” Mr. Wesseh said.
“Since you visited our center on trending national issues a couple of years ago, we have been following you and carefully viewing your activities. You bring in medical equipment for JFK, Phebe Hospital in Bong County and some other clinics around Monrovia and volunteer to serve as a medical doctor in handling some cases at the JFK on pro-bono basis. You preach the Gospel with a heart devoted to the upliftment of their lives,” he remarked.
Wesseh said as a hub for the cross examination of people of all walks of life, the club is prepared to welcome and learn from others, including Dr. Gee.
Receiving the certificate, Dr. Gee said he was greatly surprised by the CEIO’s recognition which he least expected.
“I came back home to offer free of charge medical services including diagnoses of certain sicknesses, health screenings, make prescriptions and treat those illnesses that are curable, but not with the intent of people honoring me for all that I do,” Dr. Gee said.
He said he is, however, appreciative of the CEIO recognition and others who are quietly grateful for his services.
“I am a Lutheran, and as a Christian, we don’t have to be told to do what is right, most especially when it concerns the welfare of other people,” he said.
Dr. Gee revealed that he and his supporters are partnering with the Booker T. Washington Institute (BWI) and have met with Dr. Bernice Dahn, Minister of Health, and shared a plan to contribute to the improvement of the country’s health sector.
He said his visit to CEIO and other public gatherings is to hear about the country’s challenges, especially in the health sector.
“I actually don’t go out for awards, but appreciate you for this recognition and hope it is out of conviction rather than mere sentiments or emotions,” Dr. Gee told the gathering.
He meanwhile called on Liberians to love their own country and work hard for its betterment even if they are on different sides of the political divide.