The special representative of the president of ECOWAS Commission to Liberia, Tunde O. Ajisomo, has disclosed his organization’s plan to work with member states and investors to assist in Liberia’s post-Ebola recovery agenda.
Ambassador Ajisomo made the disclosure over the weekend at the Zumah Town sports stadium in Paynesville at the start of a football tournament, to mark the celebration of the 40th anniversary of ECOWAS.
Mr. Ajisomo said ECOWAS will be working with many of its partners to support Liberia’s post-Ebola recovery plans, particularly in the areas of infrastructure and healthcare delivery which are cardinal to preventing any further outbreak in the country.
“We need to revive the country’s health sector with huge investments. We can see that the government is concerned about addressing the issue of health and infrastructure and all partners are concerned and working on that also,” he explained.
He noted that Liberia is on the right path of ensuring that its development projects delayed by the epidemic are on the way to recommencing, adding that only a good leadership can begin looking at those issues that are cardinal to development.
“I am gratified to see Liberia making history after the resilient efforts of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, citizens and the partners in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus that stopped many of the country’s development activities including road construction and agriculture.
He said the government had done a very good job in putting together a program which will help to address the post-Ebola recovery issues.