The Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), Elfrieda Stewart Tamba, has applauded both the Redemption and ELWA hospitals for their valuable and committed services to the Liberian people, even in the most challenging period of the country’s history.
Commissioner Tamba, who made donations of 100 gallons of fuel each to the two hospitals on Tuesday and Thursday in Monrovia, said the two health institutions have rendered remarkable services to the public and needed to be supported to continue their invaluable services.
She recalled how the two hospitals played pivotal roles in the war against the deadly Ebola virus that claimed close to 5,000 lives in Liberia, including staff of the two health entities.
“We have come today to identify with you by contributing 100 gallons of fuel to help provide electricity while you continue to serve our people,” Commissioner General Tamba stated both at ELWA on Tuesday and Redemption on Thursday.
Administrators of the two hospitals commended Mrs. Tamba and the LRA for what they described as the invaluable assistance that will help cover cost of fuel.
Rev. Sam C. Carr, Acting Administrator of the ELWA Hospital said the donation signals that somebody is thinking about the hospital and hoped that others can follow the example of the LRA. For his part, the Medical Director of the Redemption Hospital, Dr. Mohammed Sankoh, praised the LRA for its hard work in serving the public and specifically contributing to the work of the hospital.
The presentations are in continuation of the public distribution of fuel coupons to major hospitals and health facilities across the country by the LRA.
The LRA Commissioner General said though the gesture was a tiny contribution from the tax authority, she hopes it will help facilitate the work of the health sector.
The fuel being distributed is part of the 2,000 gallons intercepted and seized late 2015 from Aminata and Sons, Inc. when the company diverted duty free fuel intended for the LWSC to its Kakata Retail Service Station.
So far, the LRA has distributed 1300 gallons of the fuel. Other medical facilities are to benefit shortly.