Ganta has been blessed with another health facility to boost the healthcare delivery system in the densely populated city, the county, and country at large.
On Saturday July 23, scores of top government officials headed by Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, along with House Speaker Alex Tyler inaugurated the E&J Medical Center in Ganta, bringing to two the number of medical centers in the city.
The center was constructed by Representative Jeremiah Kpan Koung as part of his deliverables to the people of Nimba County Electoral District #1, as promised in 2011.
The 100-bed hospital is equipped with medical and surgical facilities including X-ray and ultrasound machines, among others. Every ward is well ventilated, with easily accessible and good sanitation system. To give patients and visitors the option of escape, rooms are equipped with TV sets connected to a DSTV facility.
Keynote speaker Vice President Joseph Boakai and Nimba County Senior Senator Prince Y. Johnson praised Rep. Koung for undertaking a project that brings improvement to the health sector.
“This is the kind of development we want in this country; when Liberians do well, let’s come together and give them their praises,” VP Boakai said. “The development of a nation does not exclusively rely on government, but depends on every citizen’s collective effort.”
VP Boakai also urged the citizens to use the facility wisely, calling it a blessing to everybody.
House Speaker Alex Tyler also praised Rep. Koung for a job well done, and urged other Liberians to follow suit, saying, “It is only Liberians that can develop Liberia.”
The occasion was also used to dedicate three school buildings constructed by Rep. Koung’s office, including the Gowee Public School, Walainla Public School and an annex to the J. W Pearson High School in Ganta.
Rep. Koung, was born March 17, 1978, and grew up interested in business.