Vice President Joseph Boakai recently presented a fire truck and an assortment of fire fighting equipment to the Liberia National Fire Service (LNFS) as part of government’s efforts to build the capacity of fire fighters.
The donation, the VP said, was also intended to empower the institution in handling some of the outbreaks of fires in Montserrado and nearby counties.
“We want to ensure that LNFS has the capacity to arrest fire incidents whenever there is a fire outbreak. LNFS has really been doing well and I would like to applaud its leadership and all the workers for the effort demonstrated.”
He said another fire truck intended for the city of Voinjama in Lofa County will soon arrive in the country.
Vice President Boakai also referred to an ambulance donated by the Patriots for the Transformation of Liberia in the United States, a group backing the presidential bid of Vice President Boakai.
He praised the firemen of the LNFS for their continued commitment and the government for supporting the organization and ensuring that their capacities are built.
Meanwhile, Vice President Boakai visited the family of the late Former Senator Nathaniel Williams of River Gee County.
Speaking Wednesday in Matadi, Vice President Boakai referred to the fallen former Senator as a “man of his word,” and called on the people of River Gee to find solace in their bereavement, a release from the Office of the Vice President said.