Welthungerhilfe (WHH), an international non-governmental organization formerly known as German Agro Action (GAA), has donated equipment worth more than US$9,000 to four government line ministries in Monrovia.
The ministries include Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and Ministry of Public Works.
The equipment donated were desktop computers, multifunction printer-copier-scanners, laptops and file cabinets.
Speaking during the handover ceremony at Welthungerhilfe’s Country Office in Monrovia, the Country Director of the institution, Hubert Charles, said his organization has been working with government ministries for a very long period of time and the need for support to strengthen the capacity of these ministries for continual partnership, smooth and effective working with his organization cannot be overemphasized.
He stated the total cost of the equipment as more than US$9,000.
According to him, WHH is currently working with the government of Liberia in implementing several projects in the country that are aimed at improving the living conditions of the Liberian people, particularly in the southeast.
“We are working with several relevant government ministries to support the implementation of the government’s Pro-Poor Agenda. And our aim is to ensure that those ministries are strong enough to work with us in responding to the needs of the Liberian people, especially those residing in the South-east. If the capacities of those ministries are enhanced, we can effectively work to improve the lives of the people,” he explained.
He stated that the donation is not the first of its kind, but something they do periodically whenever the need exists.
Commenting on the impact of projects his organization is implementing in Liberia, the WHH Country Director explained that WHH is making a tremendous impact on the lives of Liberians in the areas of health, agriculture and nutrition.
“If you travel to the Southeast, you will discover that a large number of people can now access health facilities. We are working to build and rehabilitate several health facilities in that part of the country with the aim of improving health care delivery to better the lives of the people,” he said.
He disclosed that the biggest isolation Unit in the southeast built by his organization in Fish Town, River Gee County, was recently dedicated by President George M. Weah during his visit to the Southeast.
“The President recently broke ground for the construction of 80 bed-hospital in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County, which is a very huge investment in the health sector. This health facility will carter to thousands of citizens in that part of the country when completed,” he explained.
Mr. Charles further said, “We are at the completion stage of the Rivercess County Hospital construction in Gbediah, Rivercess County and we are hopeful that the President will be invited to commission it very soon,” he added.
He said that they are also working with farmers in an effort to increase their yields in addition to rehabilitating farm-to-market roads to create market access for their produce.
Meanwhile, representatives of the beneficiary government ministries have thanked WHH for the equipment and promised to use them to enhance their works, respectively, as intended.