President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf last Tuesday donated a 22-seater Higer bus for the Liberia Amputee Football & Sports Association (LAFASA) in recognition of the many successes scored while representing the country on the international scene.
President Sirleaf said the donation is to show her appreciation to the Amputee Lone Star.
An Executive Mansion release said President Sirleaf made the comments at her temporary office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where the presentation was done.
“This team has always moved Liberia to higher heights when bearing our flag,” she said, “you have always done well during difficult periods, especially commuting from one place to the other in preparation of these games.”
During the presentation of a soccer trophy won in Nairobi, Kenya last year, the LAFASA appealed to President Sirleaf to assist them with transportation to ease their movement as a team, especially for practice sessions.
The Liberian leader, who promised to provide an operator for the bus, encouraged the leadership of the team to arrange local and international matches which she said could be used to raise funds for the upkeep of the vehicle.
Receiving the bus, LAFASA president Melvin Goteh expressed happiness to the president for her support and promised to use the vehicle wisely.
Goteh said the donation has further strengthened them to defend the country in future competitions and promised that the Association will win more laurels on behalf of the country.
Goteh challenged other Liberians to follow the president’s good example. “Now that the President has given us the bus, we call on other well-meaning Liberians to help with the cost of maintenance,” Goteh said.