The Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA) has donated 20 tanks of Oxygen to the Star Base COVID-19 Treatment Unit to support the government in the fight against Covid-19.
At the donation held on Friday, September 10, 2021, at the StarBase Treatment Unit on the Bushrod Island in Monrovia, ULAA's National Representative, Pastor Trokon Agustin Kanneh, said the donation is valued at US$4,700. Kanneh indicated that the presentation of the material was the organization's own way of contributing to the national fight against COVID-19 in Liberia.
"We thought it wise to be a part of what God is doing as a team and to present to the Star Base these oxygen tanks. There have been a lot of challenges since this pandemic started, but by the grace of God, we are here today. We bless God that it is reducing and not as before,” Mr. Kanneh said.
Mr. Kanneh said God is doing great things and saving lives in Liberia and lauded those in the diaspora for always supporting Liberians and Liberia. Receiving the donation, Dr. Ibrahim Ajami expressed gratitude to ULAA for the timely donation, while lauding Liberians, the private sector, and the government continued support in the fight against Covid-19 to the Management Team.
“Honestly, if we look at the numbers from other African countries, and look at ours, we can say that the Ministry of Health, WHO, and all our partners now including the private sector has been doing incredibly well,” Dr. Ajami said.
Dr. Ajami said Liberia’s data shows that the numbers of Covid-19 cases have been low for over a month now, and it's because of the cohesion that is between the teams that are involved in this management and the Liberian people in general. He further lauded ULAA for the donation and promised to use them for the intended purpose, while pledging their continuous commitment in striving to save lives.
Lucy Wilson Kear, ULAA’s Covid-19 Taskforce Chairperson for Liberia said she's grateful to be alive to give back to society and also part of the donation process. Mrs. Wilson Kear said she lost her relative because of not having adequate equipment from the ELWA Hospital last year July though she did not name the equipment.
Meanwhile, Mr. Kanneh presented tanks on behalf of the Board Chairman Alfred Sieh, President of ULAA Mr. Vambah Konneh, the COVID-19 Taskforce Chairperson Mrs. Lucy Wilson Kear, and the team of leaders of the association overseas.