Liberia’s President, Dr. George Manneh Weah, has welcomed the French Government’s Covid-19 Emergency Humanitarian Aid to Liberia, promising that the donation will be utilized properly to fight the raging pandemic.
Upon arrival at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) on Saturday, July 3, 2021 from Paris, France’s Ambassador to Liberia presented to President Weah 56,800 rapid antigenic tests as well as 4 OSIRIS3 Transport Respirators to aid and strengthen the Government’s capacity to contain Covid-19 fight.
The donation, which is a fulfillment of pronouncement made by President Emmanuel Macron last week during a meeting with the Liberian Leader, will allow the Liberian Ministry of Health reorganize, decentralize and speed up Covid-19 test across the country.
It will also go a long way in decongesting the national Reference Laboratory which conducts the PCR tests.
Making brief remarks at the turnover ceremony, President Weah expressed heartfelt gratitude to government of France for its continuous support to Liberia, mainly as the country is overwhelmed by the resurgence of the virus.
The Liberian Chief Executive expressed joy that Liberia is feeling the impact of France’s presence in the country, evidenced by the donation to help in the fight against Covid-19.
President Weah particularly stressed that he is not surprised by the interventions France continues to make in Liberia’s development drive, considering what France did when he first visited the European nation within few weeks of his presidency.
Dr. Weah assured the French government and people of Liberia’s unflinching commitment in ensuring that the relationship between the two countries is deeply harnessed from time to time.