Monrovia- Liberia’s Ambassador-at- Large, Prof. Riccardo Milici has intensified his humanitarian services to Liberians, reaching out to communities, Churches and clinics in Montserrado and Grand Bassa Counties.
Prof. Milici, a bone and spine specialist, is an Italian national. He was appointed as Liberia’s Honorary Ambassador to Italy in 2019 in the wake of his immense humanitarian activities in Liberia.
His appointment continues to pay off following his recent trip to Liberia, where he treated over 400 people with spines, bones, joint and paralysis problems.
On January 5, he donated an assortment of medical supplies to the Janet Clarke Clinic in the Pipeline Road Community in Paynesville as part of his anti-COVID-19 intervention.
A highlight of his trip also came in December 2020 when he attended the annual conference of the Pentecostal Churches of Apostolic Faith International- Liberia Diocese in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County where he donated 100 bags of cement towards the construction of the Chruch’s national headquarters in Mount Barclay, Montserrado County.
Then in Monrovia, he was awarded a certificate of appreciation by the Trumpet of Praise Tabernacle in Sinkor in recognition of his service to humanity and for the the treatment of several of the congregation’s members with various health deficiencies ranging from spine, bone and joints.
A Pledge to Expand Services
In an exclusive interview with FrontPage Africa, Prof. Milici said it was an honor to be appointed as Liberia’s Ambassador at large; and as a specialist, he was happy to be in Liberia to render assistance to the needy population.
“It is a great opportunity for me to be appointed as Ambassador at large for Liberia, which puts me in a better position to help so many people,” he said.
“Most of these diseases and deformities are treatable. But in Liberia, it appears that when you experience these conditions, you are cursed and cannot be treated. So, with my own inventions, I am very glad that I am helping people recover and to have confidence to live and be happy again.”
Prof. Milici is a renowned professor at the MSK Kinesis Pain International Institute based in the United States. He invented his own machines that he uses to successfully treat and cured people with these medical deficiencies. He revealed that plans are underway to extend his outreach to more counties in rural Liberia.
Advocating for Investment
In addition to his humanitarian services, Prof. Milici has pledged to engage potential investors in Italy and Europe and the west to invest in Liberia. He revealed that he has already begun engaging potential investors at world business forums and other platforms to attract foreign investors to Liberia.
Some of these international forums include the first UNICART Tourism International Conference organized by the the International conference on Academic Research and Tourism and other partners held in Italy in December 2020, and the 3rd Interdisciplinary international conference held in Albania.
He congratulated the newly appointed Foreign Minister of Liberia, Dee Maxwell Kemayah on his preferment and expressed optimism that the Minister will succeed in leading the nation’s foreign policy as envisioned by President George Weah and the Government.
Meanwhile, Ambassador Milici was honored by several faith based organizations for his humanitarian services to Liberians. The Evangelical Children Rehabilitation Program (ECREP), in a statement through its Chief Executive Officer, Bishop G. Abraham Powell said his organization honored him in appreciation of his voluntary medical services rendered children and parents of Pipeline’s Old Field Community.
The Trumpet of Praise Tabernacle also presented Ambassador Milici a certificate of appreciation. In a statement under the signatures of the Church’s Senior Pastor, Bishop, Dr. Isaac J. Mehn, Sr., and the Deacon Ministry’s Acting Chairman, John B. S. Davis said, “In appreciation of your service to humanity, the Bishop, officers and members of Trumpet of Praise Tabernacle, hereby appreciate you for all that you did for the saints of Trumpet of Praise Tabernacle and the people of Liberia.”
Ambassador Milici’s affiliation with Liberia started few years back when he joined a team of medical experts and visited the country. While in the country, the team treated people with bone, joints and muscle problems with telemedicine technology.