Liberia: Cummings Saves Currant Hospital in Lofa County from Closure
MONROVIA – The political leader of The Alternative National Congress, Alexander Benedict Cummings has donated Five Thousand United States Dollars to Currant Lutheran Hospital in Zorzor, Lofa County.
The ANC Political Leader donated US$5,000.00/LD $1 million for payment of salaries to employees of the hospital who have not taken pay for the past seven months and were at the verge of protesting.
Mr. Cummings said it is disheartening that professionals and contributors to Liberia’s health system including educational systems will be denied salaries for months by the government, leaving them to being unable to take care of themselves and their families.
Workers at the hospital were at the verge of abandoning their job and closing the hospital when the ANC Boss came to their rescue given the fact that the hospital is the only referral hospital in Lofa County and it’s closure would significantly affect a vast majority of the people of Lofa.
Employees of the entity expressed their impression and joy over the donation of Mr. Cummings and pray that other well-meaning Liberians will emulate the example of this astute statesman.
The Currant Lutheran Hospital in Zorzor, Lofa County is the only referral hospital to 17 clinics and two health centers in the region. The services of the hospital extend to Macenta and Selewelleyea, the Republic of Guinea.
Making the donation on behalf of Mr. Alexander Benedict Cummings, the ANC Vice Chair for Administration, Rev. Josiah Kennedy praised the tenacity of ANC’s Representative Beyan Howard of Lofa County who brought the dire need of the hospital and employees to the attention of the political leader.
Prior to Mr. Cummings contribution, leaders of the local communities charged each household L$100.00 and collected L$213,300.00 to compensate the nurses in the hospital.
In another development, the ANC’S Vice Standard Bearer, Amb. Jeremiah Sulunteh recently donated medical supplies in the amount of US$5,020.25 to the Phebe Hospital, four drums of fuel to four community radio stations in Bong County and two drums of fuel to the Bong Mines Hospital for its operations.
Cummings has said helping his country during these times of failed leadership is beyond party line or Presidential interest but one that all well-meaning Liberians should continue to do in the interest of the nation.