Liberia: India Grants Liberia US$2M to Help Complete 14 Military Hospital

From left to right: Foreign Minister Gbehzohngar Milton Findley, Defense Minister Daniel Ziankan, India’s Ambassador to Liberia, HE Y.K. Saillas Thangal and Mr. Upjit Singh Sachdeva, Indian’s Honorary Consul General to Liberia

Monrovia – The Government of India, through its Ambassador accredited to Liberia, HE Mr. Y.K. Saillas Thangal, on Tuesday, August 13, presented a US$2 million grant to the Government of Liberia (GoL). The money is intended to help the Liberian Government completes the ongoing construction of the 14 Military Hospital.

It can be recalled that sometimes ago, President George Manneh Weah broke grounds for the construction of a 200-bedroom military hospital. The hospital is currently being constructed by the engineering battalion of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL).

Speaking after the signing ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia, Amb. Sailas Thangal expressed his government’s delight in working with President Weah to enhance the 14 Military Hospital.

“We are very happy that we are working to enhance in other areas of the Pro-Poor Agenda. Today, the Government of India is pleased to present a US$2 million grant to help complete the 14 Military Hospital so that the hospital can be operational for the use of citizens to have access to medication and treatment,” stated the Indian Envoy.

In furtherance of the bilateral commitment, the Indian diplomat disclosed his government’s initial pledge of providing 50 buses to Liberia. He then assured that the 50 buses will arrive in the country soon.

Also speaking at the signing ceremony, Defense Minister Daniel Ziahkan, in brief remarks, lauded the Indian Government for the gesture and used the occasion to assure the Indian Ambassador that the donated US$2 million grant will be used for its intended purpose.

For his part, Foreign Minister Gbehzohngar Milton Findley, on  behalf of the Government of Liberia, extended thanks and appreciation  to the Government of India for what he described as a major boost for the 14 Military Hospital’s ongoing construction. Minister Findley reminded the Indian Ambassador about the Indian Government’s initial pledge regarding the donation of 50 buses to Liberia; adding: “Our eyes are on you for the arrival of the 50 buses.”