Korea Donates 350 Computers to Government of Liberia

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Monrovia – The Government of the Republic of Korea, through its embassy, has donated 350 pieces of computer sets to the Government of Liberia valued at US$105,000.

The items were presented to Foreign Minister Marjon Kamara by the Korean Ambassador to Liberia, Noh Kyu-duk, during a brief ceremony at the ministry’s conference room earlier this week.

The items included monitors, central processing units (hardware), keyboards and mouse.

In his brief statement, Ambassador Kyu-duk said the items were his government’s contribution to assist the Liberia “bridge the digital divide”.

Receiving the items, Foreign Minister Kamara extended thanks and appreciation to the Government of the Republic of Korea for another manifestation of the friendship between the two countries. She indicated that the donation was an important contribution to bridging the digital divide alluded to by the Ambassador Kyu-duk.

“The world is increasingly conducting business electronically and your contribution will help the Ministry and the government in general upgrade so that we can work more efficiently and connect better through the internet with our external environment,” she said.

Foreign Minister Kamara said her ministry will collaborate with the General Services Agency, the agency responsible for government assets, to develop an agreed plan for the distribution of the items to ministries and agencies most in need.

Madam Kamara assured that at the end of the distribution exercise, she will share the list with the Ambassador so that he may visit the recipient ministries and agencies and convince himself that his government’s donation is serving the purpose for which it is intended.

“Ambassador Kyu-duk, the computers, which I term “precious commodity,” will be used for the purpose for which it was given,” she guaranteed.

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