Kokoyah District — The days of strolling lengthy distances in seek of healthcare services and products for citizens of Sayweh Town Community in Kokoyah District are over after the Turkish Mining Company, MNG Gold, on Monday, 12 December tuned over a brand new health center to citizens.

The nine-bed room health center, which prices US$70,000.00 was once no longer section of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the corporate and the Liberian executive. The health center has a placenta pit, maternal wards and others crucial departments to reply to provider supply.

Speaking on the determination rite, the General Manager of the corporate, Cem Koray Yagci, mentioned the development of the health center is a very powerful in assuaging the issues confronted by way of citizens of Sayweh Town in getting access to healthcare.

Yagci mentioned the corporate stays dedicated to running onerous to scale back the alarming quantity of ladies and their newborns loss of life due to kid delivery headaches and the lives of locals.

“This construction of this clinic will directly help improve health service delivery for mothers and babies as well as locals in Kokoyah District,” he mentioned. Giving an summary of the undertaking, Benedict Sayeh, the corporate’s Government and Public Relations Manager, mentioned voters, via their lawmakers, had negotiated with the corporate to construct a health center for citizens of town, a plea he mentioned the corporate heeded.

The program was once graced by way of dignitaries, together with lawmakers of Bong and Grand Kru Counties, Superintendent Esther Walker of Bong County, Dr. Cynthia Blapooh, Bong County Health Officer, native leaders, amongst others.

Speaking on the program, Senator Prince Moye of Bong County lauded the corporate for the initiative, however alternatively, cautioned citizens of the district to constructively have interaction the corporate to ship on its Corporate Social Responsibilities. He mentioned whilst it’s true he (Senator Moye) is on one hand pressuring the corporate to pass the additional mile in assembly the urgent wishes of citizens of Kokoyah District, it was once vital they start constructively attractive the corporate to show their love for district.

Senator Moye clarified that the development of the health center was once by no means enshrined in the MOU signed between the federal government, citizens of the district and the corporate.

Dr. Blapooh, making remarks on the instance, admonished group contributors take the power as their very own, and take it as a chance, she thanked Yagci for the health center and requested him to lend a hand take the liabilities whilst the Government of Liberia prepares to enlist nurses on its payroll.

Dr. Edwin Dennis, Director General of the National Bereau of Concessions, mentioned the development of the health center was once certainly well timed and mentioned he had indubitably it woud have an affect at the lives of citizens of Kokoyah. I’m so thankful that MNG Gold for setting up one of these gorgeous facility for our other people.

Like othe audio system, he pleaded with the corporate to start paying well being staff who will likely be assigned on the health center till they may be able to be enlisted on executive’s payroll.

Speaking additionally, District One lawmaker, Albert Hills, was once complete of reward for the corporate, describing the power as a dream come true. Rep. Hills, mentioned restricted well being amenities in faraway portions of the rustic are a big contributing issue. “The distance from most communities to available health facilities is long. So people, especially pregnant women, find it difficult to access crucial health services when they need them,” he mentioned, including, “with the construction of this clinic locals are going to benefit immensely.”

He hailed the joint efforts of his place of job and previous Bong County Senator Henry Yallah for pressuring the corporate to see the desire to assemble a health center for locals, although it wasn’t enshrined in the MOU.