Gov’t Commits US$1.5M for Sanniquellie Hospital Relocation

first_imgView of the G. W. Harley Hospital in SanniquellieThe Liberian government has committed US$1.5 million to relocate the George W. Harley Hospital from its present location along a train track in Sanniquellie, Nimba County.Touring the hospital’s facility on Sunday, December 16, President George Weah informed the county authority that the government will provide the cost for the relocation exercise.President Weah promised to relocate the facility because of its close proximity to the railroad. The train movement on the track has produced a noisy atmosphere that has disturbed the comfort of the administration and patients over the years.The president and his team of government officials paid a brief visit to the hospital during his one-day stopover in Sanniquellie, where he attended the opening ceremony of this year’s County Meet Sports fiesta that kicked off on Sunday, December, 16, 2818 across the nation.The G. W. Harley Hospital is one of the oldest government hospitals in the county. It is the seat of the County Health Team, but its proximity to the railroad, which runs from Yekepa to Buchanan, has been a great disturbance to patients and workers.The G. W. Harley Hospital is situated near the main street in front of Charlie Kpowin Community. On the other side of the town, there is the Saint Mary Clinic.George Way Harley (August 8, 1894 – 7 November 1966) was an American Methodist medical missionary. He spent 35 years in Ganta, Nimba County, where he established the Ganta Hospital, a school, and a church. He was known for his research into the local culture and received many honors from the Liberian government and from American and British institutions. Major collections of ceremonial masks purchased by Harley in Liberia are held in the Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology at Harvard University and the Anthropology Department of the College of William and Mary.Over the years, there have been persistent calls for the County health authorities to relocate the facility.In the wake of the calls, ArcelorMittal, a company operating in the county, has constructed a “sound barrier” so as to minimize the noise and vibrations when the train moves past the hospital compound.To achieve the relocation’s plan, residents of Sehkinpa, a suburb of Sanniquellie, have allotted about 40 acres of land to construct the ‘new hospital. The estimated cost of over US$500,000 was earlier earmarked for the construction of the new facility.Meanwhile, residents are celebrating the news that the President has promised to honor the relocation plan of the hospital.In a related development, President Weah on Sunday took the kickoff of this year’s “County Meet,” and spoke on the importance of the event, which he said will enable the youth to showcase their talents.Meanwhile, the President has called on participating teams to show discipline and good sportsmanship as they compete for titles during the prestigious national tournament.He also called on Liberians to use the event, which is held annually to come together in the spirit of national unity and peace.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgBUSINESS: Official figures released from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry this morning confirm that Toyota has been the most popular brand in the county for the first 10 days of the new 152 registration period.Kelly’s lead the way with 66 new registrations and 20% of the Donegal market. They are followed by Hyundai on 57 and Volkswagen on 31.The Top 10 are occupied by four Toyota models, the Rav 4, Corolla, Yaris and Auris.Mr Brendan Kelly of Kellys Toyota told Donegal Daily, “We are delighted to be the No 1 in the county for the new July registration period and for the year to date.“We have 4 models in the Top 10 which shows the diversity of the brand and the ability to suit all needs and budgets. “A number of new initiatives launched by Toyota and available exclusively to the Toyota dealer have assisted us throughout the year.“Toyota Flex finance is a new finance initiative which can be tailored to suit the individual customers need, designed with new levels of affordability, flexibility and assurance.“With deposits starting as low as 7% of the on the road price and interest rates from 4.49% a finance package can be designed for each individual.“Toyota has been widely recognised in the last 12 months as having the best resale value in Ireland.“This has been confirmed by a number of independent studies. This allows us to offer premium prices to our customers for their used vehicle.“Anybody purchasing a new Toyota can rest assured that when it comes to trade in value in a number of years they will have a vehicle which has not depreciated significantly. “Kelly’s Toyota wish to thank all our loyal customers over the years and the many new customers they have introduced to Toyota this year.For details on all Toyota’s, call into the showrooms of Kellys Toyota in Mountcharles and Letterkenny or visit’S TOYOTA RETAIN STATUS AS DONEGAL’S FAVOURITE CAR BRAND was last modified: July 15th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Businessnewslast_img read more