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Bankers Association Boosts NPHIL’s Effort In Fighting COVID-19

In support of the government’s efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus that is claiming the lives of Liberians and others globally, the Liberian Bankers Association (LBA) has donated a huge consignment of food and non-food items to the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL).
The LBA’s donation which was done recently at the NPHIL office in Congo Town is intended to curtail the spread of the coronavirus pandemic as well as provide the much needed support to health workers across the country.
Led by its president, John B. S. Davies, III; LBA’s head of Secretariat, Doren McIntosh and her Assistant, Sarah Lamie, the LBA donated 15 pieces of thermometers, 50 cartons of chlorox, 50 cartons of Pop soap, 20 cartons of alcohol, 100 bags of 25kg rice, 50 gallons of argo oil and five cartons of hand gloves, respectively.
The LBA is comprised of nine banking institutions including the Liberian Bank for Development and Investment, United Bank for Africa Liberia, Ecobank Liberia Limited, GNBank, AccessBank, Global Bank, Guarantee Trust Bank, International Bank Liberia, Afriland Bank as well as Central Bank of Liberia.
Presenting the items on behalf of the LBA, Mr. Davies said the donation is intended to awaken the interests of everyone to join the government in the fight against the coronavirus pointing out, “Coronavirus has no cure and so it is the responsibility of all Liberians to join and support the fight against this deadly menace.”
He acknowledged the efforts of the government in containing the virus and called on all Liberians to help in whatever ways they can. “We know that each member of the financial institutions within the LBA is making efforts and small strives in their own capacity to lend a hand of support to the national government,” Davis stated.
“Again, it’s not so much of the magnitude we have provided; it is the gesture that is important. We know that in order to defeat this very difficult enemy, it requires that all of us to bring our little droplets of water and in the final analysis, we will make a mighty ocean that can wash this virus away,” he reiterated.
NPHIL’s Director General, Fallah receiving the donation on behalf of the government expressed gratitude to the bankers association on this note; “We want to say thank you very much and on behalf of President George M. Weah, who has taken this active leadership role in the fight and the Minister of Health, Dr. Jallah and all of the members of NPHIL.”
Dr. Fallah said though it is a long and difficult road, he is assured that Liberians are committing themselves to the fight.

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