Min. Nagbe Hails Pres. Weah
-For Start Of Military Hospital Construction
The Minister of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Lenn Eugene Nagbe, has commended President George Manneh Weah for beginning the construction of the 14 Military Hospital.
President Weah on Thursday laid the first brick to commence the construction of the 14 Military Hospital located opposite the Edward Binyah Kesselly Military Barrack, Schiefflein Town, Margibi County.It can be recalled that during his inaugural address, President Weah promised that during his tenure as Liberian leader, he will build an army of professionally-trained soldiers who are well paid, highly educated, comfortably housed and cared for medically to the highest standard.
He then promised to construct a modern medical facility for personnel of the Armed Forces of Liberia as part of his first project as president.
Nagbe said the commencement of the construction of the 14 Military Hospital symbolizes the fact that President Weah “will not just talk, but he will talk and do.”
“I will like to say thanks to the President for keeping his promise,” Nagbe said, noting that the work on the Hospital is being accelerated and that the Ministry of Information will take members of the media on a tour soon to see the level of progress made.
He then thanked the Ministry of Finance for providing the first instalment of financial resources to the Ministry of Defense to begin the work.
Meanwhile, Minister Nagbe has also disclosed that the government is concluding negotiations on the financing agreement for the construction of the coastal highway.
He said it is expected that the Minister of Finance will shortly submit the draft financing agreement to the President who will then review, approve and subsequently submit the agreement to the Legislature for consideration.
Nagbe said all of the main projects are on course.
He pointed out that as the budget is what drives government’s policy, the Weah administration has “submitted the first budget of this government and it reflects our priority areas.”