Madam Patricia N.C. Logan, Executive Director of LAS   Madam Patricia N.C. Logan, Executive Director of LAS

Liberia Albino Society Commends Govt For Fulfilling Promise

“No more rent payment, no more citation threatening to evict us from any property anymore, the old age challenge of the Liberia Albino Society (LAS) is now over,” Madam Patricia N.C. Logan, Executive Director of the LAS,” in an exciting mood told  a gathering at a thanksgiving program on Monday, May 4, 2020.

Well the story is now of the past because, the Government of Liberia (GoL) has officially presented a check of US$35,000 to that institution to ensure the purchasing of their land and  the subsequent construction of their headquarters.

“The long journey by LAS  has now been achieved and we are overly happy, excited and also glad to say a big thank you to the GoL for fulfilling its  promise to us,” she stated.

Speaking at  the colorful event,  Madam Logan said the government’s contribution to her institution-LAS  is remarkable, historical and timely and will go a long way for the Albinism Community in the country.

“In this crisis period for the government to release such money to us, (Albinos in Liberia) this is commendable, laudable and welcoming,” she added.

She praised President George Manneh Weah and his government for seeing the need to support the activities of persons living with albinism.

Unlike other less-unfortunate and under-privileged communities in Liberia, the LAS  boss pointed out that it is rare to see persons living with albinism beg in the streets of Monrovia and other surrounding communities because they know the needs of their members and are helping to close the gap though there are other challenges.

Moreover, Madam Logan thanked former President Ellen Johnson- Sirleaf for assisting them to purchase two acres of land in Bensonville, Montserrado County,  which they are  now using to buttress government’s  effort in the health care drive of the country.

The former Liberian leader, she disclosed, also purchased a vehicle for them, and therefore, her support should as well be appreciated and recognized. .

In a happier mood, she showered  praises on the current Government headed by President George Weah for always making history of which they are grateful.

“History has again been made and repeated by Dr. Weah for our institution, the first of its kind in our Country, thank you our true Leader”, Madam Logan emphasized.

According to her, she is confident that the same government, which  has helped them to purchase a one lot of land, the same government can also help to construct their dream two-store building headquarters. 

“The time for the Liberia Albino Society to move forward and make more impact in Liberia with total visibility across Liberia is now,” Madam Logan indicated.

The humanitarian group over the years of existence has been struggling to purchase its  land in order to ensure its regular operations across the country and with the payment of its  land by the government, which will now pave the way for the construction of its own headquarters.

 Meanwhile,  plans  are said to be in the making for the commencement of the construction of the two store-building project.

 

 

Read 487 times Last modified on Thursday, 07 May 2020 07:40
Rate this item
(0 votes)
Login to post comments