It came following the release of initial forty thousand United States Dollars (US$40, 000) from the Government of Liberia (GoL) to begin the project. Speaking during the presentation of the check to Scope Construction and architecture company to begin the work, the Executive Director of LAS, Madam Patricia Logan, termed the latest move towards their old age dream headquarters project as a landmark achievement for them. Madam Logan showered praises on the current government for its initial financial assistance towards their project and appealed to them to do more in a move to complete the project on time.
She said Following all of the necessary and standard procedures relative to bidding, she disclosed that the Scope Construction and Architecture Company located in Parker Corner, Plumkor Junction, Brewerville, outside Monrovia, won the bid to construct their modern headquarters. The LAS head, while presenting the check of US$24,000 to the company’s Chief Executive Officer Hassan Sheriff ,encouraged them to do their best with professionalism, commitment and transparency as their yard stick. “We want nothing more than your best and ensure that the trust and confidence we reposed in you is fully implemented, “she stated.
According to her and with the needed funds to be provided to them by the government, she expressed the hope that the project will be completed by 2023 and will serve as a living and gigantic legacy for the CDC led government under the leadership of President George Weah to for the first time in the Albinism history to have a headquarters of their own. The tough talking advocate used the occasion to encourage members of the Albinism community across Liberia to fully abide by all of the health protocols in order to remain safe in the wake of the ongoing global pandemic.
At the same time, the Chief Executive Officer of Scope Construction and Architecture Company, Hassan Sheriff, appreciated the Liberia Albino Society for awarding them the contract to construct their headquarters. He stressed that the move by the government in line with LAS to win such a contract along with three other companies including foreign ones further demonstrates the current government’s effort aimed at empowering Liberian owned businesses. “I am so glad for this opportunity and I want to say a big thank you to President George Manneh Weah and Madam Logan for such a milestone,” Mr. Sheriff stated.
He assured LAS that he has the necessary manpower and professional expertise to do the work in a standard and professional manner and form that will meet their satisfaction. “We will do our best and ensure that quality materials of international standards will be used on the project,” he assured. According to him, the two –year project, when completed, will have three components, including clinic, administrative and operational offices and a social room for extra activities of LAS, among others.