His Excellency Sidie Mohamed Tunis, Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament has donated $10,000 to facilitate developmental projects in Sime Darby Central High School and Bomi County Medical Center, Liberia.
The Speaker made the donations during an oversight visit to some communities across the Bomi County as he entered Liberia through the Sierra Leonean/Liberian border to attend the delocalized joint committee meeting of the ECOWAS Parliament which is billed to hold from 13 to 17 April, 2021.
The Speaker made the donation on behalf of the ECOWAS Parliament stating that $5,000 to the Sime Darby Central High School and another 5,000 US Dollars to Bomi Medical Center. Tunis said the visit to the institutions was aimed at bringing the ECOWAS Parliament to the people, engage with them to know their challenges and how their challenges can be addressed.
The Speaker in his words said, “the future of this country is in your hands. Today you are seated there, tomorrow you will be standing up here, but that depends on you and how focused you are, especially you the women. In Parliament we are focusing on women empowerment as priority so that tomorrow you do not just end up in the kitchen but become world leaders, doctors, lawyers and other great professionals”
At the Bomi Medical Center, the Honorable Speaker noted that the donation was also a support from the ECOWAS Parliament to strengthen the health system, commending the hospital administration for catering for three counties. He also promised the management of the hospital to convey their challenges to the Liberian President, George Weah to ensure they get all the required support.
In a vote of thanks, Honorable Melvin Snowe, Senator representing the Bomi County and head of Liberia’s Member delegates to the ECOWAS Parliament, also appreciated Speaker Tunis for his support to the hospital noting that the medical center played a significant role during the Ebola pandemic as it catered for the health needs of three different counties.