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Heart Surgeon Urges Liberians To Lead Development
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Heart Surgeon Urges Liberians To Lead Development

By Richard Stephens

MONROVIA, April 7 (LINA) - A visiting Liberian Surgeon, Dr. Wilfred Johnson, says unless Liberians take the lead in the reconstruction process, the country’s development agenda would remain weak.

He said while it is true that the international community was supportive of Liberia’s rebuilding process, Liberians themselves need to give the Government their fullest support to enable it achieve its development agenda.

Dr. Johnson, a Liberian heart surgeon, who worked with the Kentucky State University Hospital in the United States for over 20 years, was speaking to journalists Saturday at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Sinkor where he had gone on a tour of the facilities.

Dr. Johnson said he had come home to acquaint himself with the prevailing conditions in the country, especially in the area of health care delivery following 32 years of absence from the country.

He said it was time that Liberians in the Diaspora with the professional know-how return home to contribute their quota to the reconstruction process of their motherland.

Meanwhile, the Liberian medical practitioner says he is impressed with developments taking place in the country, but noted that the Government needs to do more, taking into account the level of donor support to the country.

He expressed regrets that despite the huge natural resources the country is endowed with, majority of Liberians were still surviving on less than US$1.00 a day.

Dr. Johnson then called on President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to be rigid against officials who take pleasure in converting public funds to their private use.


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