NACSUL Defends Gov’t On COVID Herbal Tea

Amid allegations making the round that the government of Liberia paid for the covid herbal tea from Madagascar, a civil society group, the National Civil Society Union of Liberia (NACSUL) said from its investigation conducted, it has come to understand that the tea was realistically donated to the Liberian government through the Ministry of Health and not paid for as being speculated or misunderstood.

In a press release signed by Amos B.S Kanneh, President of the organization and circulated to media houses, copy of which reached this paper, said Investigation as conducted by NACSUL proved that in the middle of COVID, air travel was suspended across Africa and the world over and it had to take a charter flight to get the herb to Liberia.

‘While Madagascar donated the herbs, the country did not bear the cost of transportation of the tea to Liberia or any other nation,’ the group said.

The group maintained that there was no argument that scores of citizens including Ministers, ordinary citizens and stakeholders in the country who were tested positive of COVID19, got revived using the herbal treatment from our African counterparts.

“It is unfortunate that the contributions of MoH/NPHIL and the Incident Management System headed by Dr. Wilhemena Jallah in the fight against COVID spread, is not being appreciated by some citizens but rather being politicized”, the group further stated.

The civil society group urged the public not to politicize the health sector for selfish reasons that tend to undermine the significant contribution made by health workers in the COVID fight that continues today.

“NACSUL calls on National Government through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, local and international partners to provide more support to the health sector in making sure Liberia is COVID free”, the release concluded.

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