The President of the Republic of Liberia, His Excellency Dr. George Manneh Weah has made a cash donation of (US $ 30,000.00) thirty thousand United States dollars to help with the treatment of aiding veteran Liberian journalist and Publisher of one of Liberia’s Independent newspapers, the Inquirer Newspaper, Philip N. Wesseh,
Mr. Philip Wesseh is currently undergoing intensive medical care at the Fidelity clinic on the 20th Street, Sinkor.
According to a Foreign Ministry release, the amount will be used to underwrite transportation and medical bills of Mr. Philip N. Wesseh who is expected to be flown to Ghana for advance treatment.
Presenting the cash amount of Thirty Thousand United States dollar (US$30,000), on behalf of President George Manneh Weah on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, Liberian Foreign Minister H.E. Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr., said when President Weah learned of Mr. Wesseh sickness and was touched, thereby expressing concerned about his conditions.
He stated that President Weah, who cares about his citizens, sent him to come and identify with Mr. Wesseh by donating the amount of USD$30,000 to speedily take the publisher of the Inquirer daily to Ghana for advance medical treatment in order to get him back on his feet to continue his good work to the nation.
Liberian Foreign Minister also noted that the President want to let the family know that he, President Weah is with them in prayer and want to empathize with Mr. Wesseh during this undesirable time of ailment.
‘I wish you fervent hope and pray that you have a speedy recover to the fullest, the President want to see you well, he want to see you pushing the pen’, Minister Kemayah noted.
Foreign Minister Kemayah emphasized that against this background he taught that in the spirit of fast tracking the movement of Mr. Wesseh to Ghana for advance medical treatment, they will support the family to get all traveling documents on time for smooth movement.
He said this is a commitment of government, who want to see a vibrant press, disclosing that the government of Liberia at the United Nations championed a resolution, which was adopted declaring the month of September as the Universal Access to Information Day.
Responding to President Weah good gesture from his sick bed at a local clinic in Monrovia, Mr. Philip Wesseh said the cash donated by the President has solved the problem, “the amount of Thirty thousand United States dollar (USD30,000) donated by President Weah is not a small amount, the amount is so great”.
He said he will be back on his feet very soon and strong, amidst cheers from members of the Publisher Association of Liberia, who went to paid him a visit at the local clinic.
For his part, PAL President Othello B. Garblah, accompanied by PAL’s Vice president Sam O. Dean, former PAL President, Philipbert S. Browne, T-Max Jlateh along with other publishers expressed gratitude to President Weah for the cash donation.
Garblah, expressed thanks and appreciation to the President for identifying with one of their members in person of Philip N. Wesseh, adding that the President’s contribution will go a long way in transporting and settling the medical bill of their ailing colleagues.
He told Minister Kemayah to convey to the President of Liberia, their deep appreciation for his concern and care shown for one of their members.