Monrovia - Liberia’s Vice President. Joseph N. Boakai, has commended international Charity organization, Samaritan Purse for its holistic approach in giving name to Christianity through the assistances they are providing in all sectors of the country.

The Liberia’s vice President at a program marking the resumption of construction work on the new hospital project in the ELWA hospital area   described Samaritan Purse as a group with a large heart and determination to work for country something he said, is living the real name of the Organization. He named health, agriculture and county airstrips renovation by the organization as some of the developments in some other areas that has been undertaken by the organization.

Vice President Boakai in February 2015 lauded the Samaritan's Purse and its Liberian Partner, Eternal Love Wining Africa (ELWA) Hospital for their immense support to Liberia in the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) which has claimed more than 4,000 lives in the country. Vice President Boakai said during the outbreak of the Ebola virus in March last year in the country, Samaritan's Purse was one of first international humanitarian organizations that began partnering with the Government of Liberia in fighting the epidemic.

The Liberian Vice President cited the manifold worthwhile projects that the Samaritan's Purse has undertaken in Liberia, including the ongoing construction of a 100-bed hospital complex in Paynesville. He also recalled the Philanthropic Organization's invaluable gesture in renovating and refurbishing several local airstrips in Liberia, including the Foya Airstrip which the Vice President dedicated in July 2013.

Speaking further, Vice President Boakai acknowledged his Government's long standing relationship with the SIM and Samaritan's Purse, reaffirming the Government's continued commitment to cooperating with them. He gave a specific note of gratitude to the Samaritan's Purse for being the first to have constructed an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Monrovia, adding that the philanthropic Organization, the ELWA Hospital and other medical institutions have helped greatly in the reduction of cases of Ebola in the country.

100-bed Hospital construction underway

Mr. Gentry Taylor Project Manager of Samaritan's Purse-Liberia has disclosed plans to recommence the construction of a 100-bedroom hospital at its compound in Paynesville, near Monrovia. Mr. Taylor said the Chief Executive Officer of the Samaritan's Purse, Franklin Graham last March committed to building a new Hospital for ELWA.

Making remarks at the program, Mr. Taylor said in fulfillment of this promise, Samaritan's Purse-Liberia has received approval to proceed with the construction of the 100-bedroom hospital with a residency program for training Liberian doctors.