Liberian President announces emergency disaster meeting after visiting disaster scenes, C.H. Rennie Hospital in Margibi and Waterside.
President George Weah made rounds on Monday, to have firsthand assessment of two disaster scenes, after which he announced an emergency meeting of his disaster management stakeholders for possible actions.
The biggest public referral hospital in Margibi County, the C.H. Rennie Hospital, was gutted by fire, and a major annex burned down completely on Sunday, while a fuel tanker burst into flames on Saturday on crowded Water Street in Monrovia, destroying countless private properties, including business centers.
President Weah on Monday, first drove to Kakata, just 24 hours after the Hospital fire disaster before running back to Monrovia to see for himself the situation on Water Street.
Apparently dejected after seeing the magnitude of the fire disaster, the President walked through charred debris of zinc and collapsed pieces of blocks that littered the hallway of the main burned structure of the hospital in Kakata.
Speaking to reporters later, President Weah did not hold back his feelings in saying that the burning of the hospital, which serves the people of Margibi County and parts adjacent, is one of several disasters that have befallen the nation in a month’s time.