Some called it petit political envy, others viewed it as being politically insecure, and while critics referred to it as small-mindedness and insensitive to the health of the citizens, and a vast segment of the population sored it as the highest degree of naivety in the craft of leadership.
So true, one famous Liberian leader once declared that there is no medicine for fear and to an extent realistically, that even the doctors just don’t have any medication for fear, they too are aware that fear is nothing more or less but fear. Quite frankly, and for some vicious reasons; and despite the psychological aspect of fear that creeps on some people or closes in on others, and sometime scares or frightens the daylight out of a person, it would also be very necessary to draw the red line between fear, and harbored hatred nefariously lubricated by grudge and malice rooted deeply in variety of hidden agendas.
Most often, it is always stated that business is business and Christmas is Christmas, but the worse is to combine business with Christmas, the resultant chemistry is bound to be very unwelcoming and by extension, explosive. However, when we allowed our personally nurtured fear to overwhelm our emotional content and spread onto, and over run our self-control-mechanism thereby eclipsing our ability to openly and freely relate and cooperate with others, then obviously, the governance system, championed by those in leadership is bound to blink; and while the people, besides the privileged few, and their blind loyalists perpetually sink in the sycophantic pool of endless worship; are the ones who pay the price the hard and bitter way for an unleashed clandestinely camouflage-motives saddled with difficulties to explain, take center stage.
And when this happens without being thoroughly checked to dismantle the roaring silent rage, then let us not be fooled into thinking that everything is bound to be fine rather we as a people and country, will be bombarded with such infamous hullabaloos now sinking the expectations of the citizens, as we become confronted with such dilemma beginning with Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan and Senator Abraham Darius Dillon, whose efforts and commitments to vigorously join in the fight using their own medical expertise and resource against the dreadful COVID-19 pandemic; and now the question remains.. Who’s next?
Beginning with the controversial sago of an accomplished Liberian Scientist, the question is what’s going on in the corridor of the Executive Mansion while the richest and most sophisticated nations are desperately craving on bended knees and pathetically falling prey rapidly; with unbelievable, unimaginably and astronomical numbers of deaths and hundreds of thousands of affected victims of the scourge of COVID-19 Pandemic; and even seeking and soliciting professional cooperation to thwart the menace; the fear-choked heavyweights of the Executive Mansion are blatantly rejecting a volunteering offer from one of the world’s most renowned and accomplished medical scientists.
Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan’s request to join in the fight against the global enemy, is not only a demon-driven-imposed crisis on the already vulnerable people of Liberia, but a total wickedness to their survivability by the reluctance shown by the political leaders who chant day and night about how much they love the people and care so much about their health and wellbeing.
Who is grotesquely championing the demonstrated satanic mentality of bottleneck at the Executive Mansion when the threat of Coronavirus is dreadfully deadly and real which requires collective involvement of all its citizens especially those with medical expertise including friendly peoples and countries to quell its infestation, now chronically depopulating the world’s human resource reservoir.
Here is a vivid and shocking case in point. Imagine, most privileged Liberians upon the slightest pain or fever, are well on their way to Ghana for treatment because of the poor shape and very badly challenged health facilities, compounded with vicious odds plaguing all the nation’s healthcare facilitates; paradoxically, the very Ghana so trusted medically by most Liberians, hosted a fantastic health meeting with Dr. Nyan being invited to speak at that auspicious occasion.
This very astute Liberian medical expert proudly welcomed to ‘that Ghana’ to share medical knowledge with practicing fellow medical personalities, is being blatantly cold-shouldered by top movers and shakers in the Executive Mansion.
In communication addressed to Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Nathaniel F. McGill dated on April 25, 2021 from Dr. Nyan, Chief Medical & Scientific Officer (CMSO) Laboratory of Emerging Pathogens Dept. of Molecular pathogens Diagnostics, Shufflex Biomed, LDC (USA-LIB-RW); a volunteering offer was made without any response from the Minister up to present.
But before Minister McGill was forwarded copy of such communication dated April 25, 2021, President George M. Weah was earlier communicated to (with same content) which was dated April 7, 2021. The communication stated “accept my profound compliment as we collectively work to fight the COVID-19 Pandemic around the world. Since the outbreak of the SARS-COV-2 in December 2019, the entire world has been confronted with numerous challenges that are material and human in nature,”
The communication continues: “This has generated the need to mobilize the requisite human expertise and material resources that will enable our countries to successfully defeat the Pandemic. At this stage of the Pandemic response, I humbly submit to volunteering my expertise in helping with the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme in Liberia”.
Concluding, the Liberian Scientist added: “I will be in West Africa around 20th April 2021 to speak at 7th Celebrate LAB meeting 2021 to be held In Accra, Ghana; here, medical Laboratory Scientists, Medical Doctors and other healthcare professionals will be gathering. I will appreciate your response to my Volunteering offer so that I can properly arrange my travel to Liberia after the Accra meeting and determine the duration of my stay in Liberia. I look forward to hearing from you soon”.
Is Dr. Nyan’s professional Volunteering offer to help those at home battle COVID-19 in Liberia which is most needed by the people and by extension, the country, inimical to the health need of the citizens that the Executive Mansion is blatantly rejecting Dr. Nyan’s Volunteering offer which is very troubling? What is happening to the political will power and who and why the offer is being put on the backburner and has now slipped into a coma?
Recently, Minister McGill, according to the Spoon Television and Radio Talk Show confirmed that the government would cooperate with a philanthropy from the United States headed by a Liberian lady who is also an elected Representative in the State of Colorado who heads an Organization called Help Liberia Now, has secured US$1im worth of medical supplies, including over 200 beds, oxygen equipment, just to name a few to be distributed to health centers nationwide. Interestingly, Minister McGill on behalf of the government, did not reject the consignment from coming to Liberia, instead welcomed the gesture.
In the same vein, Montserrado County Senator Abraham Darius Dillon from his legitimate US$15 budgetary allotment known as Legislative Engagement, sliced it into half (US$7,500) and donated it to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to strengthen its muscle in the battle against COVID-19,; which was all in 100 bills; but after a month, was returned to the office of the Senator saying that government does not need the money. Pathetically, when the administration is almost all over the places begging for vaccines and money to fiercely combat the raging scourge pitifully ravaging the lives of so many Liberians and infecting many others; as the vaccines brought into the country have runout without even vaccinating all the people; and ironically, while those who received the first dose and awaiting the second as prescribed, now chances hang in the balance, as those who have not been vaccinated, hope remains in the cold.
So, to reiterate the question raised earlier, after Dr. Nyan and Sen. Dillon, who’s next?
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