Group of '77 Receive 18-Seater Bus

Tuesday, 21st November 2006
Monrovia, Liberia - The International Charity Handicap International has donated an 18-seater Hilux Bus worth about 15,000.00 Euros (equivalent to about 18,000) United States Dollars to the Group of 77.

The bus was donated along with original spare parts worth about two thousand United Dollars at a ceremony at the Handicap International office in Mamba Point Tuesday.

Handing the keys to the vehicle to Second Lady Madam Kartumu Boakai, the Country Director of Handicap International Liberia, Mr. Sebastien JUVIN, Mr. JUVIN said his organization was glad to be of help to the Group of 77 as has always been the case.

Mr. .JUVIN hoped the vehicle would help enhance the operations of the Group of 77.

Receiving the keys to the vehicle, the Second Lady, Madam Boakai, thanked handicap International for its continued assistance to the Group of 77.

I want to let you know that this is a big help. I will let the Vice President who has oversight responsibility for the Group of 77 know, and through him the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Madam Boakai said.

She said the vehicle would help enhance operations of the Group of 77, and assured that it will be used for the intended purpose.

Handicap International, a longstanding partner of the Group of 77, is an European Union funded project.

The Country Director,  Mr. JUVIN has meanwhile disclosed that Handicap International will close down its Monrovia office in December due to lack of funding in the foreseeable future.

He however assured that another organization will be established to cater to the disabled in future.