LAS Fears Eviction Seeks Government Timely Intervention By: Julius Konton

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The Liberia Albino Society has called on National Government to live up to its approved financial commitment in order to rescue them from shame and public disgrace.

The non for profit body due to its failure to meet up with its financial obligation has been issued an eviction notice from its estate owner.

The Executive Director of LAS, Patricia Logan said they are worried with less than a month to the eviction deadline by its renter.

“This is a serious emergency for us and we want National government swift intervention,” she told reporters.

Madam Logan who commended national government for previous support to them over the period also urged the government through Finance and Development Planning Minister Samuel Tweah to do the needful in order to save their face.

“We are embarrassed, we are troubled and this is the crucial time that we need the government’s intervention,” she told reporters.

LAS financial crisis is also affecting its ongoing project which was highly supported by the Government but said project has now come to a standstill due to financial challenge.

Madam Logan noted that  they are also in huge debt from the local project contractors as a result of the government’s delay in releasing its approved funding, this, she pointed out, is embarrassing .

“We are also running a free clinic at our office and the eviction if effectuated which we do not pray for will also have a serious impact on our members including others who we normally render free medical care to,” she further narrated.

The Liberia Albino Society over the years has been contributing to the society through the rendering of free medical services to its members including residents in its surrounding communities.

The donation of educational materials, food and nonfood items and provision of scholarship among others have been its contribution to the larger society.

LAS is noted boosting when the organization broke grounds for the construction of its modern headquarters project.

The project has reached some appreciable level but is now on hold due to financial challenge.

Meanwhile, LAS has appealed to the land owner to give them small time as they are working along with national government in order to help adequate address their issue.

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