GDA IDENTIFIES WITH THE PEOPLE OF GREENVILLE DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

The Greenville Development Association , USA, Inc (GDA) in the spirit of solidarity, unity and concern is once more identifying with our people in Greenville, Sinoe County, Liberia as we collectively and in conjunction with the county's health team combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the city of Greenville, Sinoe County and its environs.

On April 22nd, 2020; GDA through its liaison Mr. Peter Roberts Toe presented faucet buckets, chlorine bleach, soap and other essential materials to Dr. Jonathan Flomo, Medical Director, Sinoe County as they combat this scurrilous disease in the County.

The Greenville Development Association (GDA), Inc-USA, founded almost twelve years ago, by several sons and daughters of Greenville, Sinoe County, is a 501c humanitarian and project-based organization whose mission is laser-focused on advancing health and education for the citizenry of Greenville, Sinoe County, Liberia, West Africa.

The GDA adopted the Francis J. Grante Hospital as its Priority Project and has assisted in the renovation of the facility. Annually, GDA hosts a fundraising event and uses the funds to purchase and transport medical supplies and other essential materials to the hospital for the children's ward. Many residents and visitors to the City of Greenville, Sinoe County have recognized the facelift the hospital has received and are commending our interest and dedication to the people of Greenville, Sinoe County.

On September 11th, 2009; A Sister City Relationship was established between the cities of Greenville, Mississippi and Greenville, Sinoe, Republic of Liberia. Nurturing that relationship was Greenville Development Association, in collaboration with Mr. Robert Nash, a native of Greenville, MS. and Hon. Cynthia Blandford, Liberia’s Consul-General accredited to Atlanta. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the two cities will further friendly diplomatic relations, enhance cultural and historic understanding and cooperation, and promote international trade. Both cities share historical ties, as the city of Greenville, Sinoe, was settled by freed men and women from Greenville, MS in 1838. These resettled men and women, together with the indigenous inhabitants, built the City of Greenville, Liberia.

GDA also partners with the people of Greenville as we promote the Education of the youths in the County. Currently, GDA, in conjunction with Professor Harold J. Monger Family has granted scholarships to five students at various universities in Liberia. We shall continue to annually contribute significantly to both the medical and educational aspects to our homeland.

To ensure the socio-economic wellbeing of the people of Greenville, GDA approached the management of the National Port Authority Liberia on August 4th, 2010 and requested that a decade old wrecked vessel, one of the casualties of the Liberian Civil War, be removed from entrance of the Port of Greenville. The wrecked vessel was hampering the importation and exportation of essential commodities from the Port of Greenville and the general economic development of the county. The wrecked vessel was removed within six months and the port is currently functioning at almost its pre civil war capacity. The Port of Greenville is the third largest port in Liberia and one of the largest employers in Sinoe County.

As we continue our effort to impact the lives of our people in Greenville, Sinoe County, we are calling on all Sinoeans and people of good will to partner with us in these noble endeavors.

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