MONROVIA, LIBERIA – The Ministry of Health has clarified that there was no irregularity or any financial wrongdoing in the Madagascar herbs arrangement.
The Ministry’s clarification comes amid growing misconceptions regarding the process that preceded the bringing in of the Madagascar herbs, which was being promoted in that country as a cure for coronavirus at the time.
During the heat of the coronavirus outbreak, the leadership of Madagascar offered to share with Liberia, with no cost, some quantities of the Madagascar herbs.
However the Ministry said the offer did not include the transportation of the herbs, making it a responsibility of Liberia to facilitate the movement of the herbal tea from Madagascar to Liberia.
The Health Ministry statement said considering the emergency nature and in an attempt to save lives, seventy one thousand United States Dollars was paid to arrange a chattered flight to bring the herbs from Madagascar to Liberia.
The Ministry has maintained that, Minister Wilhelmina Jallah, as head of the Incident Management Systems, has the responsibility to save lives especially in an emergency situation that the country was faced with.