The National Housing Authority (NHA) will today (Monday July 20), launch the “Empower A Health Worker to Own A Home Campaign,” in appreciation of the dedicated services of health workers to Liberia during the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, and their continuous dedicated services to society.The disclosure was made by Mr. Prince A. Wreh, Deputy Managing Director of Administration during a media briefing in Monrovia. According to Mr. Wreh, NHA’s management team will pay the amount of US5, 000, representing 45% of the cost of a two bedroom housing unit, valued at U$11,000 at the Gobah Town Housing Estate, Brewerville, Monsterrado County and will be processed through a mortgage program with LBDI with a balance of US$6,000 over a period of 10 years.He said a qualified health worker through a vetting process will be awarded with the money as the first payment for the unit.Mr. Wreh further disclosed that health authorities in Monsterrado, Nimba, Margibi, Bong, Grand Bassa and Grand Cape Mount counties were requested to submit the names of five dedicated health workers to the NHA for a raffle draw today at a local resort in Monrovia. Mr. Wreh appealed to line ministries and agencies of government as well as private institutions, donor partners, foreign missions, business community and individuals of good will to emulate the example of the NHA to ensure that more health workers can benefit from the program.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Zimbabwe clinched its first One-Day International series win against Sri Lanka after beating the hosts by three wickets in the decider to secure a 3-2 victory on Monday.Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer won the toss and sent Sri Lanka into bat, with his bowlers restricting the hosts to 203/8 in 50 overs. Opener Hamilton Masakadza then scored 73 runs to help the tourists reach 204 in the 39th over with three wickets in hand, despite a middle-order batting collapse.It was Zimbabwe’s first ODI series victory over Sri Lanka in six attempts.Offspinner Sikandar Raza played a key role in Monday’s victory, finishing with 3/21 — his best bowling figures in one-day internationals, before scoring 27 runs at the end to earn a victory that had begun to look in doubt.Seamer Tendai Chatara struck the first blow, having in-form batsman Niroshan Dickwella caught by wicketkeeper Peter Moor with the total on 3 in the second over. Dickwella had scored successive centuries in the previous two games.Raza had Kusal Mendis caught by Cremer and then bowled Upul Tharanga to leave Sri Lanka tottering on 31/3.Opener Danushka Gunathilaka and skipper Angelo Mathews combined for a 47-run partnership but Mathews fell for 24, caught by Masakadza off Cremer.Gunathilaka brought up his seventh one-day half-century and was dismissed for 52.A flurry of wickets saw Sri Lanka eight down for 153, before ninth-wicket pair Asela Gunaratne and Dushmantha Chameera added 50 runs to give the hosts a more respectable total. Gunaratne was their top scorer with 59 runs not out.In reply, Masakadza and fellow opener Solomon Mire dominated Sri Lanka’s attack with a 92-run partnership which ended when Mire (43) was bowled by Gunaratne.advertisementMasakadza scored his runs in 86 deliveries, including nine fours and a six. He was dismissed when Zimbabwe’s total was on 137, triggering a collapse in which Zimbabwe lost five more wickets for 38 runs to reach 175/7.However, Raza came to the rescue with a run-a-ball 27 to see his side through to a historic win.