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Senators Say Snowe’s Letter ‘Political Rhetoric’

By Winnie T. Dixon, Intern

MONROVIA, July 18 (LINA) – Two members of the Liberian Senate have described as “political rhetoric” the recent letter of Representative Edwin Snowe calling for the diversion of funds for the Independence Day celebration to the fight against Ebola.

Senators Dan Morias of Maryland County and Geraldine Doe-Sheriff of Montserrado County said the letter “needs not be considered.”

Snowe recently wrote a letter seeking the accord of the House of Representatives for the transfer of funds for the July 26 independence anniversary to the Ministry of Health to acquire equipment and supplies for health facilities and to initiate public awareness on the Ebola virus.

The communication, which was unanimously endorsed by the plenary of the House of Representatives at a well-attended session, also sought to substitute festivities of the day with prayers and fasting for the nation, asking God to deliver the land from the deadly disease.

According to the Liberia News Agency, the two Senators said during regular session Thursday that the independence committee had already decided to contribute US$100, 000 to the fight against Ebola long before his communication was written.

The Senators indicated that the independence celebration was too minute compared to the containment of the virus, adding that the ministry will still need more funds even if all the monies allocated for the independence celebrations were given as suggested by Representative Snowe.


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