vice president of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), Jallah Grayfield
PUL VP Lauds Government For Declaring Ebola A National Emergency
By Wilfred S. Gortor (Intern)
MONROVIA July 29 (LINA)-The vice president of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), Jallah Grayfield, has lauded President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for declaring the deadly Ebola virus a national emergency in Liberia.
Mr. Grayfield said many Liberians have been yearning for such official proclamation from the President, saying, “these measures as stated by the President to institute procedures regarding public gatherings and screening of people at major entry points are commendable.”
He made the statement Tuesday in an exclusive interview with the Liberia News Agency in Monrovia.
Grayfield described the President’s action as timely, noting that "there is no wrong time to do the right thing."
The PUL vice president has meanwhile recommended that to enhance efforts to defeat the Ebola virus other public entities such as universities, cinemas and video clubs must be temporarily shut down until the menace is eradicated.
At the same time, Mr. Grayfield has called on all Liberians to buttress Government’s effort in the fight against the Ebola virus, noting “some Liberians I believe are still in the denial stage and playing politics with the outbreak. This much stop; what we need to do is to call for more support to fight this devil; Ebola is more than a bullet; it is a 4G killer,” Mr. Grayfield Said.
It can be recalled that the Liberian leader declared the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the country a national emergency when she delivered a special message at programs marking the observance of Liberia’s 167th Independence Anniversary held at the Centennial Memorial Pavilion in Monrovia.
The Liberian leader accordingly constituted a National Task Force, headed by her to combat the Ebola outbreak.
In her capacity as head of the Task Force, President Sirleaf called on women organizations, the Inter-religious Council, market and Labor organizations, political party leaders, traditional leaders and the media advocacy group Press Union of Liberia (PUL) to designate representatives to serve on the taskforce.