Posts and Telecommunications Minister Fredrick Norkeh
Three Gov’t Agencies Donate To Anti-Ebola Campaign
By: Prince Nagbe
MONROVIA, August 14 (LINA) -The Postal Affairs Ministry, Liberia Telecommunications Corporation and the Liberia Telecommunications Authority have donated a vehicle and assorted medical items to the National Taskforce on Ebola.
The items were presented to the Logistics Coordinator of the National Taskforce on Ebola and Director General of the General Services Agency, Mary Broh, in the conference room of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications in Monrovia on Thursday.
They include a 2012 model Nissan Patrol Jeep, 200 body bags, 200 boots, 600 protective gloves, 500 protective goggles, 530 pieces of disposable protective suits and 500 pieces of protective face masks.
Making the presentation, Posts and Telecommunications Minister Fredrick Norkeh said the donation is intended to help the National Taskforce meet the needs of health workers as they work to bring the Ebola virus under control.
Dr. Norkeh said the donation is also in line with a plea from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf calling Liberians to join in the national fight against Ebola, adding, “it is our moral duty as public officials to lend a helping hand to the National Taskforce to fight Ebola.“
He noted that for the past four months, Liberians have and continue to experience one of the worst Ebola outbreaks in human history, especially at a time when the country is recovering from years of civil unrest.
Minister Norkeh thanked President Sirleaf for the robust approach to contain the disease by declaring a state of emergency and other practical measures that will ensure that the disease is eradicated from Liberia and the sub-region.
Receiving the items, Madam Broh thanked the three government agencies for the donation and assured that it will be used for the intended purpose.
Broh encouraged Liberians to join in the fight to contain the spread of the virus by contributing their meager resources and by volunteering their services at the call center.
She pointed out that the call center could be used in cases of national emergency after the issue of the Ebola disease, adding, “The call center will be fully functional in case of any other future national disaster.”