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PIOM Donates Towards Ebola Fight In Grand Gedeh County
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Grand Gedeh County Task Force Chairman, Superintendent Peter L. Solo

 

 

 

 

PIOM Donates Towards Ebola Fight In Grand Gedeh County

By Chris Nyenapee, Grand Gedeh County Correspondent

ZWEDRU, Sept  9 (LINA)-The Management of Putu Iron Ore Mines (PIOM) has presented several items to the Grand Gedeh County Ebola Task Force to enhance its fight against the deadly Ebola disease.

Items presented include thermometers, one hundred buckets with faucets,  a consignment of disinfectants including fifteen cartons of chlorine and fifteen cartons of Clorox.

The company also said it will give one hundred gallons of fuel monthly for a period of four months effective immediately, with similar contribution to the Putu administrative district Ebola Task Force where it directly operates.

Presenting the items, the PIOM Manager for Government Relations and Corporate Affairs, Ambassador Sedia Bangoura, praised the task force for being proactive.

She said the company was pleased to identify with this bold initiative aimed at preventing the deadly disease from entering the county.

The presentation was made at a well-attended indoor program graced by members of the County Ebola Task Force, the UN family, security forces and the business community held in the conference room of the administration building

Receiving the items, the County Task Force Chairman, Superintendent Peter L. Solo extended thanks and appreciation to the company for the donation which, he said, is timely.

Giving a brief history of the task force and its achievements, plans and constraints, he said the task force has been extended beyond its statutory bounds to include NGOS, CBOS and the UN family to share ideas and experiences all aimed at helping to fight the virus.

“Through it all,” he stressed, “the task force has been able to decentralize at district, chiefdom and clan levels of the county to spread the messages about Ebola and  how it infects, affects and can be prevented” including the avoidance of old habits such as handshakes and others.

He said already, the task force has been receiving support from several quarters, including the Ministry of Internal Affairs which gave the initial financial helping hand in the amount of one hundred and ninety four thousand Liberian dollars, followed by the county legislative caucus, twenty five thousand United States dollars ,UNMIL twenty five thousand United States dollars and UNDP twenty five thousand United States dollars to  help fight the disease.

He used the occasion to disclose a number of decisions aimed at stopping the spread of the virus to the county, including closure of borders with affected counties and restriction of movement in the Southeastern region now in place with the approval of the national government which has deployed a contingent of AFL soldiers at the Cestos Bridge bordering Grand Gedeh and Nimba counties and the gateway to the region.

Superintendent Solo concluded that the task force prioritizes awareness and sensitization about the disease, noting that a team of technicians to train health workers on the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is expected to arrive in the county soon.

LINA/CTN/TSS

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