President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Health Workers Laud Pres. Sirleaf’s ‘Caring Leadership’
MONROVIA, September 17 (LINA) - Healthcare workers have praised President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for her ‘caring leadership and courage’ in the Ebola fight.
The healthcare workers said she has demonstrated a high level of care for those on the frontline of the fight, allowing them to frankly engage their President on challenges and prospects in the Ebola fight.
At the same time, the Bong County Health Team has also assured President Sirleaf and the county Task Force of breaking the transmission due to the vigorous contact tracing mechanism now put in place as well as the cooperation of residents in various communities around the county.
According to an Executive Mansion press release, President Sirleaf over the weekend toured healthcare facilities in Bong County to assess the needs of these facilities in the Ebola fight.
The tour took her to the C.B. Dunbar Hospital in Gbarnga, Phebe Hospital in Suakoko and the Bong Mines Hospital in lower Bong County.
During the visit, the Liberian leader, who chairs the National Ebola Taskforce, also made stops at healthcare facilities in Zeansue, Salala and Totota while en route from Gbarnga to Bong Mines.
President Sirleaf thanked the healthcare workers for keeping the facilities opened and providing services for regular sicknesses.
She also assured the healthcare workers of improvement in their wages and other benefits including risk benefits which is being finalized by government and would inform them shortly of the upward adjustment.
Meanwhile, more donations continue to come in support of Government’s fight against the Ebola virus disease, with the latest coming from the Fula Community in Liberia.
According to an Executive Mansion release, the donation worth almost US$150,000 includes three pickup trucks, assorted food items and mineral water.
Presenting the donation to President Sirleaf on Monday, September 15, Fula Governor Alhaji Gaye said the fight against the Ebola virus should be everyone’s business and the donation was a demonstration of this resolve.
Governor Gaye said they saw it as a compelling need to donate to the fight as the Ebola virus disease knows no special person and noted that together both Liberians and foreign partners will overcome the disease.
Speaking on behalf of the Fula Community in Liberia, Governor Gaye renewed their commitment to cooperate with the Liberian Government in the fight against the Ebola outbreak and all the economic problems associated with it.
He assured President Sirleaf that the Fula Community, most of whom are doing business in the country, will adhere to all government regulations including maintaining stable prices for goods and services and joining the anti-Ebola activities.
Receiving the items, President Sirleaf described the donation as another major logistical step taken in the Ebola fight and thanked the Fula Community for the donation, terming the action as “a true demonstration of partnership.”
The keys to the pickup trucks and the assorted food items were handed over to General Services Agency Director-General Mary Broh in whose care the items are being kept for onward delivery to the National Ebola Supply Coordinator James Dorbor Jallah.
The program graced by House Speaker by Alex Tyler and subheads of the Fula Community in Liberia.