It is no joke that the Ebola virus disease doesn’t only kill, but it also discriminates, traumatizes, creates abandonment and to some extent, makes people selfish and heartless to relatives, love ones or friends infected by the virus. The disease, no doubt, has the tendency of making people infected outcasts in society, due to its deadly and stigmatic posture owing to the fear earlier created that “when you catch it, you will die no matter what happens.” This suggests (and in reality) that If an individual gets infected, the first thing that runs to his or her mind is death- no matter how strong he or she is.
Lawmaker & Policy-Maker or Law- & Policy-Implementor: An Apparent Case of Confusion in Liberian Legislature?
I give God the glory for preserving us from all evil & sickness; I thank him for making us to see this day in good health and sound mind. In Jesus name I have prayed, AMEN.
ISIS may already be thinking of using Ebola as a low-tech weapon of bio-terror, says a national security expert, who notes that the “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” and terror groups like it wouldn’t even have to weaponize the virus to attempt to wreak strategic global infection. Such groups could simply use human carriers to intentionally infect themselves in West Africa, then disseminate the deadly virus via the world’s air transportation system. Or so says Capt. Al Shimkus, Ret., a Professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College.
In article under a front-page, emotional headline proclaiming that “Minister (Walter T. Gwenigale of the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare, R. L.) Warns Senators”, the New Democrat newspaper says “. . . vowing not to reinstate the two (dismissed) men, . . . Joseph Tamba, President, and George Williams, Secretary-General of the National Health Workers of Liberia (New Democrat, October 16, 2014)”.
DAKAR – The Ebola epidemic is threatening not only West Africans’ lives, but also the progress toward democracy, economic growth, and social integration that Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea have made in the last decade. In order to protect their achievements, the three countries’ governments, which comprise the Mano River Union, must buttress their response to the current epidemic with a coordinated strategy to prevent future outbreaks.
‘A letter to Minister Konneh dated May 18, 2012, in the possession of the Daily Observer newspaper shows that the Auditor from Internal Audit Division (of the Ministry of Finance) had recommended certain measures against three (top) staffs for corrupt activities’. The names, positions, source of corrupt payments and the amounts are as follows”:
Parents ask me all the time about how they can help their children at home during this terrible time when all schools in the Republic of Liberia are closed and children are at home. Some parents ask for packages from the school to help children learn at home. I usually tell them that I cannot put myself at risk going to the school and interacting with people when the EBOLA Virus is still active in Liberia.
... Careful review of the facts of our past, recent past and prevailing 167-year history shows that we had and continue to ignore, disrespect and disobey, consciously, the laws that we created, debated, approved and passed, including statutory, legislative enactments and our organic, constitutional laws.
This is the worst and best time for education in Liberia. This is the worst time because the Ebola Virus has infected so many people that all of our schools and learning facilities have all closed. Our school system has come to a standstill in Liberia. We can use this worst time in education to being our best time in education. Let us use this time to put things in the right perspective and plan for a dynamic educational program for Liberia. I have spoken with so many people on this aspect of decentralization.