Another burglary has reportedly occurred at the Ebola Treatment Center in Nimba County with assorted food items donated by the World Food Programme allegedly stolen. Report from the county says for the second time in less than a month unknown individuals have burglarized the ETU warehouse and stolen food kept there for Ebola patients.
The Administrative Assistant to the Mayor of Sanniquellie, James F. Barkar, said the food, donated by the WFP, had been stored in the warehouse for some time, but suspected thieves broken into the administrative building in Sanniquellie and took away huge quantity of supplies.
Mr. Barkar, who refused to clearly state how much quantity of food was stolen, told The NewDawn correspondent in Nimba that the unknown robbers broken into the premises through the rear of the Administrative building. Nimba County Superintendent Fong Zuagele has reportedly ordered an investigation into the matter, but police have made no arrest.
The World Food Programme has donated about 49 tons of rice to the Ebola Treatment Center in Nimba, but report says the food is being kept in the warehouse and not used for the intended purpose. The UN agency has expressed dissatisfaction about how the food is being kept distributed in the county.
Two months ago, about 200 bags of rice intended for Ebola patients in the county were arrested from some health workers at the G.W. Harley Hospital in Sanniquellie. The food, intended for distribution in Ganta, was diverted to a business woman in Saclepea for sale. Another huge quantity of relief food went missing in Karnplay, while a recently food distribution in Saclepea turned bloody.