The Fula Community in Liberia has donated US$150,000 worth of items to help the Government of Liberia in the Ebola fight.
The donation from the community includes three Nissan pickup trucks, assorted food items and mineral water.
According to a press release, the items were presented to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Monday, September 15.
The Fula Governor in Liberia, Alhaji Gaye, said the fight against the Ebola virus should be everyone’s business and the donation is a demonstration of the Fula community’s help in the ongoing fight here.
Governor Gaye said, the community deems it a compelling need to assist as the deadly Ebola virus disease knows no special person and noted that together both Liberians and its foreign partners will overcome the disease.
He renewed the Fula community’s commitment to cooperating with the Liberian Government in the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak and all economic problems associated with it.
He assured President Sirleaf that members of the Fula Community, most of whom are doing business in the country, will adhere to all government regulations, including maintaining stable prices of goods and services and joining the anti-Ebola activities and other laws being enforced.
Receiving the items, President Sirleaf described the donation as another major logistical step taken in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus. She thanked the Fula Community for the donation, terming the action as a true demonstration of partnership in the country.
The keys to the two pickup trucks and the assorted food items were handed over to General Services Agency director-general, Madam Mary Broh, in whose care the items are kept for onward delivery to the National Ebola Supply Coordinator here, James Dorbor Jallah. The program was graced by House Speaker Alex Tyler and subheads of the Fula Community in Liberia.