The Grand Coalition of Liberian Organizations has presented more than seven thousand United States Dollar- worth of food items to several communities and institutions in Bong County. The coalition presented items to quarantined communities in Gbarnga, Phebe and C. B Dumbar Hospitals, as well as community radio stations, motorcyclists union and more than six other institutions.
During the presentation in one of the quarantined communities, the head of the GCLO team, Madam Rosetta Jones and an executive of the team, Jefferson Tokpah said considering the tough times with which many quarantined communities and institutions in the county were faced in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease, it was important to buttress the efforts of the Liberian Government and partners.
Madam Jones and Mr. Tokpah expressed regrets over the disappearance of citizens from the quarantined communities, admonishing them to continually seek God’s intervention during these difficult times. They said the items were made available through the effort of group head D. Maxwell Kermayan, with some personal support from Central Bank Governor Dr. J. Mill Jones.
Madam Jones and Mr. Tokpah disclosed that the Grand Coalition of Liberian Organizations’ donation will cover Bong, Lofa and Nimba Counties. Institutions and communities that received the food items commended the group for the assistance. At the quarantined Civil Compound Community in Gbarnga, the Chairman of the Community, Moses Myers said their area was hardly hit by Ebola, stressing the need for more assistance.
Bong Muslims Unhappy about rumors
The Muslim Community of Bong County has rubbished rumors that it is burying dead bodies secretly during this Ebola crisis. According to the Bong Muslims, all burials being conducted by the community are done following thorough examinations by the Bong County Health and Social Welfare Team.
Speaking to our Bong County correspondent, an official of the community, Ansu Sesay and the representative of the Muslim Community of the Bong Ebola Task Force, Ansu Sirleaf, said the speculations about secret burials were being spread by individuals refusing to seek clarity on rumors they have heard.
On behalf of the Muslim community in Bong, they encouraged Liberians to join the Ebola battle and stop wrongfully accusing each other. Sesay and Sirleaf said the Muslim Community was part of the effort by all sectors of society to eradicate Ebola, contrary to views that there was still denial in the community.
They wondered why would some individuals choose to spread lies about the Muslim community in Bong when it continues to make a huge impact on the fight against the epidemic.
According to them, a representative of the community was currently on the Bong Ebola Taskforce of the county, signifying their acknowledgement of the existence of the deadly virus. They pledged to continue sensitization about the deadly Ebola Virus to other Liberians that are still disputing its existence.