A local group under the banner Grand Coalition of Liberian organizations or Grandcoalio for short based in Monrovia has joined the Ebola fight by donating food, buckets and sanitizers to quarantined centers in Nimba. Items donated include 150 bags of rice, 150 buckets, 38 cartoons of chloride, 38 cartoons of Argo oil and 38 cartoons of Pop Tide Soap and flyers, among others to five major towns in Nimba, totaling US$20,000.
Team leader for Nimba, Prince Suah, said the donation is intended to buttress government’s effort in fighting the deadly Ebola virus. He said the donation was carried out in Ganta, Saclepea, Tappita, Sanniquellie and Karnplay, among other parts of Nimba County, respectively. Suah said the fight against Ebola is a collective effort of all Liberians, not government along. He said the coalition has divided the entire Liberia into four regions for effective operation.
According to him, Grandcoalio has also donated about 140 gallons of gas to 48 community radio stations across the Country as a way of identifying with the people of Nimba in this critical period. He urged young people in the county to stop the denial of the existence of Ebola in Liberia, noting that since the outbreak of the disease, more young people do not still believe Ebola is in the country.
Suah commended Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia Dr. Mills Jones and family for support to the coalition. Meanwhile, the administrative assistant to the Mayor of Saclepea, Wallace Zigbuo, has thanked the coalition for the donation, and promised that it will be used for the intended purpose.