The Gbarpolu University Students Union or GUSU has applauded the Government of Liberia and her international partners as well as the Gbarpolu Ebola Taskforce for the level of fight against the deadly Ebola virus that has killed over two thousand Liberians. GUSU acting President Gilbert N. Lewis, said the Ebola fight should be wholistic, void of politics, ethnicity, religion and selfish sentiments.
He said since GUSU joined the Ebola fight by donating plastic buckets and other items to the Chief Jallah Lone Medical Center in Bopolu City, there has been no working relationship between the Gbarpolu Ebola Taskforce and residents of the county.
Speaking recently in Monrovia, Lewis cautioned authorities of the Chief Jallah Lone Medical Center not to use the Ebola situation to enrich themselves at the detriment of the people. According to him, the union has observed with disappointment that the hospital only involves its staff in the Ebola fight, ignoring citizens’ participation.
He stressed the need for adequate awareness in towns and villages, disclosing, “It has been confirmed that Ebola is now in one of the districts in Gbarpolu; history has recorded that a 16 years old female from Kpayeaquelleh town in Gbarpolu, died on the 10th of October at the treatment unit in Tubmanburg, Bomi. There are two new confirmed cases of the virus in the district and the patients were taking to the treatment unit.”