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The Liberia telecommunication sector, which comprised of the Liberia Telecommunication Authority or LTA, Libtelco and the Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications, has donated several items to the national Ebola task force. The Liberia Telecommunication Authority donated a 2012 model Nissan Patrol Jeep to the task force to enable it to respond to emergency cases.

The Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Dr. Frederick B. Norkeh, said the ICT sector heard the cry of the Liberian people and decided to lend a helping hand to the task force to fight the deadly Ebola virus.

The sector through the managing director and board of directors of Libtelco, the chairlady and commissioners of the LTA and the staff and management of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications donated the jeep, 200 body bags, 200 boots, 600 protective gloves, 500 protective goggles, 530 disposable protective suits and 500 protective face masks.

Mr. B. Anthony Mccritty, Sr. Acting Chair and Commissioner of the Liberia Telecommunications Authority said, the sector has been working with the task force to make sure Ebola is eradicated from Liberia. Speaking at the ceremony, the Director General of the General Services Agency Madam Mary T. Broh, urge Liberians to join the fight in taking Ebola out of the country.

Receiving the items on behalf of the task force, Madam Broh said, the Ebola call center, which she coordinates is forever ready to respond to suspected cases. She said members of her staff are on a standby to meet the needs of the public.

She thanked the ICT sector for responding to the needs of the Liberian people and assured them that the items will be used for their intended purpose. She therefore called on the public to help young volunteers making sacrifices at the call center, appealing to government officials and ordinary citizens to go to the aid of the center.

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