The Liberia telecommunication sectors, comprised of the Liberia Telecommunication Authority, Libtelco and the Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications on Thursday, August 14th donated several items to the national Ebola task force. The Liberia Telecommunication Authority or LTA donated a 2012 model Nissan Patrol Jeep to the task force to enable it to respond to emergency calls in and around Monrovia.
Posts & Telecommunications Minister, Dr. Frederick B. Norkeh, said the ICT sectors listened to the cry of Liberians for assistance and decided to lend a helping hand to the task force in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.
The ICT sector through its Managing Director as well as the Board of Directors of Libtelco, the chairlady along with the commissioners of the LTA and officials of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications donated the Nissan Patrol jeep along with 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, they have been working with the national task force to ensure that Ebola is eradicated from Liberia. Speaking at the ceremony, the coordinator for the Ebola call center, General Services Agency Director General, Madam Mary T. Broh, urged Liberians to join the fight to kick Ebola out of the country.
Receiving the items on behalf of the task force, Madam Broh said that the call center has been forever ready to respond to any emergency case, adding that members of her team are on the standby to receive calls from the public.
She thanked the ICT sectors for responding to the needs of the Liberian people and assured them that the items will be used for the intended purpose. Madam Broh then called on Liberians, including officials of government to support the center.