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IREDD Hosts Post-Ebola Recovery Workshop

The Institute for Research and Democratic Development or IREDD has emphasized the need to look at various government ministries and agencies’ post-Ebola Recovery Plan launched couples of months ago.

According to IREDD, though the deadly Ebola disease put Liberia in a very serious difficult period, Since March of 2014, Liberia was plagued by an unprecedented outbreak of the deadly Eloba Virus Disease (EVD).
The epidemic claimed the lives of several of peaceful citizen’s, particularly health workers, nurses and Doctors who were on the frontline to contain disease.

Speaking to this paper on Thursday, August 11, 2016, the Executive Director of IREDD, Mr. Harold M. Aidoo, said the objective of the workshop was in line with the agencies of government that had the post-Ebola recovery plan and to know how far they have gone.

According to him, it was against this backdrop that the Institute for Research and Democratic Development decided to host the one-day workshop for various government line ministries and agencies.  “We also want those ministries and agencies to make their presentation to know where the problem is, in terims of addressing those issues that were brought forth during the Ebola disease, and also identify the way forward, and the kind of recommendations we can make to the implementation of this plan; because our mean interest is the policy action that address the constraint that people are faced with in the society he adds,” he indicated.

Mr. Aidoo noted that IREDD was considering working with various agencies and ministries in the full implementation of its post-Ebola recovery plan, among others things. “What we want to do as society organization is to urge government to see how it can implement the plan launched because our expectation is to have an action plan that will detail where to go from here,” said Mr. Aidoo.

The workshop was conducted at a local Hotel in Monrovia and brought together officials of government from line ministries and agencies, civil society organizations and national stakeholders.

By Lewis S. Teh–Edited by George Barpeen

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