Liberia’s biggest communication network, the Lonestar MTN Foundation in collaboration with Lonestar Cell has made a big donation to the government’s Ebola Task Force with a total cash value of US$100,000.
The corporate communication manager, Dr. Laurence Bropleh, said items donated to the National Ebola Task Force include three cats, 20KVA generator and Sanitizers. The items were presented Wednesday, October 1st to the General Services Agency or GSA in Monrovia.
Making remarks at the program, newly appointed Executive Chief Officer of the GSM Company, Babatunoe Osho, told the Director-General of the GSA Madam Mary Broh that the company was proud to identify with the Task Force in its wonderful work to the public.
“We are here to identify ourselves with you for all the good work that you having been doing over the past, and to show our support for the Government of Liberia in fighting the epidemic; we believed together we can defeat this attacker, Ebola and we also believe in the fighting spirit of Liberia that we will defeat this and Liberia will rise again,” CEO Osho noted.
For her part, Madam Cora Peabody, a member of the board of trustees of the Lonestar Cell Communication, said the Lonestar Cell Foundation was established four years ago, exclusively by Lonestar Cell MTN.
“Today, we came with a list to contribute to this effort; this disease is so deadly and we wish it would get out of Liberia immediately. We are going to be relying on everybody in this fight. The contribution is to the people of Liberia, who is suffering the most, through the government to the people of Liberia,” Madam Peabody said.
She said among the three vehicles donated, two are for the investigative team, one for the treatment unit at the ELWA Hospital, and the 20kVA generator is for newly opened center at the Unity Conference Center in Virgina, outskirt of Monrovia, while the Sanitizers will go to hospitals and clinics, among others.
Receiving the items behalf of the Task Force, Director Broh extended thanks and appreciation on behalf of the Chair of the National Ebola Task Force, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to the GSM Company for the contribution to the fight against the deadly virus.