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Make Details Available for Ebola Funds – Rights Groups urges

Two human rights groups in Bong County have emphasized the need for the proper usage of funds that would be directed to the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in the County.

Jesse Cole and Aaron Juakollie of the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission or JPC and Foundation for International Dignity  or FIND, said details should be provided on any fund allocated for the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, as the issue of accountability was also important in these times. n Monday, Bong County Superintendent Selena Polson Mappy disclosed plans by county authorities to allot a fraction of the county’s funds for the fight against Ebola.

She, however, did not state the dollars involved, but maintained that they were still consulting. But the two rights groups also called on the government to provide sufficient gears for health workers, who are at the forefront of the battle against the disease.

Aaron and Jesse said, though they were in the process of providing awareness and sensitization on the Ebola virus, they were seriously embarrassed with the closure of major health facilities in the County, further urging the government to urgently address the needs of health workers for the possible resumption of all health facilities across the Country.

The FIND and JPC National Program Officer and Coordinator indicated that besides the outbreak of the Ebola virus, the ordinary people were dying from other curable sicknesses and diseases in the Country- something described as a serious human rights violation.  The two human rights groups have also made available some disinfectants to judicial actors in the County to the tone of US$500.00.

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