The British charity, Save the Children and the Margibi County Health Team in collaboration with a local entertainment group, Ever Young Entertainment or EYE, in Margibi has launched an Ebola Must Go Musical Blast in Kakata, Margibi County.
The program was held at the Kakata Administrative Building recently under the theme: “Ebola is still here, continue to observe the rules” with sponsorship from Save the Children.
The musical blast brought together Ever Young Entertainment, Save the Children, Margibi Health Team and partners, various high schools in Kakata and a representative of the county superintendent as well as culture troupe in the county along with some well meaning Margibins, among others.
It was aimed at making Liberians know that the killer virus is still around and as such, they need not to be complacent in fighting the virus. It was further aimed at encouraging people to stop stigmatizing Ebola survivors and their families.
The “Ebola Must Go Musical Blast” was characterized by a parade in the main street of Kakata, songs, drama and remarks, among other.
Making separate remarks during the program, representatives of Save the Children, UNICEF, Margibi County Health Team and other speakers urged Liberians to avoid stigmatizing Ebola survivals and their families.
According to them, this is very bad and has the propensity of undermining the country’s efforts in the Ebola fight.
The speakers similarly noted that stigmatizing survivals and their families is another way of killing them in the society.
They however encouraged Liberians to make survivals their best friends, adding that their systems are already immune to the virus.
By Ramsey N. Singbeh, in Margibi