The Movement for Labor Rights and Justice or MOLAJ, with support from international partners has trained community members on the use of disinfectants and other preventive materials being donated to help prevent the spread of the Ebola virus disease.
MOLAJ said charities and well meaning Liberians donating anti Ebola materials to health centers and communities do not provide education on the proper use of those materials, thus sometimes getting infected.
The organization said against this backdrop, it has embarked on diversifying Ebola donations by adding education to the process.
The group recently in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare concluded a weeklong workshop for workers at various places under the umbrella of MOLAJ on the usage of anti Ebola materials or detergents.
MOLAJ Project Advisor, David D. Sackoh, in an exclusive interview with this paper, said with the rapid spread of Ebola in the subregion with Liberia taking the lead in the death toll, the United Steel Workers Union or USWU a strong partner of MOLAJ based in Canada and the United States of America, provided an initial fund of $10,000 to buttress its efforts in protecting workers in the Ebola flight across the country.
Mr. Sackoh said member organizations of the union include: Firestone Agriculture Workers Union of Liberia, or FWUL, United Workers Union of Liberia Local #4 – Arcelor Mittal, Liberia Labor Congress, or LLC, General Agriculture and Allied Workers Union of Liberia that jointly launched the Ebola awareness campaign.
He said after the training, the union also purchased over 300 buckets, detergents such as Clorox and Chlorine, among other assorted materials for distribution at concessionaire sites next week.