The former president of the National Oil Company of Liberia or NOCAL, Christopher Neyor and the 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Madam Leymah Gbowee, have embarked on a massive lobby in the Diaspora for support from partners to help fight the Ebola Virus Disease that has claimed the lives of nearly 500 Liberians.
Mr. Neyor, who is vying for the senatorial seat of Montserrado County, noted that Liberians are dying too much from the virus so there is a need for international partners to extend helping hands to fight the virus. Though he did not name specific partners they are lobbying within the Diaspora, but said those partners will be revealed to the public upon their consent.
Speaking to reporters at his office in Sinkor, Monrovia, Neyor said he and the Gbowee Foundation will continue to engage partners for support in the fight against the Ebola virus in Liberia. When the virus first hit Liberia months ago, the former NOCAL boss, was the first Liberian to donate 250,000 Liberian Dollars to health workers here to fight against the disease.
According to him, he has started distributing protective gears to communities since the outbreak, including buckets, clora, chlorines and soap to various entertainment centers, market places, churches and mosques. The senatorial candidate called on Liberians to take all necessary preventive measures by washing of hands in preventing the virus.
Neyor expressed support for the National Elections Commission’s decision to postpone the senatorial election, noting that the lives of the citizens, who are supposed to be voting are very important than the election.
he said if the people are not health, they cannot vote, adding, “The people need to be safe from this ugly disease called Ebola; if the people, who are supposed to go to the polls to vote are not health, they will not be able to vote, so I fully support the idea of the NEC to extend the time for the election.” The former NOCAL boss said he has already received a formal communication from the NEC about the postponement of the election.