The South Eastern legislative caucus is calling on the National Task Force on Ebola to protect the south-eastern Liberia, which remains relatively uninfected by the deadly Ebola virus that has claimed the lives of many Liberians as part of efforts to defeat the deadly virus.
The caucus is also recommending to the government to embark on strong campaign of information dissemination and sensitization on facts relating to the Ebola virus, strong partnership with various community radio stations and civil society organizations to transmit the facts of Ebola virus in the local dialects, provide logistical and technical support with urgency to the hospital and health centers, establish facilities for testing, treatment and quarantine as a proactive plan and make provision to facilitate the smooth conveyance of essential goods and services at check points and other interventions to minimize the escalating cost of living.
According to Maryland County senator John A. Ballout chairman of the Caucus, the South Eastern Legislative Caucus acknowledges with grave concern the alarming threat posed by the deadly Ebola virus to the lives of Liberians and other nationals residing within the borders of West African sub-region.
Senator Ballout also pointed that cognizant of the dire consequences of the fatal disease and its catastrophic impact on the socio economic and political stability of the country, and further that the caucus of South Eastern have decided to add their collective voice to the fight to raid the country of the virus.
The caucus also extended their thanks and appreciation to the national government and foreign partners for their effort and are pleased to announce their unflinching support to the National Task Force in combating the dreadful pandemic.
“The South Eastern Legislative Caucus on behalf of the people of the south east expresses its deepest sympathy to all the affected counties especially the people of Lofa, Montserrado, Bomi, Margibi, Bong, and Grand Bassa for their heavy loss to the Ebola virus and also extend its profound condolence to the bereaved families of the health workers who have lost their lives to the fatal disease in the process of trying to save other lives,” the Chairman of the Caucus expressed.