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UMC Empowers Jorquelleh, Kokoya Districts

The Department of Community Services of the United Methodist Church, with support from the Norwegian UMC, has made additional donations of disinfectants to district Superintendents of the Church. The additional donations were made to the Kokoyah and Jorquelleh Districts of the United Methodist Church.

Presenting items to the district superintendents, the coordinator of the Department of Community Services of the UMC said noted that it was the department’s way of joining the fight against the Ebola virus.

Jonathan Kaipay said, on the basis of the importance the department attaches to the battle against Ebola, a communication was sent to members of the UMC in Norway, following which it made available over US$50,000.00for the Ebola crisis.

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Presenting 20 buckets of fuel and two cartoons of cholera to the Superintendents of the Kokoyah and Jorquelleh Districts of the UMC, coordinator Kaipay said it was meant for distribution among the churches in their control areas, urging the churches to follow the preventive measures instituted by the ministry of Health and other health experts in avoiding and eradiating Ebola.

He said the DCS viewed the fight against the Ebola virus as everyone’s, saying it was not only the responsibility of the government. Each of the districts received ten buckets and one carton of cholera.

Taken delivery of the items, Superintendents Benedict Greene and David Bono of Kokoyah and Jorquelleh districts expressed gratitude to the department for, what they considered their timely empowerment for the battle against, assuring that the items would be distributed justly.

Bong Lawmaker Hails task force Save

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Electoral District #4 Lawmaker Lester Mulbah Paye has hailed members of the Bong Ebola Taskforce for expeditiously executing the mandate given them. Rep.  Paye, speaking to our Bong County correspondent last weekend, said despite the challenges with which the Taskforce was confronted, the team was doing very well in the fight against the deadly virus.

The electoral district #4 Lawmaker noted that based on the interactions he has had with the heads of the County Health Team and teams from other Counties, he was excited that the Bong Taskforce was far ahead and performing well. Paye also disclosed that plans were under the way for members of the Bong County Legislative Caucus to make available additional support to the Taskforce as a way of motivating the team against Ebola.

Commenting on the district task force established by him to provide awareness, he said in spite of the transportation difficulties faced by the team, it was on course, promising that he would be providing gasoline for the two commissioners of district four to help with the awareness process.

The Bong County Legislative Caucus is expected to make additional funding available for the purchase of an ambulance to increase the number to two. Health authorities in the county continue to complain about the lack of ambulances to transport patients from various parts of the county to health facilities.

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