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UNMIL Donates to Bong County Task Force

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The United Nations Mission in Liberia or UNMIL, through its Quick Impact Project, has donated to the Bong Ebola Task Force 500 containers with faucets and chlorine. UNMIL Quick Impact Project also made available two-5kva generators to be used at the Ebola Treatment Unit in Suakoko District.

Making the presentation last weekend, UNMIL Head of Field Office in Bong County Moses Abimbola Oroga-de said it was the Mission way of identifying with the county in these difficult times. Mr. Orogade said UNMIL will mostly shift its mandate on intervening in Ebola-related issues to help curb the virus from spreading.

He then reaffirmed the UN mission’s commitment to supporting the process until the virus is eradicated from the country. Receiving the materials, Bong County Superintendent Selena Polson Mappay commended UNMIL for the gesture.

She described UNMIL as a real partner to the Liberian people. Superintendent Mappay further appealed to UNMIL and friendly partners to take the issue of children whose parents may lose their lives at the hands of Ebola very seriously, stressing that it was important because they might not have place to stay when the entire fight is over.

She urged the Legislature to work with the Gender Ministry to ensure resettlement benefits for children who may lose their parents in this fight.  In another development, the Bong County Health Team has received another batch of donation of eight SUZUKI motorcycles, along with sanitizer and protective gears from an international non-governmental organization- Global Communities.

The motorcycles valued over US$40,000.00, are part of eleven motorcycles promised by the group to the County Health Team. Presenting the items last weekend at the Phebe Hospital Compound, Global Communities County Manager Michael Fogbawa said his Organization was interested in building the capacity of the County Health Team in battling the deadly Ebola Virus Disease. Mr. Fogbawa noted that Global Communities, being an INGO operating in the area of Water and Sanitation, remains helpful in other areas of preserving and improving the lives of the citizens, most especially in Bong, Lofa and Nimba Counties.

The Global Communities Bong County Manager, in an interview with our correspondent, said in these critical times in the Country, there was an urgent need to buttress the efforts of the government to eradicate Ebola. Mr. Fogbawa said the Bong Ebola Taskforce must use the motorcycles  to speed up the awareness process against the virus- something he termed as the sole purpose of the donation.

He pledged Global Communities unflinching support in assisting the Bong Ebola Taskforce to make the County and Country Ebola-free, further assuring the County Health Team that his organization would take the responsibility of providing gas and maintenance for the motorcycles. He  added that Global Communities would soon provide the remaining three motorbikes to the County Health Team. In appreciation of the gesture, Bong County Health Officer Dr. Sampson Arzoaquoi said the donation by Global Communities would go a long way in the history of the County Heath Team.

Dr. Arzoaquoi lauded the organization for the donation and said, it has added to the numerous of donations made by other groups and organizations in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease that continues to take away  the lives of citizens and health workers. The Bong County Health Officer promised proper use of the motorcycles, noting that they remained in the vanguard of creating more awareness against the human killer disease.

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