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We’re taking all measures against Ebola – Clan Chief says

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The Clan chief of Ghannie Clan in Grand Bassa County says, though the Ebola Virus Disease has not spread to the District, efforts were being exerted by local leaders to spread the awareness messages across the clan.

Madam Leayeetee Desoe, in an interview with our Bong County correspondent in Grand Bassa recently, said citizens in the Clan were taking every necessary measure to prevent the further spread of the virus in their region. Clan Chief Desoe, who has  been in office since 2005, said the people of Desoe town were in support  of all frantic efforts being exerted by  the government  and its partners in eradicating  the virus.

She noted that the presence of the deadly virus in a country that has just returned from war was something unimaginable for the ordinary people who were mostly the victims of the calamity. She called on the Grand Bassa County Ebola Taskforce to get stronger in fighting the disease that continues to destroy the lives of ordinary people and health workers since its outbreak in March.

The Ghannie Clan Chief admonished the people of the Clan to remain in the vanguard of buttressing the efforts of central government as the fight against the virus was something for everyone.

Reinstate health workers leaders – Former Senatorial candidate

A former Senatorial Candidate of Bong County wants the government to immediately reinstate dismissed health workers in order to restore the hope of ordinary citizens during this national health crisis.

The Government, through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, dismissed the General Secretary of the National Health Workers Association, George Williams and its President Joseph Tamba, for being critical on their welfare as well as what the Ministry called “sighting other health workers”.

But Mr. Mark Kollie told our Bong County correspondent yesterday that the action by central government to dismiss the two individuals was tantamount to destroying the little effort made by Liberians and the international community in the fight against Ebola. According to him, dismissing health workers for being critical on issues hindering welfare did not, in any way, give room for dismissal neither suspension.

Mr. Kollie, who just arrived from the United States, said the Ministry  of Health must be concentrating  on empowering  health  care givers  in combating this deadly virus out  of the Country, instead of frowning at them when  they outlined  their plights-something  he described as undemocratic.

The Opposition Congress for Democratic Change former Senatorial Candidate noted that the issue of just benefits for nurses across the Country must be seriously tackled, as nurses endanger their lives by catering to sick people. He urged people mixing the fight of the Ebola virus with dirty politics to desist. Mr. Kollie pointed out that the prolongation  of the virus in the Country was predicated upon politics.

Meanwhile, J. Mike Kollie wants the concerns of the nurses to be addressed, though he is not in support of the current strike action by the health workers. He said the government must find amicable solutions to their plights.

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