Several persons and institutions have identified with efforts to curtail the spread of the deadly Ebola virus by making donations with the Africa Motors contributing US$5,000 and Mr. Seymour Grann, popularly known as SG, contributing US$1,000.
These contributions were made through Dr. Togba-Nah Tipoteh, who is contacting individuals, organizations and businesses directly to encourage them to donate to help in the drive to end the presence of Ebola in Liberia. The amounts contributed were presented to Dr. Tipoteh in the form of cheques in the name of the Ebola Trust Fund. The amounts have already been deposited in the Ebola Trust Fund Bank Account at the Central Bank of Liberia.
In thanking Africa Motors and SG for their generous contributions, Dr. Tipoteh said that what they did is particularly appreciated because he knows only too well that the auto sales business, Hyundai, Toyota and Nissan, with which they are involved, is going through losses in income because of loss of sales.
In receiving the contributions, Dr. Tipoteh said that the donations show very strong commitment to Liberia because Africa Motors and SG are in Liberia to stay in good times and in bad times; therefore when times go bad, as now with the Ebola epidemic, those who love Liberia have to do something positive to make sure that Liberia stays alive. SG, in commenting on behalf of Africa Motors and himself, said that they will continue to do all that they can to make sure that Liberia overcomes the Ebola epidemic in Liberia.
Dr. Tipoteh concluded his appreciation of the donations of Africa Motors and SG by expressing the hope that individuals, organizations and businesses, especially those in better financial condition than the two donors, would show their love for Liberia by following the good example of Africa Motors and SG by making their respective contributions, in money and/or in-kind, to help stop Ebola in Liberia.
In a related development the Eliza Turner Memorial African Methodist Episcopal has demonstrated its commitment and provided US$1,000 to the National Task Force on Ebola in Liberia.
Making the cash donation to the National Task Force on Ebola yesterday at General Service Agency (GSA), the Senior Pastor of Eliza Turner Memorial African Methodist Episcopal on Camp Johnson Road, Rev. Alvin E. Attah said the donation was an act of buttressing Government of Liberia’s effort in fighting the deadly Ebola virus.
Rev. Attah said the entire African Methodist Episcopal Churches deem it necessary to make such donation to the National Task Force on Ebola to help fight the deadly Ebola virus which is claiming the lives of many people in the country.
According to Rev. Attah, the A. M. E. Churches in the country have unanimously joined the Liberia Council of Churches to actually fight the deadly Ebola virus.
Rev. Attah noted that besides the cash donation to the National Task Force on Ebola, the Church had also donated some Ebola materials to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare as well.
The National Coordinator of National Task Force on Ebola, Mr. James D. Jallah has lauded the A. M. E. Churches for the great contribution made to the National Task Force on Ebola.
Mr. Jallah disclosed that the Churches in Liberia have played significant role in the fight of the deadly Ebola virus. “I am happy for the good example you people have set today by making a donation to the Task Force, ”Mr. Jallah applauded the A. M. E. Churches.
Meanwhile, the opposition Liberty Party (LP) has joined the fight against the deadly Ebola virus with the procurement of about US$ 5,000 worth of Anti-Ebola equipment and an amount of US$5,000 intended for two Non-governmental Organization (NGOs) to enhance their effort in the fight.
Liberty Party National Chairman, Cllr. J. Fonati Kofa, told journalists that the party is committed to the fight against the deadly disease and called on all LP partisans to do all within their powers to enhance the fight against Ebola.
Cllr. Kofa said equipment and cash were raised by the party’s members in the United States of America who have expressed concern about the lives and wellbeing of Liberians as the deadly virus rages on in the country.
The Liberty Party Chairman said with these donations, the party has set up a task force which is headed by the party’s Nimba and Montserrado Counties’ Senatorial Aspirants.
Chairman Kofa further revealed that the LP Task Force is expected to work with the Party’s coordinators across the country to carry out sensitization and a major public awareness campaign against the deadly Ebola virus.
Cllr. Kofa told journalists at a news conference in Monrovia yesterday that the anti-Ebola equipment that is expected in the country in few days will be distributed among health workers for safety and protective measures.
He said upon the arrival of the equipment, the party will immediately commence its national sensitization against Ebola at which time the assortment of Anti-Ebola materials will be distributed.
The Liberty Party National Chairman used the occasion to call on all Liberians and foreign residents to put aside all their differences and join effort in the fight against Ebola, saying, “Let’s take this deadly virus seriously and take preventive measures because Ebola is real.”