By Victor C. Hanson, Jr
A newly established group called “Grand Coalition of Liberian Organizations”(GRANDCOALIO) has donated 1,440 gallons of petroleum to 48 Community Radio Stations in the country, and the National Health Workers Association of Liberia (NAHWAL) as it own way of support in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.
Making remark at the donation ceremony held at LIBA Office in Paynesville, GRANDCOALIO Chairman Dee-Maxwell S. Kemayah, Sr. said, and their organization has decided to assist the media and NAHWAL for the sensitizations and awareness being made in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in the country.
Chairman Kemayah added that their organization has unanimously vowed to intensify their support in buttressing the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.
He added that following weeks of observations coupled with consultations with authorities of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), it was realized that support to media was timely; he also said that they hope the message in rural areas will not stop, and hoped that their people will be educated about the danger of the deadly Ebola virus.
Chairman Kemayah stated that the fight against Ebola is not a fight to be limited to the government because the government cannot do it all alone; it requires a collective work to make the country Ebola free. He said the donation of the fuel to the PUL should be distributed to electronic media houses across the country.
He said, “We are of the strongest conviction that information is power and with the level of work being done by media houses across the country is worth more than commendation”.
Chairman Kemayah said the mission of the government about the Ebola virus the containment and prevention have overwhelmed them.
For his part Press Union of Liberia (PUL) president Abdullah Kamara said the media will continue the education and sensitization of the Ebola awareness to assist in the eradication of the deadly Ebola virus in the country.
Prexy Kamara expressed gratitude for the gesture being made by GRANDCOALIO; he also said the empowerment of the media is a key factor because it has contributed and is still contributing in the fight against Ebola in the country, he concluded.