By Dougba K. McCay- in Kakata
The Assistant Superintendent for Development in Margibi County has disclosed plans for the establishment of a district taskforce in the county.
Speaking to this paper on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, Madam Victoria Wolubah Duncan said the taskforce will be established to combat the Ebola virus in the county through awareness.
According to her, the taskforce when established will move from town to town and from village to village to create awareness on the prevention of the virus from spreading, adding that the taskforce will comprise of town chiefs, general town chiefs and commissioners, among others.
Madam Duncan at the same time disclosed that the administration has planed to establish a community leadership through the community watch forum and that the work of the communities’ leaderships will be to take statistics on the number of houses in their community and the inhabitants in each of the houses.
The Assistant Superintendent added that this will help expose the strange people that will or may enter in their various communities; maintaining that following the establishment of the leadership, the administration will conduct a day’s meeting with household heads to see how they can collaborate with the leadership in fighting the virus.
She said on many occasions they had observed family members of those who have died from Ebola fled to unknown places when they noticed that the burial team or other authorities were moving to the area to investigate the cause of the death of their family member.
Madam Duncan has threatened to take drastic action against people who may exhibit hostility or aggression when the team goes to collect bodies of Ebola related death in their communities.
She then urged all Margibians to go beyond tradition and religion in ensuring that the virus is totally eradicated from the county and called on the residents to report suspected Ebola cases in order to save the lives of others who are not infected.