The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) yesterday observed its 50th anniversary by intensifying its awareness campaign on the fight against the spread of the Ebola virus which continues to claim the lives of Liberians and other nationals. Unlike previous years where there were elaborate programs such as parades and indoor programs, the Union this year decided to depart from that tradition because of the Ebola epidemic that had hit the country since March.
In its awareness campaign yesterday, the Union set up two separate delegations that visited Kakata, Margibi County and Tubmanburg in Bomi County.
According to our reporter who traveled with the PUL delegation to Kakata, Margibi County, the Union’s Vice President, Jallah Grayfield, led the team on the Ebola awareness campaign which took the delegation to every angle of the city.
Mr. Grayfield spoke of the treatment rendered to the daughter of Representative Edward Forh who died after being refused at the JFK Hospital in Monrovia and stressed the need for health workers to be life-savers.
During the PUL Awareness campaign, the delegation also identified with the family of Madam Cecelia Fallah, a lady who had succumbed to the virus by donating a bag of rice.
The PUL delegation consoled Madam Fallah’s family as her husband is being treated in the Ebola Isolation center.
In Tubmanburg, the PUL delegation, led by the Union’s President, K. Adbullah Kamara donated food items to the Bomi Radio Station and listened to Ebola stories as being experienced by survivals in the county.
The Union climaxed the celebration on Ashmun Street where members reflected on the current state of affairs especially the fight against the Ebola virus.
The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) was founded in1964 when the late journalist, Stanton Peabody was arrested for a story he wrote and journalists in the country felt that they should forge a common front to advocate for their rights.