District #6 Taskforce Identifies with the Visually Impaired

By Antoinette Sendolo

As part of efforts to combat the spread of the deadly Ebola virus which has claimed the lives of many people and leaving several others affected, the District #6 Ebola taskforce recently donated several anti-Ebola materials to the Christian Association of the blind in Paynesville.

Making the donation on behalf of the taskforce, the chair person Madam DedeDolopie noted that the donation of the anti-Ebola materials and other items including rice and water amongst others was done as a means of identifying with those who are visually impaired.

Madam Dolopie said people who are visually impaired stand a high risk of getting infected by the Ebola virus because they do not see people they are coming in contact with something she said poses a serious challenge for visually impaired people.

She however promised that the taskforce will do all it could to help the disabled and visually impaired people as the fight against the Ebola virus continues in the country.

Receiving the items, the head of the Christian Association of the Blind, Mr. BeyanKorta, extended his thanks to the District #6 Ebola taskforce for their thoughtfulness noting that others do not think of the disabled and the visually impaired in such a crisis.

Mr. Korta said 100 percent of their activities as visually impaired involve touching a situation he said makes them more vulnerable to contracting the virus because they often need others to help them through.

He said the current Ebola situation poses a serious challenge to them noting that their movements are restricted due to the outbreak of the virus which has now become the country’s number one enemy.

The head of the Christian Association of the Blind asserted that it is very important for anti-Ebola materials to be provided to the disabled and the visually impaired people in the country because they do not have access to the necessary protective equipment to safeguard themselves against the virus.

Meanwhile, the taskforce also donated some Anti-Ebola materials to residents of the District #6 community in a bid to prevent the spread of the virus.

Speaking on behalf of the taskforce during the presentation of the anti-Ebola items to the residents of the district, Mr. Martin Kulah said the taskforce will continue to work to ensure that the spread of the deadly Ebola virus is curtailed.

Mr. Kulah then called on all Liberians to join the fight against the virus and put aside all their political and personal differences and unite in the fight against the virus which he described as everybody’s opposition.