AU Ebola Mission Cautions Against Complacency…Lauds LNP For Efforts

The Head of Mission of the African Union Support to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Maj. General and dr. Julius Oketta has praised the resilience of the people of Liberia in their endeavor to fight the deadly Ebola Virus from the Country, but warned Liberians to avoid sources of Ebola. The AU Ebola Envoy said while the country is significantly progressing in the fight against the spread of the deadly virus, it will be helpful for Liberians to avoid complacency and work for the betterment of the country in the wake of the deadly outbreak which claimed the lives of many Liberians.

Dr. Okettasaid , the sources of the virus must be avoided during this time of the political campaign, and called on Liberians to avoid crowded areas including beaches which he said may lead to some one contacting the virus at the detriment of the entire country.

He maintained that the AU will continue to support the country’s efforts in fighting the virus and help it return to its normal status.

He said while the country is experiencing the largest outbreak, he was hopeful that Liberia will overcome this nightmare which he said has taken the lives of many Liberians.

He lauded the efforts of the Liberia National Police for its contributions to the fight against the spread of the virus in the country, stressing that both civil and military efforts are needed to save the country and its people from the virus.

“We are proud of the contributions your institution has made since the outbreak of the virus in the country despite logistical constraints, but with the support of International Community including the AU this virus will be defeated in the shortest possible time,” the Ugandan General said in his interaction with officers of the Liberia National Police Thursday, at the LNP Headquarters on Capital Hill.

Welcoming the AU Ebola Envoy to the Headquarters of the Liberia National Police, LNP Director Col. C. Clarence Massaquoi praised intervention of the AU in the fight against the spread of the Ebola Virus in the Country.

He said the LNP will continue to lead the fight against the virus until the country is Ebola free, and lauded the AU for the gesture to train over four hundred police officers to enhance the Ebola fight.

The LNP Boss re-echoed the Police instruction that all beaches are to remain closed until the country is Ebola freed.   He called on Liberians to be mindful that the country is not yet freed of the virus, but urged them to practice to measures that will narrow the spread of the virus.