In continuation of its contribution toward buttressing GOL National Taskforce on the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) fight, the Liberia Council of Churches (LCC) over the weekend made a passionate presentation of several assorted relief items to the Lofa County Health Team for use by the people of the County who were victimized from the aftermath of the pandemic.
Making the presentation of the relief items which include at least 20 cartoons of detergent (Pop tide soap) 200 25kg bags of Liberia’s staple (rice) alongside some thirty (30) pieces of mattresses, Attorney-At-Law James Y. Gayflor, General Secretary of the Liberia Council of Churches, said the donation was the Council’s way of identifying with scores of Lofa citizens who were hard-hit by the Ebola Virus during its outbreak from a town bordering the Republic of Guinea to relieve them of the trauma.
The LCC General Secretary Attorney-At-Law Gayflor during the presentation ceremony held at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Oldest Congo Town in Monrovia and being flanked by other staffers of the Council to Lofa Health Team through the Council Superintendent, Mr. George S. Dunor, voiced that the presentation of the assorted items was made possible through the kind courtesy of the LCC partner, Bread for the World-Germany, valued approximately US$5,000.00.
The LCC General Secretary, while making the donation on behalf of the Council, lamented the adverse effect of the Ebola virus on farming activities in Lofa, but was quick to add that the 200 25kg bags of rice would somehow supplement the Lofa farmers efforts in returning to the soil following the declaration of the County being Ebola-freed by MFS, CDC and other health practitioners combating the EVD in the Country.
The LCC official then hailed the people of Lofa County for swiftly adhering to all preventive measures being put in place by the National Task Force on Ebola and its numerous partners which, he believes, paid off in making their county freed of the Ebola disease, thus urging citizens of other counties to uphold the preventive measures until Liberia is rated freed of this ‘public enemy’.
Attorney-At-Law Gayflor later challenged members of the Lofa Health Team to use the goodwill gesture of the Liberia Council of Churches for the intended purpose.
Receiving the relief items donated by LCC with assistance from Bread for the World-Germany, Lofa Superintendent, Mr. George S. Dunor, extolled the Council and partners for the help, and promised that his office through County Health Team would ensure that the 30 pieces of mattresses, 20 cartoons of tide soaps as well as 200 25kg bags of rice benefit the people of the County.
Superintendent Dunor called on other organizations and friends of Liberia, amongst others, to emulate the good example of the LCC and partnering group in the Republic of Germany in the wake of the immense reduction in the cases of the EVD in the Country.
The presentation ceremony of the assorted relief items was witnessed by Messrs. Prince K. Sesay, Lofa County Health Services Administrator, Edward T. Eisah, Health Community Department Director, Momoh She, Human Resource Staff and Alexander S. Gargue, Accountant, County Health Team.