By Lincoln Barcon
The Ministry of Transport in collaboration with the Angie Brooks International Center Tuesday dedicated a hand washing polytank that contains 500 gallons chlorinated water and PPEs to motorcyclists at the motorcycle parking station on 20th Street Sinkor.
In brief remarks, Deputy Minister for Administration/Insurance Bushuben M. Keita said the motorcyclists should consider the newly installed hand washing polytank as their property and provide protection for it.
He also said the motorcyclists will be responsible to provide water and maintenance for the polytank that contains 500 gallons water. He stated further that the Ministry of Transport and the Angie Brooks International Center have installed over 20 hand-washing polytanks in Montserrado and also expressed gratitude to UNDP for providing support to the hand washing polytank project for motorcyclists in the country.
Making the official dedicatory remarks, the UNDP Assistant Country Director, DorslaFarcarthy, pledged his institution’s continual support to the Government and people of Liberia.
“The dedication of the hand washing polytank is UNDP’s way of identifying with the motorcyclists in the country in the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease,” the assistant country director noted.
He disclosed during the dedicatory ceremony that the exercise will be extended to taxi and bus drivers in the country.
For her part the Administrator of the Angie Brooks International Center, Madam Jackie McCay said the project was designed for motorcyclists in the country for their continuous support in the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease when the outbreak started in March, last year.
Madam McCay said there will be over 20 hand washing polytanks installed in Montserrado but cautioned motorcyclists through a slogan “Transport the passengers and not the Virus” which she said is an important message that motorcyclists should take seriously.
She also said hand washing is a very important hygienic practice that every Liberian should continue even if Ebola is eradicated because it will also help to prevent other diseases by simply washing our hands with simple soap and water.
Speaking on behalf of the LMTU on 20th Street, Sinkor, Mr. Eric Kollie, lauded the Ministry of Transport and Angie Brooks International Center for the installation of the hand washing polytank and promised to use it wisely.
He also expressed gratitude to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Liberia for their continuous support to the Government and people of Liberia.
Nigeria Community Dissociates Itself From Publication
Nigerians in Diaspora Organization, Liberia (NIDOL) LACC has refuted recent claims attributed to it that it complained the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC).
This paper in its February 26 edition carried a story captioned: “Nigerian Community Complains DEA To LACC,” in which some allegations were made against some officers of the DEA against some Nigerians.
But in a rejoinder to this paper, the Nigerians in Diaspora Organization, Liberia (NIDOL) dissociated itself from the publication.
It said, “The attention of the Nigerians in Diaspora Organization, Liberia (NIDOL) has been drawn to a publication captioned “NIGERIAN COMMUNITY COMPLIANS DEA TO LACC,” on the back page of the Inquirer Newspaper of Thursday, February 26, 2015.
“We wish to inform that the Nigerian Community in Liberia is ably represented by the Nigerians in Diaspora Organization. NIDOL remains the only registered and recognized Nigerian organization, working in close collaboration with the Embassy of Nigeria in Monrovia to represent and protect the interest of the Nigerians that are resident in Liberia.
“NIDOL wishes therefore to dissociate itself and its members in Liberia from the said publication, and to emphatically and categorically state that the said publication does not reflect the opinions of the generality of Nigerians in Liberia.
“This rejoinder is to avoid frivolous and unsubstantiated claims and possible embarrassment caused by some individuals who claim to represent the Nigerian Community in Liberia.”