4 August 2014

Liberia: Prices of Clora, Others Will Remain Stable - Says Top Manufacturer

MONROVIA - The Management of Mano Manufacturing Company (MANCO) has vowed to keep the prices of its commodities such as clora, soap and other sanitary products stable despite their high demands on the market.

MANCO is a local manufacturer of health and hygiene products, which began operation in Liberia in 1967.

According to the company's Senior Vice President, Mr. Assad R. Fadel, the company has all necessary raw materials required to sustain around the clock production of chlorine and bleach to supply the Liberian market, and as such, prices of its products will remain the same.

"MANCO wants Liberians to know that prices of clora, soap and all other sanitary products will remain stable. In keeping with the Presidential directive, MANCO will not tolerate profiteering by any of its distributors," said Mr. Fadel.

"As part of its contribution towards the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in our beloved country Liberia, MANCO would like to announce that we have all necessary raw materials required to sustain around the clock production of chlorine and bleach to supply the Liberian market. We also have the necessary quantities of water guard, which is used to provide safe drinking water available to meet the needs of the population," he added.

The Ebola virus, which has no cure, has killed at least 170 people here, and claimed more than 670 lives across the region. A top Liberian doctor working at Liberia's largest hospital died recently, and two American aid workers have fallen ill, underscoring the dangers facing those charged with bringing the outbreak under control.

Also recently, an official of the Ministry of Finance identified as Patrick Sawyer died of the disease at a Lagos hospital.

As a means of containing further spread of the disease, President Johnson-Sirleaf set up a taskforce to help in the fight of the disease and ordered the closure of the country's three land borders.

The Liberian leader also ordered that public gatherings be restricted and communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak be quarantined.

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