The Inquirer (Monrovia)

15 August 2014

Liberia: Government's Telecom Sector Unite to Fight Ebola

Photo: Liberian Govt
President Sirleaf meets a petroleum worker during a tour of an exploration rig.

Government's telecom sector came together in a collective effort to fight Ebola on Thursday, donating a Nissan Patrol SUV and large quantities of much needed medical supplies urgently needed to meet the growing demand.

The occasion was held at the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications where Minister Fredrick Norkeh, LTA Commissioners and Libtelco top brass gathered to consolidate their purpose. The sector's giving comes at a time when everyone is focusing on Ebola and all efforts are being made to efficiently and effectively expedite national efforts.

Minister Norkeh added that the management and staff of the sector (MoPT, LIBTELCO and LTA) along with the Board of Directors listened carefully and passionately to the needs of the people.

Minister Norkeh, who is also the Post Master General of Liberia said essentially the health care workers as well as the victims of the deadly virus, and in consonance with the plea from the President, it is their moral duty as citizens and public officials to lend helping hand to the Task Force constituted to fight the virus.

He extended his heartfelt sympathy to all those who have lost their family members, friends and or loved ones during this time in the country's history. He invoked the Almighty God's blessing upon the President and people of Liberia.

GSA Director-General Madam Mary Broh received the sector's contribution which includes medical protective outfits that are in great demand and can be used once.

"The shields for protecting the eyes of medical staff while executing their duties are also very scarce but necessary item for Ebola field work. The sector's procurement of these items along with the footwear medics need to attend patients is also included in the consignment of items that were Fed- Ex into the country last week," Madam Broh said.

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