The New Dawn (Monrovia)

28 August 2014

Liberia: Minister Donates to Transport Union

In a bid to combat the spread of the deadly Ebola Disease, a Deputy Foreign Minister has donated L$80,000 worth of Ebola Virus preventive items to the Transport Union here.

The Deputy Minister for Administer for Administration, Una Kumbah Thompson, during the donation made at the head office of the union in Monrovia recently, said the items, including 37 buckets, soap, tie soaps, chorine, as well as bleach, among others, were intended to buttress the efforts of the government.

Minister Thompson urged that the items be distributed among members of the union. "Those bucket should be placed at parking stations within Monrovia and its environs. We will make it our duty to always help in this direction so that together we can eradicate Ebola from our sweet land of Liberty," the minister said.

According to the deputy Foreign Minister, the items were her own initiative aimed at helping the Liberian Government and people in the fight again Ebola. She said they were meant to assist members of the transport union who could not afford to buy such.

"We have reinforced the campaign against the fast-spreading Ebola virus in our country; this is highly welcoming and must be embraced by all of us, as the fight against this killer disease is everybody's business. This disease, which has no cure, has killed at least 600 people in our country, and claimed more than one thousand plus lives across the region," she said.

Receiving the items on behalf of the Transport Union, the President General, Mr. William Flomo, expressed gratitude to the minister for her far slightness. He urged others to follow suit.

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