In continuation of its contribution toward buttressing government`s National Taskforce fighting Ebola virus disease, 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 who were victimized in the county from the aftermah of the pandemic.
Making the presentation of the relief items which include 20 cartons of detergent (powder soap), 200 bags of 25kg bags of rice alongside with thirty 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 virus during its outbreak from a town along the border of Guinea to relieve them of the trauma.
Attorney-At-Law Gayflor during the presentation ceremony held at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Oldest Congo Town in Monrovia 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, The relief items valued at US$5,000.
Atty. Gayflor, 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 bags of rice would in one way or another supplement Lofa farmers efforts in returning to the soil following the declaration by MFS, CDC and other health practitioners combating the spread of the virus that the county is Ebola free.
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 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 George S. Dunor, extolled the Council and partners for the help, and promised that his office through County Health Team would ensure that the item donated will 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 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.