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Sierra Leone News: First Lady support Ebola victims in the east

first ladyOffice of the First Lady has dispatched a huge consignment of food and non-food items for distribution to victims of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the eastern region.
The consignment was accompanied by Sheku Nuni, the Administration Officer in the Office of the Vice President.
The presentation of the items was done in the premises of the office of the Resident Minister-East, Maya M. Kaikai in Kenema city. The items were handed over to the Kenema District Ebola Task Force Committee.
Welcoming the delegation, the Mayor of Kenema City Council, Joseph Samba Keifala expressed appreciation to the office of the First Lady on behalf of the entire eastern region, noting that the items have come at a time they were needed most.
In his statement, Mr. Sheku Nuni said the First Lady is very concerned about the Ebola outbreak in the country, especially given the toll it is having on frontline medical and health workers. He disclosed that the donated items include 300 bags of rice, 300 bags of onions, 300 packets of jumbo maggie, 300 tins of oil, 75 cartons of tomato paste, 6 cartons of soap and 3 cartons of pure bleach among others.
Receiving the items on behalf of the region, Resident Minister, Maya Kaikai who doubles as Chairman of the Kenema District Ebola Task Force Committee, expressed delight for the donation noting that it demonstrates the true concern of the First Lady for the welfare of her compatriots especially in their times of need.
He called for total cooperation in the fight against the Ebola virus, pointing out that the virus should not be allowed to be a winner over the people of this country.
He called on the people of the region to stop stigmatizing Ebola survivors and frontline workers, while he noted their contributions to the cause of saving the lives of their compatriots.
He particularly noted the attitudes of landlords who are now issuing eviction notices to nurses and health workers because of their nature of work. He said that is tantamount to stigmatization and it will not augur well for the cooperation and solidarity required to defeat the Ebola virus.
He paid tribute to the doctors and nurses that have fallen in the along the way as the battle to save the lives of their brothers and sisters, and prayed for their peaceful eternities. He encouraged those making “selfless sacrifices” to save their compatriots to continue the good work as a demonstration of their true spirit of patriotism, he stated. He assured that the items will be distributed justly to the rightful beneficiaries.
By Saffa Moriba
Friday September 12, 2014

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