The vice president of the Liberia Business Association (LIBA), David K. Sembah, has called on the business community to be robust in supporting government’s efforts in eradicating the deadly Ebola virus from Liberia.
Speaking over the weekend at the launch of the Paynesville City Hall Community anti-Ebola awareness campaign, Mr. Sembeh said the disease has also affected the economic activities of the country and it was important for the business communities to be robust in carrying out awareness, sensitization and prevention to break the transmission of the virus.
“We need to have a combined effort, from the business community, community dwellers and the health workers in fighting the disease. It has caused some people to be out of business,” he stated.
The LIBA vice president, at the same time presented several cartons of powder soap and chlorine to the new Paynesville anti Ebola awareness campaign team in their effort to buttress the national government’s efforts in arresting the transmission of the deadly virus.
He expressed thanks and appreciation to the Paynesville Community for launching the anti-Ebola campaign that would health workers identify Ebola suspects and sensitize community residents on the prevention of the disease.
He used the occasion to beg that Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Walter Gwenigale, reinstate the two leaders of the dismissed health workers.’
In special remarks, the chairman of the Paynesville City Hall Community, Darlington Kpayili, expressed thanks to LIBA.
Kpayili emphasized that the disease has also affected the economic activities of the country. He assured the LIBA executive, including Mr. D. Maxwell Kemayah, Sr, president of LIBA, that the anti-Ebola materials would be used for their intended purposes and proper accountability would be made.