The Director General of the General Services Agency (GSA), Mary T. Broh, yesterday described a hand washing bucket at the Ministry of Information as dirty and refused to follow the Ebola prevention hand washing protocol.
Appearing at the entrance of the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) on Capitol Hill in Monrovia, the GSA boss, when asked to follow the protocol refused, describing the bucket as dirty.
“I observe strict sanitation measures and will not touch a dirty faucet at Information Ministry or any other place.
“It is dirty and I will not use it for hand washing,” she retorted and said that she would instead use a hand sanitizer that she had in her possession.
According to the GSA Director, no one in the press conference was more knowledgeable about sanitation and hygiene than she, claiming that she has spent over 40 years observing sanitation practices.
The GSA boss further responded that she has been involved in distributing hand sanitizers to the public, including reporters who visited her office at the GSA.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Information said, however, that the bucket in question was clean and it was used by visitors.
“We are taking care of these things on a daily basis and will continue to ensure that all necessary preventive measures are observed,” he said.
The GSA boss frowned on reporters at the press conference for questioning her on the issue.