The Bong University Students Union (BUSU), has volunteered the services of its membership in the fight against Ebola.
BUSU groups Bong County students from all universities across the country and constitutes the umbrella organization of the county’s higher education student community.
It leadership has therefore expressed the hope that the county administration and Ebola Taskforce would take advantage of the students offer.
“Since the outbreak of Ebola, you have not seen us as sons and daughters of this soil, but as of today, September 27, you can begin making use of our volunteerism in whatever meaningful way you want us to serve in the fight against the Ebola menace,” BUSU President, Germue Kwenah declared.
According to him, the fight against the dreaded Ebola virus disease (EVD) is the responsibility of all Liberians, and henceforth, the student union decided to contribute its human resources to obtain victory over the virus.
Kwenah made the statement when BUSU donated an assortment of anti-Ebola materials to the county’s Ebola Taskforce at the weekend. Items donated by the BUSU leadership included 20 kg of chlorine, two hand-washing buckets and 1,000 pieces of flyers containing anti-Ebola messages.
Bong County Development Superintendent, Anthony Sheriff, who received the items, thanked the students for the donation, which he described as “a worthy gesture.”
He then promised to turn over the items and convey the students' pledge to volunteer their services to Bong County Superintendent, Selena Polson Mappy.
Sheriff observed that the students would be better placed in the areas of awareness and mobilization as there continues to be Ebola-related situations that must be addressed through awareness, sensitization and mobilization.