Boakai Donates to Guinea, Sierra Leone


Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has presented two 40-foot containers of Tuna Fish to the Governments and peoples of Sierra Leone and Guinea to help battle the spread of the Ebola virus.
The two Mano River countries are struggling to contain the Ebola virus that has killed thousands in the region. Said goodwill was presented on behalf of the Government of Liberia to beef up the fight against the deadly Ebola virus that has plagued the Mano River basin since March of 2014.
The donations were made possible following an appeal by Vice President Joseph Boakai to British Philanthropist Trevor Cockings of His Church Charity, based in the United Kingdom.
Vice President Boakai: “It was important to identify with our closest neighbors in this time of great need.”
A dispatch from the Liberian Embassy in Freetown has confirmed one of the 40-foot containers bearing 1,338 cases of the highly nutritious tuna fish was received by the Government of Sierra Leone through its national operations coordinator at the National Ebola Response Centre of Sierra Leone, Steven Gauja.
Gauja thanked the Government of Liberia for the gesture and subsequently turned the consignment over to Dr. Sheku Sesay, who is the donor coordinator of the National Ebola Response Centre of Sierra Leone. The ceremony was also attended by Liberia’s Member of Parliament Saah Joseph and Mrs. Linda Koroma, Sierra Leone’s Deputy Secretary General of the Mano River Union.


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