Chief Justice Appeals for Calm over Ebola Fight

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The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court over the weekend appealed for collaborative effort especially between government and the heath workers to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease throughout the country.

Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor said that was the only approach that can be used to defeat the disease that had killed hundreds of people and is posing serious threat to the survival and existence of Liberia.

The Judiciary head made the assertion last Friday when he delivered a special message, during the weekly prayer service held at the Providence Baptist Church in Monrovia.

The service was organized by the Liberian Council of Churches in collaboration with the Liberian Fellowship of Full Gospel Ministries, the Association of Evangelicals of Liberia, Christian Community of Liberia and the Pentecostal Fellowship Union of Liberia, as well as the Prophetic Call to Ministry.

Chief Justice Korkpor who spoke on the topic: “Judicial View in the Fight against the Virus,” advised that, it was now time for all to put aside their differences and work together, if we want to succeed in the fight against the disease.

“Let us avoid placing blame on each one another while the virus is killing us.  This is a new and unprecedented experience for us, and if we all refuse to fight together and defeat it, we all will perish,” The chief justice further warned.

He said the health sector is overwhelmed with influx of Ebola related patients, and it was time to do away with personal interest and use a  collaborative approach as a way of combating it spread.

He stressed that health workers were people who are mostly needed if we have to survive as a nation.

“We need you most in this difficult period of our history. Don’t abandon us and retreat from the battle or else the virus will take us over and we all will die in the process.”

According to him, “There is no indication that the virus is slowing down.  It is destroying every fabric of the nation, and it is time to put aside our differences and work collectively to defeat our common enemy,” he declared.

The Chief Justice quoted from the Book of second Chronicles: If my people who are called by my name shall humble themselves and repent from their wicked ways and follow me; I will hear their prayers and heal their land.”

Mr. Justice Korkpor further said, “If we can exercise faith and work together, God will answer our prayers and take away the dreadful Ebola virus disease from our country.”

He added that “If we want  God to save us, it requires us to do everything humanly possible to protect ourselves and following the advice of health workers.”

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