In support of the combat against the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, the Chinese Embassy accredited near Monrovia has donated several anti- Ebola materials to the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN) in the fight against the deadly epidemic.
Speaking to newsmen on Monday at the BIN’s Broad Street office, Commissioner Lemuel Reeves said, he was grateful to the Embassy for the kind gesture of support to toward the empowerment of his men, describing it as timely.
According to the BIN Commissioner, the donation includes personal protective equipment (PPE), hand-gloves, suits and facemasks intended to enhance the work of the officers in the field, especially those in the border areas.
“We are very grateful to the Chinese Government for their generous contributions to the fight against the deadly Ebola virus. This will give our men more confidence as they go about performing their duties during this critical time in our country.”
Commissioner Reeves further said that the fight against the virus in Liberia should be the concern of all of us Liberians and foreign residents. “We must be concerned and continue to worker harder to ensure that the epidemic is contained.
The Commissioner praised all local and international partners of the Government of Liberia for their commitment to supporting the campaign against the deadly Ebola virus. Their contributions were fully helping in the process, he said.
“We hope that our partners will continue to provide more support for the officers out there because more is needed. I can assure you that these things will be deployed in the field, especially in those counties affected by the virus. The items are needed at the border points.”
He explained that authorities of the BIN were greatly concerned about the men in the field that are striving fully to protect various crossing points. “We will continue to encourage them and provide the necessary materials for their work.”
Mr. Reeves turned the anti-Ebola materials donated to the Deputy Commissioner for operations, Robert Buddy, who assured the authorities of proper distributions in the various areas.
On behalf of the women and men of the BIN, Deputy Commissioner Buddy said, “We want to say thanks to the Chinese Government for their timely contributions to the officers of BIN. Let us continue to work together.”