In support of the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in the country, Defence for Children International-Liberia (DCI-Liberia) has donated several anti Ebola materials to the women and children divisions of the Liberia National Police (LNP).
Speaking yesterday at the official presentation held at the DCI-Liberia’s office at Airfield in Monrovia, the executive director, Foday Kawah, said the DCI thought it wise to identify with all depots and stations holding women and children in the three counties.
Mr. Kawah named several zones and depots, including Zone 1-Base at Bone Mine Bridge, Monrovia Central Prison, Tubmanburg Police Station in Tubmanburg City, Careysburg and the Magisterial Court in Careysburg City, among others.
“We are pleased to present to the Liberia National Police anti-Ebola materials, including Ebola buckets, chlorate and Ebola information fliers for awareness for our children. DCI-Liberia believed this can also help to protect them against the epidemic, especially when they come in conflict with the law.”
According to the executive director, DCI is targeting 25 depots and stations taking care of women and children conflict LNP issues.
“We are doing this because we are a child rights institution; we believe in the right of our children, women’s right as well; so, our targeted beneficiaries are women and children in the fight against deadly Ebola virus.”
Receiving the donation on behalf of the LNP Women and Children Protection Division, Deputy Superintendent Alieu M. Bility expressed thanks to the DCI-Liberia and promised that the materials would be use for it intended purposes.
According to him, “It has been our plan since the outbreak of the virus to ensure that we provide these things to the various stations and depots for safety measures, especially our men in the field that continue to carry on investigations. It is our right and responsibility to protect the rights of our citizens.”
Mr. Bility further pledged their commitments to protecting Women and Children, as well as old folks who are vulnerable in the society. “The donation is not strange because DCI-Liberia continue to work with LNP.”