The Britain-owned mining company, Jonah Capital, on 7th October 2014 donated two brand new vehicles to the Nimba Ebola Task Force in the ongoing fight against the deadly Ebola virus.
Making the presentation to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf during her tour of Nimba on 7th October 2014 in Sanniquellie, the Geologist consultant to the company, Mr. Emmanuel O. Sherman, said the donation was the company’s own way of contributing to the fight against Ebola in Nimba.
He said Jonah Capital remains committed to the people of Nimba as they go through this time of the Ebola crisis.
Along with the vehicles, they also gave 100 buckets, chloride, powder soap and among others.
In response, President Sirleaf thanked the company for standing by the country during this tough period.
“You are a good and honest partner in this time of needs,” she said.
Jonah Capital is one of those mining companies that are on several mountain ranges across Nimba.
Early this year, the mining company began the rehabilitation of feeder roads around the Twah River and Buu-Yao administrative districts where their exploration had been concentrated.
The donation of these vehicles will surely enhance the fast movement of health personals across the county.
The two vehicles are all Toyota Land Cruiser Jeeps, one is a pickup type that might likely be used to transport medical supplies while the other can be used to transport personnel or carryout needed support.
The need for vehicles for the County Health Team in combating the spread of the Ebola virus were among the challenges the Nimba Health Officer, Dr. Collins Bowah, outlined to the President when toured the county recently.
Dr. Bowah said, Nimba with 17 administrative districts has one ambulance and the task force was finding it very difficult to effectively cover all of the districts.