The Nimba Ebola Task Force headed by the county’s leadership in partnership with local and international NGOs has unveiled an Ebola Memory Monument at the entrance of Ganta via Gbarnga intersection.
The monument was erected in memory of all those who died during the Ebola upsurge as well as those who helped in the fight against the spread of the deadly virus,
Dr. Collins Saa Bowah, head of the Nimba County Team announced on June 23 during the commissioning of the monument in Ganta.
He congratulated all the partners as well as the county leadership headed by Superintendent Fong Zuagele for their collective efforts against the Ebola virus.
The unveiling and dedication of the monument marks the beginning of the celebration of Ebola free declaration in Nimba, a ceremony held more than a month ago when the World Health Organization (WHO) declared
Liberia Ebola-free on May 9.
The Ebola-free celebration was held under the theme, “Remaining Vigilant in Ebola Free Liberia.”
The monument project, according to Dr. Bowah, was funded by partners, especially the Project Concern International (PCI.)
The memorial is comprised of two tablets. The triangular monument bears the seal of Liberia and the larger rectangular monument has the names of all partners in the fight against Ebola inscribed on it.
On the rectangular monument the inscription reads, “The Government of Liberia and the Nimba County Ebola Task Force dedicate this memorial to the great heroes, who fought against Ebola and all survivors and fallen brothers and sisters, who died as the result of the Ebola virus in 2015.”
The occasion was attended by scores of county officials headed by Supt. Zuagele, Assistant Superintendent for Development, D. Dorr Cooper, medical practitioners from the County Health Team, local and international NGO representatives, among others.
In remarks Supt. Zuagele said the period of recrimination, criticism, the point of denial, acceptance and of team work is what was erected.
He praised all those who helped in the Ebola fight and thanked members of the county’s Legislative Caucus for their timely intervention that fast tracked the payment of funds to fight the virus.