PROCMURA-Liberia Chapter’s Anti-Ebola Taskforce Committee over the weekend reached out to vulnerable and most Ebola affected communities’ in Bomi County, with food and non-food items.
The items included household disinfectants, several bags of 25kg rice, buckets with faucets, powder soaps and vegetable oil, among others.
Beneficiaries included residents of Dorleyla and Dimen towns on the Bomi/Monrovia highway. Dimen Town is the home of celebrated cultural icon, the late Bai T. Moore.
Though there were no reports of Ebola outbreak in Dimen, nearby Dorleyla Town was affected, killing at least 19 persons during the height of the outbreak last year.
Dorleyla’s town chief, Imam Mohammed Jalieba, and Pastor David Kollie as well as the head of a women’s organization, Famatta Dorley, expressed gratitude to PROCMURA-Liberia.
“Your gifts have revived our lost hopes. Therefore, we will distribute them for the benefit of all including those mostly afflicted by the EVD last year,” residents of the two towns assured the PROCMURA leadership.
PROCMURA officials informed the beneficiaries that their plights have not been forgotten, and therefore urged them to make good use of the donations.
Dr. Benjamin D. Lartey, who led the distribution committee, said the fight against the EVD in the sub-region would succeed only when those in the fight come together to kick the EVD out.
He called on the leaders to take the lead in the fight by spreading the necessary awareness and education to complement the Liberian government’s efforts.
“This is not the time to score victory against anyone, but to collaborate by forging together in our fight to score victory against the deadly Ebola by driving it from Liberia and the Mano River Basin,” Dr. Lartey asserted.
He also called on the people to take ownership of their communities for the protection of the populace against Ebola.
PROCMURA is an acronym for Pan-African Christian Organization and it is dedicated to Christian constructive engagement with Muslims to witness, establish mutual tolerance and collaboration towards peace and peaceful co-existence for the holistic development of the human family. It was founded in 1959.
It is established in 20 African countries and is visible in an additional 10, the officials said.