S/Leone VP on Progress in Ebola Fight

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The Vice President of Sierra Leone, Victor Boacharie Foh, says his country has made significant and unprecedented progress in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD).

Sierra Leone is one of three West African countries hardest hit by the worst outbreak of the EVD in recent history. The country also recently suffered a flood disaster from heavy rainstorms that claimed the lives of four persons and left many homeless.

“We are handling the issues of the EVD crisis and the flood disaster very effectively. These are natural situations, but we continued to ensure that all efforts are constituted and coordinated in addressing those situations,” he stated.

Mr. Foh made those remarks shortly after touching down at Roberts International Airport (RIA) Tuesday. He is in the country as guest of Vice President Joseph Boakai and will serve as the commencement speaker of Cuttington University (CU) on Saturday in Suakoko, Bong County.

He expressed delight at being in Liberia to serve as the CU’s 54th Commencement speaker. He praised CU for the level of contributions to the continent and particularly in the sub-region by preparing people with a sound education.

Before he delivers the commencement address, the CU Faculty Senate will confer on VP Foh an Honorary Doctorate Degree.

Over 530 students, who have successfully completed their academic programs, will walk out of CU’s three campuses with degrees in various disciplines.

The Sierra Leone VP is in Liberia with a 12-member delegation including his wife, Mrs. Jonta Memunatu Foh, the Minister of Youth, Alimamy Kamara, and Dr. Jengo Stevens, his Advisor.

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