The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has donated four vehicles to the National Task Force on Ebola (NTFE) to fight Ebola in Liberia.
The donation was made Monday, August 4, at the Internal Affairs Ministry by UNDP Resident Representative Antonio Vigilante to the NTFE’s co-chair, Internal Affairs Minister Morris Dukuly, representing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
The total cost of the four vehicles is put at US$123,952. They included three Land Cruisers and one Toyota Prado.
Presenting the vehicles, Mr. Vigilante said the vehicles were to be used for the decentralization process in the country which, however, came in time with the challenge the country is facing with Ebola. “Therefore, they will be used for the Ebola response like burying of dead bodies.”
He said, “I feel the pain Liberia is going through with the Ebola crisis and I’ve promised to work with the government in making sure it succeeds."
Upon receiving the keys to the vehicles, Minister Dukuly thanked the UN family for what he termed as a good partnership and the spirit of love shown to the Liberian Government and people.
“The government is very pleased with the donation made by the UNDP family and these vehicles will be used to help remove Ebola dead bodies from communities and other areas for burial,” Min. Dukuly said.
He also disclosed that the issue of Ebola now in Liberia, “is very critical and needs more attention in order to save the lives of other citizens in the country.”
Minister Dukuly said the government is doing all it can to fight the deadly Ebola disease in the country.