A group of United States-based Nimbaians under the umbrella United Nimba Citizens Council (UNICCO) had donated several assorted items to the Nimba County Ebola Response Task Force to fight against the deadly Ebola virus.
Speaking to the Daily Observer, Mr. Anthony Weegon, Nimba County coordinator for UNICCO said the donation was done recently in Monrovia in the presence of several prominent citizens of Nimba, including the county lawmakers.
He said the items were delivered to the Mr. Musa Bility, head of Nimba Anti Ebola Resource Mobilization Committee, who in turn presented them to the County Task Force.
Mr. Weegon listed the items as US$ 1,000 cash along with several medical materials, including 10,000 pieces of surgical gloves, 1000 pieces of medical cups, and 50 bags of 25kg rice, among others.
He added that the items were given to be distributed to health facilities across Nimba so as to keep all the health centers open and active.
A month ago, the budget of US$ 100,000 was allotted from Nimba County Development funds for the fight against Ebola in Nimba, but the way the money was distributed brought great division between the Nimba Caucus and the County Leadership headed by Supt. Fong Zuagele.
With these other medical materials and cash being donated to the same Task Force, people are skeptical as to whether it will be used for the intended purpose.
UNICCO in March this year donated huge assorted medical supplies along with other office materials including laptops worth about US$500,000 to the Authorities of Nimba as their own contribution to the development of Nimba, but what became of the supplies is yet to be established.