A few organizations based in Rhode Island, United States of America, have joined senatorial aspirant James Y. Gbarbea in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus Disease in Bong County, Central Liberia.
Aspirant James Yarkpawolo Gbarbea Jr. is contesting the senatorial post under the auspices of the Salala, Sanoyea, Fuamah and Yenequelleh Districts Development Solidarity (SASAFU).
According to aspirant Gbarbea, a few organizations recently donated several anti-Ebola items including thermometers, hand sanitizers, buckets, mattresses and reflective jackets for use by the people of Bong County.
Mr. Gbarbea named these organizations that are buttressing his efforts aimed at kicking out the virus from Bong County as Walgreens, Neighborhood Health Plan and Banneker Industries.
Speaking to the Daily Observer recently in Bong County during distribution of the anti-Ebola virus materials, the Bong Senatorial hopeful said the donation of the items came in the wake of the many appeals made by his daughter, Madam Michelle Davidson, who is based in the USA, to those organizations in order to help save the lives of the citizens of Bong County.
According to Mr. Gbarbea, the areas targeted to receive the materials are Sanoyea, Salala, Fuamah, Yenequelle and Suakoko Districts, and the county capital Gbarnga, among many others.
In acceptance remarks on behalf of the Muslim Community in Bong County, head of the women’s group, Mariamyama Sherriff, extended thanks and appreciation to the organizations for the advocacy roles being played by Madam Michelle Davidson who was in the frontline lobbying for citizens of Bong County.
Also in remarks head of the Motorcyclists Union in Gbarnga City, Mr. Paul Sallay, called on other organizations residing in the U.S.A. to fellow the footsteps of those organizations that are contributing resources and materials to the people of Liberia to help eradicate the spread of the virus in the country.
SASAFU, through which the anti-Ebola materials were brought into the country and distributed to Bong citizens, has been the mother organization in lower Bong County, working to foster development in Lower Bong County.