VP Boakai Urges Sustained Use of Ebola Equipment Nationwide

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Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai has urged Liberians and receivers of Ebola Virus Disease equipment and critical medical supplies to maintain the sustained use of them nationwide.

VP Boakai made the assertion recently in Monrovia at the well-attended presentation ceremony of two newly secured ambulances by District #1 Representative Eugene Fallah Kparkar of Foya Statutory District in Lofa County.

Vice President Boakai also reminded Liberians and the recipients of generous donations intended to fight and eradicate the deadly Ebola virus, to demonstrate their resilience, fortitude and determination in the current efforts spearheaded by the Liberian Government.

The Liberian Vice President also assured Liberians and donor partners and friendly governments that with God above, Liberians will soon triumph over the deadly Ebola virus.

He further extended thanks to lawmaker Kparkar for the timely donation of the critically needed medical equipment and called on other Liberians wherever they are to emulate the fine example of the Lofa lawmaker.

VP Boakai underscored the urgent need for Liberians to rise above complacency and redouble their efforts to eradicate the menace from Liberia.

Earlier, Rep. Kparkar reminded Liberians and support partners that the sustained fight against the deadly Ebola virus in the country is the collective responsibility of Liberians, irrespective of political and socio-economic backgrounds.

Lawmaker Kparkar, however, indicated that two ambulances were donated to the Liberian Government to buttress the effective health delivery in Ebola crisis and epicenter of Lofa County.

He specifically intimated that one of the ambulances was intended to be used by the Foya District Health Team and the other for the Lofa Health Team.

Commenting on how much was used to secure the two ambulances from the United States of America, Rep. Kparkar disclosed that the sum USD50,000.00 was mobilized to procure the medical equipment including shipment to Liberia.

In a special statement at the presentation on the grounds of the Capital Building in Monrovia, House Speaker Jenekai Alex Tyler also reminded Liberians and support partners that the nation was on the verge of winning the battle against the Ebola virus in Liberia.

Speaker Tyler, on behalf of the House of Representatives, extended thanks and appreciation for the critical intervention of lawmaker Kparkar and urged Liberians at home and abroad to join in chasing the deadly menace out of Liberia.

He also assured Liberians and the Executive Branch of the Liberian Government of greater cooperation and support for the year 2015 and beyond in the overall enhancement of the critically needed development, growth and progress in Liberia.

For his part, Lofa Caucus Chairman Rep. Moses Y. Kollie admonished Liberians and partners that the battle to eradicate the Ebola virus is not yet over until it is declared by international medical agencies in the country.

Chairman Kollie, on behalf of the Lofa Caucus, thanked Rep. Kparkar for the provision of the two ambulances and urged other Liberians in and outside of the country to join the bandwagon to defeat the deadly Ebola virus once and for all from Liberia.

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