Mr. Brown: “Ebola spread in the county because of tradition.”

Bomi Superintendent Blames Ebola Spread on Tradition

Bomi County Superintendent, Samuel F. Brown says the spread of Ebola in the county would have been minimized if citizens had adhered to the advice of health authorities.

During an interview with the Daily Observer recently, Superintendent Brown regretted that people in the county hold on to their traditions so strongly that they did not agree at the outset to suspend some of their traditional activities and practices as advised by health and county authorities.

Physician Assistant at Rennie Hospital in Margibi, Kyndy Kobbah, Ebola survivor

Network of Ebola Survivors Calls for Support

The Network of Ebola Survivors is calling on the government of Liberia, local and international partners in the fight against the deadly virus to support and empower survivors and the network at large.

Speaking recently at the Information Ministry’s regular Ebola Hour press briefing on Capitol Hill in Monrovia, the chairman of the Network, Karlia Bonarwolo, who is also a Physician Assistant, said the organization has over 100 members but they are enduring hardship due to lack of support for their upkeep and to restart their lives.

Liberia Timber Association President Rudolf Merab and two Executives of LTA at yesterday’s press conference

Timber Assn. Threatens Anti-Forest GOL Letter of Intent

Barley two weeks after the Liberian Government’s ‘Letter of Intent’ agreement with the Norwegian Government, the Liberia Timber Association (LTA) has threatened legal action to reject the agreement before ratification by the National Legislature.
The Liberian Government about two weeks ago signed a ‘Letter of Intent’ with the Kingdom of Norway whereby GOL consented to undertake measures to preserve Liberia’s remaining forests in return for a compensation of US$150 million from Norway.  

Pres. Sirleaf assured ArcelorMittal of full protection

Nimbaians Plead for Presidential Clemency

Relatives and family members of those facing court hearing for vandalizing ArcelorMittal properties earlier this year are pleading with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for clemency on their children.

The citizens, who could not really channel their request through a spoke person, but decided to speak individually along the way, admitted that their children were in error to have destroyed the company’s properties,  rather than seek peaceful means to resolve their grievances.

Partial view of the “Ebola Weapon”

Lawmaker Provides District Ambulance

A much needed ambulance was recently provided to the Montserrado County Electoral District #9 by CDC Rep. Munah Pelham-Youngblood, as her contribution to combat the Ebola virus.

Unveiling the ambulance, Rep. Pelham-Youngblood said that supervision of the vehicle will be under the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare which has direct responsibility to fight the Ebola outbreak.


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