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Include direct community engagements in Ebola fight

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Include direct community engagements in Ebola fight

It may appear boring to some whenever we highlight the issue of the deadly Ebola virus disease currently spreading in Liberia. Officially, the deadly disease has now hit seven of the country 15 political sub-divisions, with reports of increasing number of cases. Authorities at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare have reported scores of Ebola related deaths, affecting both patients and nurses since the deadly virus broke out for the second time in Liberia, with an update of 105, with 48 confirmed deaths from May 29 to July 16, 2014.

 

Calling the Attention of LNP to Armed Robbery

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Calling the Attention of LNP to Armed Robbery

The heinous crime of armed robbery is again on the high increase in Monrovia and its environs. Of late, the City of Paynesville, outside Monrovia is being hard-hit by the crime. Among major targets struck by the drug-addicted armed criminals in recent times are the LBS Community, Weaver Street/City Hall Community, Duport Road, Congo Town, as well as Robertsfield Highway.

 

NEC Must Intervene and Institute Measures

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NEC Must Intervene and Institute Measures

On Monday, July 14, 2014, hundreds of residents of the 17- Electoral Districts of Montserrado County swamped the Doe Community football pitch on a Busrod Island in Monrovia to petition the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Oil Company of Liberia or NOCAL, Mr. Robert Sirleaf for the Liberian senate during the Special Senatorial Election in October of this year.

 

Nimba Lawmakers must redirect their qualms

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Nimba Lawmakers must redirect their qualms

“As is to be expected, the Government of Liberia will dutifully undertake a repair of the damaged roads and bridges, but the cost will be sourced from funds directly allocated for the development of Nimba County,” was the decision announced by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf when she address the nation last Thursday, July 10, 2014 from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which currently hosts the Presidency. Even though there’s yet to be a full-scale assessment of the damage sustained by steel giant Arcelor Mittal,  President Sirleaf told the nation that the cost to repair and restore the properties destroyed by a group of violent Nimba citizens, when determined, will be a subject of discussion between the government and Arcellor Mittal.

 

Re-examining the fight against Ebola

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Re-examining the fight against Ebola

Health workers at the front of the battle against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease were recently reported to be returning from their respective areas of assignment across Liberia, especially where the virus is reported. The attributing factors for this latest development, especially in such emergency situation in the health sector are the overwhelming number of Ebola patients and either lack of  logistics, including hand gloves or their limited supplies for protection, while attending to reported Ebola cases.

 
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