November 8, 2016 By: Sahr Morris Jr. Intern
Board of Directors, Management, Staff and retailers of Mercury International Company Sierra Leone Ltd on Monday 7th November, joined the government and people of Sierra Leone to commemorate the first anniversary of the declaration of the end of the Ebola virus disease in the country by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The leading Sports Betting and Lottery Company demonstrated its corporate responsibility in compliance with the press release issued by the government of Sierra Leone in respect of commemorating the tragedy that rocked the country.
All staff of the company across the country carried a yellow ribbon on their chest and lined up in front of their respective offices to observe the three minutes silence that was declared in honour of all those who lost their lives during the deadly Ebola scourge.
The company’s radio; Radio Mercury FM 92.0 was also part of the simulcast broadcast of the speech by His Excellency the president , Dr. Earnest Bai Koroma after observing the three minutes silence, followed by memorial songs for the rest of the day.
In a brief statement, the company’s deputy public relations officer, Mohamed Bah said November 7 was a day worth to always be observed because of the pains every Sierra Leonean went through during the period of Ebola in the country.
He said: “We as a company is proud to join the government and the rest of the Sierra Leonean to observe this day especially those of our compatriots who lost their Lives during the dreadful Ebola virus disease that struck the country.”
Marketing Manager, Olubumi Kamara said the day is a symbolic remembrance of the tragedy that befell the country. He said Mercury International as a company of the people, will continue to honor the frontline workers that sacrificed their lives and died in the course of fighting the deadly Ebola scourge.
WHO said a total of 28,616 confirmed, probable and suspected cases were reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, resulting in 11,310, deaths. Sierra Leone was hit hard with 14, 122 cases and 3,955 confirmed deaths according to the WHO.