April 15, 2015
Some two hundred men and women of the National Marketing Organization (NMO) on Saturday 11th April joined the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in an end Ebola and anti- corruption campaign across major markets in Freetown.
The “End Ebola and Corruption Campaign” was a sensitization exercise to educate the public, especially marketers, on the dangers of Ebola and corruption and the benefits of eradicating both diseases.
Addressing the campaigners at the entrance of the Vine Memorial Secondary School, Congo Cross, the ACC Deputy Commissioner, Shollay Davies, commended NMO for partnering with the commission and stressed the significance of the campaign as Sierra Leone grapples with the countdown to ending the Ebola virus disease.
Mr. Davies entreated the marketers to disseminate anti-Ebola and anti-corruption messages as buyers and sellers would better understand information from them.
He highlighted key messages that would constitute the campaign notably: the community has power to stop Ebola; safe and dignified burial; only you and I can say no to Ebola; and celebrate survivors.
He assured the marketers and the general public of the commission’s “undiluted support” to crack down on corruption in the fight against Ebola in the country.
Earlier, the Director of Public Education and Outreach Department, Koloneh Sankoh, admonished the marketers to observe the preventive measures of hand washing and ‘no body contact’ as they raise awareness on Ebola.
She underscored the commission’s resolve to working with civil society groups to eradicate corruption in all its forms.
Buyers and sellers in the Western Urban and Rural Areas benefited from anti-corruption and anti-Ebola messages at different moments of the tour, which were inscribed on placards and information, education and communication materials distributed as well.