AUGUST 26, 2014 By Hawa Amara
Hon. Kelfala Conteh yesterday sensitized constituents of Constituency 98 on the deadly Ebola virus. The event took place at the Wellington community centre. Buckets of chlorine were placed at strategic locations for washing of hands.
The ruling All People’s Congress (APC) lawmaker told the gathering that the Ebola outbreak has created immense challenges for the country, including the economy.
The outbreak has caused the death of more than 300 persons since the first confirmed cases were reported in May.
He told constituents to be aware of the deadly disease and to abide by the advisory released by medical health officers, adding that they should always wash their hands and avoid eating bush meat.
Hon. Conteh disclosed that the government had disbursed Le60 million to the constituency to sensitise constituents on the Ebola outbreak.
He said the money will be used for its correct purpose, and that over five hundred T-shirts have been printed for the constituency sensitization, while chlorine and hand sanitizers have been procured to prevent the disease from spreading in the constituency.
Chairlady of the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party in the constituency, Marion Rogers, urged residents to help prevent the disease in the community, as it is real.
Rogers added that they should always wash their hands and stop shaking hands as part of preventive mechanisms to tackle the spread of the virus in the country.
Also speaking, Councillor Thaimu Bangura noted that the Ebola virus is a virulent disease which has killed many Sierra Leoneans, including medical doctors and nurses.