Goodwill messages from Korea on Ebola victory


November 10, 2015

The telephone lines into the residence of Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, His Excellency Omrie Michael Golley, were on Saturday (7 November) inundated with congratulatory messages from government officials, commercial leaders in the public and private sector, and educational establishments in Korea, regarding the recent announcement by the WHO pronouncing the end of the Ebola virus disease scourge in Sierra Leone.

Commenting on the numerous messages of goodwill, Ambassador Golley said he was very touched by the kind sentiments, noting that “the strong and effective leadership provided by President Ernest Bai Koroma and the resilience of the people of Sierra Leone are pivotal in defeating the Ebola virus”.

Ambassador Golley, who has recently returned to Seoul after leading a delegation of Korean investors to Sierra Leone, also took the opportunity to express his gratitude to the Government of Korea for its support during the battle against the deadly virus.

It could be recalled that Korea donated money, medical supplies and equipment, and for the first time in its history, additionally sent medical doctors and personnel to join the fight against the outbreak in Sierra Leone.