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UNMEER boss lauds SLAJ ‘Yellow Ribbon Campaign’

- says it’s an excellent initiative to fight complacency

March 10, 2015 By Ibrahim Tarawallie

The United Nations Mission on Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) Crisis Manager in Sierra Leone has lauded the ‘Yellow Ribbon Campaign’ which is being championed by the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) to end Ebola in the country.

Bintou Keita told Concord Times shortly after she was decorated with the Yellow Ribbon by SLAJ president, Kelvin Lewis that the campaign was an excellent initiative to fight against complacency.

Ms. Keita maintained the campaign would help re-energise people to continue practicing things that will bring the Ebola outbreak to an end.

“The campaign is an excellent initiative to fight complacency. The colour is looking at light and it is a sense of hope. I think the time is right to have the campaign because of where we are now. It is the last point to the last mile where people get tired,” she noted.

She revealed that there was apprehension and concern about the reopening of schools in March because the Ebola virus is still in the country, but expressed hope that the virus can be defeated.

The SLAJ ‘Yellow Ribbon Campaign’ is intended to inject new synergy into the fight against Ebola and to drive it to the end without being complacent.

“For us the yellow ribbon is a sign of commitment. Anyone who wears it is saying ‘I am committed to do the things that will help break the chain of transmission and end Ebola’. It also symbolises a new dawn and the start of the rebranding of our country. The Ebola fight is not over until the last case,” warned SLAJ president, Kelvin Lewis.

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