The W H O states 196 Ebola situations in Liberia with 116 fatalities. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf this week revealed an extra $500,000 from the government to money the Ebola campaign.
The country’s economic state of affairs has actually been characterized by boosting poverty, higher cost of living, and a rise in the currency exchange rate.
Jeremiah Sulunteh, Liberia’s Ambassador to the Usa states despite the fact that the nation is hurting economically and health sensible, 167 years of freedom suffices reason to commemorate.
However Ambassador Sulunteh stated the country is observing this Freedom Day with heaviness of hearts for those that are sick and who have shed their lives to Ebola.
“We are extremely happy to the Almighty for exempting the lives of Liberians and close friends of Liberia to be able to view 167 years of presence as a country. But while we celebrate, we have some concerns of problem in our country. Currently, the government and our people are battling the deadly Ebola virus that has penetrated the society and is actually affecting our folks,” he claimed.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf today revealed an extra $500,000 from the federal government to fund the Ebola project. She contacted all Liberians and residents to sign up with the fight versus the Ebola episode.
“This is not the time for negation; this Ebola concern is true and all of us need to combat it together,” President Sirleaf stated.
In an additional Ebola-related occurrence, local media records stated a Liberian man determined as Edward Wellington Dellay on Wednesday set the conference room at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare ablaze in in an evident protest against the federal government’s handling of the Ebola outbreak.
Ambassador Sulunteh states the Embassy is moving this year’s Independence Day cultural festivities to Philadelphia where he states an estimated 30,000 Liberians stay.
“For the past 2 years that I have been ambassador, and whenever we planned the July party, specifically the cultural extravaganza a few of those that get involved have actually constantly come from Philadelphia. Therefore we said it’s only fair this time to go to them. Besides, Philly has about 30,000 Liberians living there; Minnesota has actually socialized 22,000, and Staten Island has 11,000. So we don’t assume it’s fair for them to leave their location yearly ahead to Washington,” Sulunteh stated.
Besides the Ebola outbreak, Liberia is additionally marking this year’s self-reliance anniversary in challenging financial times.
Former Public Works Priest, Samuel Kofi Woods apparently described the country’s economic state of events as been characterized by boosting hardship, higher price of living, and an upswing in the exchange rate.
Some Liberians have actually suggested that the country has nothing to commemorate on this 167th independence anniversary. But Ambassador Sulunteh states 167 years of freedom suffices of a reason to celebrate.
“As I said earlier, you could not quit commemorating the 102nd anniversary of your Grandma due to the fact that she’s poor. I think we ought to welcome our self-reliance. Even though we have actually got challenges en route, yet there have been some gains since our civil battle, and we ought to have the ability to identify that,” Sulunteh said.