The Liberia telecommunication sector, which comprises of LTA (Liberia Telecommunication Authority), the Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications and Libtelco has given the national Ebola task force several donations, which include a 2012 model Nissan Patrol Jeep to help them respond to emergency cases fast.
Additionally, the sector through the staff and management of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, the chairlady and commissioners of the LTA and the managing director and board of directors of Libtelco donated 500 protective face masks, 500 protective goggles, 200 body bags, 600 protective gloves, 530 disposable protective suits and 200 boots.
According to Dr. Frederick B. Norkeh, the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, the ICT sector decided to help the task force fight the deadly Ebola virus after hearing the cry of the Liberians.
“The sector has been working together with the task force to ensure that Ebola is eradicated from Liberia,” stated Anthony Mccritty, Senior Acting Chair and Commissioner of LTA.
Speaking at the ceremony, Madam Mary T. Broh the Director General of the General Services Agency urged Liberians to join the fight in eradicating Ebola. Receiving the donations on behalf of the task force, Broh further mentioned that the Ebola call center, which she coordinates, is always ready to react to suspected cases and her staff is ready to meet the public needs.
Broh gave thanks to the ICT sector for responding to the cry of the Liberians and promised them that the donations will be used for their intended role.