President Koroma Holds Talks With MPs From Kailahun Over Ebola

President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has today held talks at State House with all Members of Parliament from Kailahun district over his determination to eradicate one of the world’s worst Ebola outbreaks.

The meeting came shortly after the President declared a State of Public Emergency to stop the transmission of the disease across the country, and expressed serious concerns about the outbreak, especially during his visit to the treatment center in Kailahun.

The President is making good on his promise to eradicate Ebola from Sierra Leone within 60 to 90 days, and therefore engaging all potential and viable partners to try to find a lasting solution to this tragedy at a time when the entire country is in an upward development trajectory under the Agenda for Prosperity. The Head of State assured the MPs that the issue of price hike of essential goods and services will be addressed at Cabinet level, while reiterating the enforcement of the State of Public Emergency through working closely together to defeat the deadly disease.

Hon. Patrick Foyah expressed their deepest appreciation to the President for his tireless efforts in pursuing the war on Ebola, and said that they were in the Office of the President as MPs from Kailahun district to inform him that his visit to the epicenter of the disease was a catalyst in the fight against the outbreak. He added that the situation in Kailahun is slowly grinding to a halt as businesses, economic and other social activities are not operational as well as the current price hike in essential commodities.

Last week, President Koroma engaged members of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists as well as the Executive Council of the Inter-Religious Council of Sierra Leone on what role they can play in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD).

Source : Government of Sierra Leone

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