LBS DG Calls for Collective Efforts on Ebola

first_imgThe Director General of the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) Mr. Ledgerhood Rennie, has called on citizens of Montserrado County electoral district #4 to work collectively work together in order to eradicate the killer Ebola virus disease. According to Mr. Rennie, this can be achieved through active community engagements.He made the called Tuesday, January 27, when he served as guest speaker at the launch of the Ebola Community Action Platform (ECAP), held at Baillie Call School in Paynesville.The LBS boss applauded the community for what he termed as excellent efforts so far in the fight against the virus. Mr. Rennie stated that community/citizens’ efforts have led led to the reduction of cases in their communities, yea the country.The program at which Mr. Rennie spoke was held   under the auspices of the People Empowerment Program (PEP) with the theme, “Together We Must Fight to Kick Ebola Out of Liberia.”“Ebola is on the run; no retreat no surrender. Ebola must go! And we must continue to observe all those preventive measures so we can’t have a reoccurrence of the virus in our country,” he stated.The Country Director of Mercy Corps Liberia, Penny Anderson, pledged her organization’s support to working with communities in order to make sure Ebola is eradicated from Liberia.She described the story of Ebola as being one of continued shocks and rebounds, which should make everyone keep alert and vigilant by continually practicing those behaviors that can keep them from contracting the virus.“This is why our valued partners like PEP are playing a critical role by spreading awareness, and reminding people of the need to keep up their guard,” Ms. Anderson said. “Their work will be integral now, as we move into the next phase of the ECAP program, and in the post-Ebola response.“We know that that PEP is among our many committed local partners, who have been working tirelessly to raise awareness of Ebola and help drive it out of your communities.  We are proud to be supporting them as they continue driving this all-important push to free Liberia from Ebola.”She asserted that it is a testament to the strong and continuing efforts of groups like PEP, and of national and local authorities that Ebola is on the decline.The Mercy Corps boss warned against complacency in the fight, adding that, “now more than ever we need to band together to ensure that we can both drive Ebola out of Liberia.The Executive Director of PEP, Richard H. Sieh, among other things, recommended to the Government of Liberia to craft a 10 -year plan that will focus on Ebola orphans and survivors, among others.ECAP is a US$12million social mobilization project funded by USAID and developed by Mercy Corps   to carry out community engagements.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Columbus Flyers end season undefeated

first_imgThe Flyers will play Grande Prairie in the first round of the playoffs, which starts on Feb. 26th at the Fort St. John Rec Centre at 2:45 p.m. The next day, the team will travel to Grande Prairie for game two. The Fort St. John Knights of Columbus Flyers ended their season with a dominant performance over Peace River.On Friday, the Flyers traveled to Peace River, leaving the town with a 12-6 victory under their belts, earning an undefeated record on their season with 11 wins, no losses and only one tie.- Advertisement -The game opened at a furious pace, which saw eight goals scored in the first period alone. With the teams tied at two, Lien Miller-Jeanotte scored a short handed goal for the Flyers and the team never looked back. The Flyers ended the period up 5-3, continuing to put the puck in the net throughout the remainder of the game.Multiple Flyer players finished the game recording multi-point games, with Ricky Bateman finishing the game with a three goal, one assist performance, while Miller-Jeanotte recorded a hat-trick himself.Sean Gjeners picked up the win in between the pipes for the Flyers.The Flyers should enter the playoffs brimming with confidence, as they begin the post season without suffering a loss during their regular season.Advertisementlast_img read more