‘Liberating Guinea/S. Leone, the Next Challenge’
-President Sirleaf, as WHO Presents ‘Ebola-free Statement’ to Gov’t
Alaskai Moore Johnson, Observer Health Correspondent
Portraying the example of a selfless leader who is seeking the interests of her neighbors, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said now the challenge for her and the Liberian Government is “turning all attention to Guinea and Sierra Leone until they are Ebola free, too”.
Those sisterly nations are still reporting confirmed cases and once the virus is still present in those neighboring countries, Liberia is not totally out of the woods.
President Sirleaf made the remarks at the formal program marking the official presentation of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) statement declaring Liberia Ebola transmission free. The President highly commended everyone who helped Liberia achieve this feat. The event was held at the Centennial Memorial Pavilion in Monrovia yesterday.
She urged Liberians to join efforts to ensure that neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone are liberated from the grips of the deadly virus.
The chief guest at the celebration was Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé. Pres. Gnassingbé came along with three of his senior cabinet ministers. Ghanaian Foreign Minister Hanna Serwaa Tetteh represented President John Mahama, who is Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).