RTA holds orientation training for staff on HIV/AIDS/Ebola
The Sierra Leone Road Transport Authority (SLRTA) Thursday 4th September, 2014 held orientation training for staff on HIV/AIDS/Ebola at its headquarters at Kissy Road in Freetown. (Photo: SLRTA Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Sarah Finda Bendu)
SLRTA Deputy Executive Director, Alice E. O. Pratt commended the National AIDS Secretariat (NAS) for training its staff as it is part of the authority‘s performance contract tracking table and also part of government’s effort in the fight against HIV/AIDS and Ebola as all are viral diseases.
Madam Pratt said that Ebola has claimed precious lives of Sierra Leoneans and that the reduction of passengers in public transportation is part of the road safety campaign. She said SLRA has provided chlorine buckets in all its operational areas nationwide. She also appealed to bike riders and drivers among others to adhere to the Ebola message of hand washing, noting, “Although there is denial, Ebola and HIV/AIDS are real”. She stated that the Ebola outbreak has brought everything to a standstill as the government‘s Agenda for Prosperity has stalled. She called on participants to be attentive during the training as they have to educate more people. Martha Kamara of NAS made a presentation of basic facts on HIV/AIDS. Abu Bakarr Koroma made a presentation on Ebola preventive measures.
A Iive performance of The Road Safety School Club of Prince of Wales climaxed the ceremony.
By Abdul R. BedorKamara
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