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As Pujehun clocks 44 days on zero new Ebola case …

As Pujehun clocks 44 days on zero new Ebola case …


Residents of Pujehun district were on Friday 9th January 2015 happily joined by the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hon. Diana Finda Konomanyi to celebrate the event marking 42 days without the district recording a single new case of Ebola.

The celebration which took place at the Pujehun District Council Hall was used as a Thanksgiving to God and attracted dozens of  Muslims and Christians from across the district.

The celebrants thanked God for his intervention and for letting them attain the zero new case status.

In her keynote address, Minister Diana expressed thanks to God for the wisdom given to the people of Pujehun to stop the spread of Ebola. She said it’s a great Job done by the people of Pujehun to kick Ebola out of their district thinking of the location of Pujehun. She said Pujehun is now a case study in the fight against the deadly virus, while urging other districts to follow the same.

Mrs. Konomanyi called on local authorities and the people of Pujehun to be more proactive than before because the district borders with Liberia and with 3 legal crossing points and 55 illegal crossing points.

She said now that the district has becomes Ebola free, people will soon start entering Pujehun.

“Pujehun will only be free from Ebola when the last case of Ebola is been kicked out from the entire country” she warned.
She said there have been lots of praises showered on President Ernest Bai Koroma for his leadership role in the fight against Ebola and encouraged all and sundry to continue supporting the president to win the Ebola war.

For his part, Chairman of Pujehun District Council, Sadiq Silla, thanked President Koroma for the support given to the district throughout the fight.

He assured that they will continue to work to ensure that no case of Ebola is ever reported in the district.

The programme which was chaired by the Resident Minister South, Mutur Conteh, attracted all key stakeholders in the district including WHO and other international health partners, Chairman of Pujehun District, Chairman Council of Paramount Chiefs, the Police, military and health workers, among others.

Dauda Bangura

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