Liberia: Sekou Kalasco Damaro Gives Disinfectants to Margibi Residents to Combat Covid-19
Monrovia – As part of efforts to stem the spread of the deadly 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the country, President George Weah’s Special Aide, Mr. Sekou Kalasco Damaro, has donated disinfectants and other items to the people of Margibi County and at the same time cautioned them to be steadfast in adhering to health protocols.
Margibi County is one of the two counties where health authorities are keeping serious surveillance following Covid-19.
Unlike Montserrado County, there is less attention from philanthropy organizations to help the needed in Margibi County during the pandemic.
Despite the huge presence of joint security officers enforcing health protocol at the various entrances of the county, many residents including healthcare providers struggled to obtain basic items in the fight against the pandemic.
Damaro, being born and raised in Margibi County, Sunday, March 29, put smiles on the faces of county men and women when he donated buckets, disinfectants, hand soap, sanitizers, face masks, bags of rice to healthcare workers, Islamic leaders and other residents.
CH Rennie Hospital, City Clinic, Barcolleh Health Center, the Federation of Road Transport Union and the Islamic Community were the direct beneficiaries of the President’s Special Aide’s gesture.
Speaking at the CH. Rennie Hospital in Kakata, Sekou praised the county’s health team for their commitment especially where the county is being challenged by the recent coronavirus outbreak.
“It is good to be in my home county Margibi. Howbeit, this is not a strange thing to come back to Margibi County and identify with the hospital that I was born in,” he said.
Since his appointment by President Weah two years ago, Damaro has made several visits to the county. His most recent is the donations of over 100 bags of rice plus cash and other items to healthcare workers and youths of the county as gifts for the 2019 festive season.
Also, speaking to Islamic leaders at the Islamic Preaching Union in the Madina Community, Damaro praised the Islamic Community in the county for their role they are playing to curtail the spread of the virus.
“The government did not say don’t pray, you can pray at home. It is the best way we can stop the spread of the virus. Let’s all join hands to make the President’s dream alive.”
Also speaking, the Margibi County Muslim Chairman AF Kuku Reeves, praise the President’s Aide for the donation especially during the time of a major health crisis.
“We accept it in good faith. We are all buttressing government’s effort. Because we don’t want to see anyone lose their lives. We are regulating the health protocols and that is why we were able to close all the mosques in and around Margibi County,” the Margibi County Muslim Chairman said.