LCP Launches Cross Border Ebola Awareness in 4 Counties

Posted On Jan 18 2020 by

first_imgAn Ebola awareness campaign that is aimed at synchronizing cross border social mobilization, awareness and outreach on the disease prevention and interventions in Bong, Lofa, Nimba and Grand Cape Mount counties has been  officially launched by the Liberia Crusaders for Peace (LCP) in Monrovia.Giving an overview of the campaign last Friday, the executive director of LCP, Ambassador Juli Endee, told the gathering that since the outbreak of the killer disease in Liberia, the virus has posed a serious threat to all sectors of the Liberian economy.She noted that the virus has also undermined social and infrastructural  development as well as peace and security.Besides the closure of these borders, “it is important that stringent measures be taken to provide food and other basic necessities to those affected,” said Endi adding that by doing that, the minds of Ebola affected communities and survivors could be re-directed to contribute positively to combating the spread of the virus.Against this backdrop, she said, “the Crusaders for Peace knowing the growing threat the virus has become, proposed a communication strategy and sent it to the Ministries of Health and Social Welfare and Internal Affairs.  The strategy was immediately endorsed by them to ensure that we contribute to the fight and promote awareness on Ebola, especially in the four counties bordering Sierra Leone and Guinea.”She further disclosed that the strategy will focus on producing jingles, video and songs in the fifteen local languages that will be communicated in English, French and creole, capturing the deny symptoms, contact tracing and stigmatization in those bordering area.Liberia’s Cultural Ambassador added that her organization needs logistical support to ensure that its monitors move into villages and towns along the borders.During the mapping by her organization, she realized that the messages of preventing Ebola did not reach to some villages near the borders.“We are going into communities with messages and cell phones to inform the people that Ebola is real and can kill,” the Cultural Ambassador declared.The LCP also trained monitors in communication strategy, social mobilization, outreach, advocacy, interpersonal communications, and behavioral change, she said.Launching the synchronized cross border social mobilization, awareness and outreach on Ebola, her Hon. Associate Justice, Sie-A-Nyene Yuoh urged the LCP to remain vigorous in the fight to ensure that Liberia is declared Ebola free.In separate remarks, Grand Kru County Senator, Dr. Peter S. Coleman and Senator Edward B. Dagosseh of Grand Cape Mount thanked the LCP for the initiative and pledged their support.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Expect intermittent power outages north of Fort St. John

Posted On Jan 11 2020 by

first_imgCustomers will see about three short outages of about 10 minutes each earlier in the day on Thursday, May 15 and about three short outages again in the evening on Friday, May 16. This work is necessary to transfer FOX load to Fort St John Substation circuits prior to the pole replacement and to transfer load back to FOX after the new pole is set.Please note this is expected to create low voltage conditions on the longer FOX feeders, particularly in the Halfway River, Milligan Creek and Doig River areas and possibly also in Prespatou.Hydro apologizes for the short notice and the inconvenience this work may cause.- Advertisement -This message provided by B.C. Hydrolast_img


Tory Islanders disrupted while cargo ferry is out of operation

Posted On Dec 22 2019 by

first_imgThe people of Tory Island have been inconvenienced this week after the Queen of Aran was temporarily taken out of service.The much-disputed ferry that began running in Spring 2018 has been docked at Magheroarty since Wednesday after a technical issue.It is believed that a rope from a lobster trap got caught in the ferry propellor this week and was later brought to the attention of the MSO Marine Survey Office. The ferry was soon repaired on Wednesday and is now due to undergo a routine MSO inspection. A temporary replacement boat, the Elsie Jayne, was brought in to accommodate passengers. The boat holds 12 passengers, but locals say this is not enough at the height of the summer season.“The Queen of Aran being out of action is impacting hugely on the businesses on the island. The boat was and is not suitable for Tory, which is why the people were protesting,” said one Tory resident.“People can’t get anything in unless they travel with it. If you want anything delivered you have to go to the mainland and bring it with you.”It is expected that the survey of the Queen of Aran will be completed soon, and it will return to regular operation.  The fast ferry has not been affected and is running twice-daily as normal. Tory Islanders disrupted while cargo ferry is out of operation was last modified: June 29th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more