FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, November 25, 2014/ — The Minister of Information and Communications of Sierra Leone, Alpha Kanu, will host an online press conference on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 15 GMT.
Since Sierra Leone recorded the first case of Ebola on May 25th, this year, the President of the West African state Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma scaled down other development projects his Government was implementing under the “agenda for prosperity” by committing over 90 billion Leones (equivalent to about twenty million dollars) towards the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease.
President Koroma appealed to the international community for a more robust support and proclaimed a public state of emergency in desperate efforts to mitigate the spread of and the eventual eradication of the Ebola virus.
In spite of these efforts, the Ebola virus continues to ravage the country and had claimed the lives of 6 doctors and over 100 front line health workers, including nurses.
During the online press conference, the Minister of Information and Communications Alpha Kanu will tell us where the country stands in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease in the midst of local and international efforts, with the British Government alone providing about 120 million pounds.