Flashback: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and CDC’s George Weah Meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Monrovia
Flashback: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and CDC’s George Weah Meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Monrovia

Liberia’s key opposition political party, the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) says it is seeking audience with the government to discuss strategies to jointly fight the Ebola virus.

Ebola outbreak first engulfed the country May has claimed at 500 lives, creating great terror among the population. The government has since imposed a state of emergency and curfew as well as quarantined several communities and regions to halt the relentless spread of the virus.

Addressing a press conference in Monrovia over the weekend, CDC Secretary-General Nathaniel McGill said the party is concerned about the fight against the virus and therefore will support every initiative by the government that will not interfere with the citizens’ rights.

He lauded the Liberian Government for the efforts it is exerting in the fight against the virus since its outbreak in the country more than five months ago, according to the Liberia News Agency.

However, McGill said in order for the fight against Ebola to achieve its desired goals, the President should include civil society bodies as well as medical-related institutions, like the Red Cross, on the National Ebola Task Force.

He pointed out that the outbreak of Ebola is detrimental to the country because it has the possibility to paralyze the nation’s economy and several other programs.

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