20th January 2018
Minister of State East Appeals to Stakeholders to Enforce Ebola Laws
The Minister of State East, Maya Moiwo Kaikai has called on Paramount Chiefs and other stakeholders to enforce the Ebola bye-laws.
Honourable Maya Kaikai (pictured) thanking the Paramount Chiefs for their turnout in the meeting in short notice, the Minister also advised them to work with their respective taskforces in this direction.
The Minister explained to the local authorities that during the Ebola crisis, he witnessed lots of events ranging from travel ban, deaths as a result of the epidemic and the restriction of movements and other social activities.
He referred to the meeting as a family meeting to reflect what happened during the peak of the Ebola in the region were President Ernest Bai Koroma was having sleepless nights to ensure that Ebola is wiped out in our country.
The Minister called on the Paramount Chiefs to play vital role to ensure that the past odd months when Ebola was killing our people do not return anymore. He said although our District Management Teams in the three districts have assured that they are on top of the situation, we still have to be on the alert by checking people travelling from one place to another.
Hon. Maya Kaikai advised all and sundry not to be complacent as there are too much complacency going on now. He recalled two months ago when President Koroma was on a nationwide tour to roll out the post Ebola plan when the President urged the Paramount Chiefs to be involved in the process.
The Minister also used the opportunity to talk to partners to support the chiefdoms to resuscitate the Ebola Taskforces, noting that the President is very much worried about the unfolding incident that has occurred in Tonkolili district.