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The Chargé d’affaires of the High Commission of Liberia in Ghana Mrs Musu J. Ruhle on Thursday appealed to the international community to resume air flight to her country.

She said the suspension of international flights to Liberia following the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in March this year was hampering the delivery of international aid to the country, thus compounding the efforts to combat the disease.

Mrs Ruhle made the appeal in Accra when she took delivery of emergency relief items from the Japanese government, as part of efforts to combat the Ebola virus disease.

The items worth 30 million yen include 100 pieces of tents, 500 pieces of sleeping pads, 25 electrical generators, 25 pieces of cord reel, 30 water tank storage, 500 water containers, 30 water filters and 30 rolles.

She said inadequate knowledge on Ebola on the part of her country men had led to the disease handling becoming more complicated, but was hopeful that Liberia would overcome it.

She lauded the Government of Ghana for allowing its territory to be used as a transit point for the emergency relief aides to be sent to Liberia.

The Ambassador of Japan to Ghana Mr. Naoto Nikai, who handed the relief items to Mrs Rhule said the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was of great concern to the Japanese people.

He said the assistance was Japan’s contribution towards combating the Ebola virus disease, stating, “I hope that the people of Liberia would utilise it”.

The Ambassador recounted that Japan has already donated similar items to the government and people of Sierra Leone.

Mr Nikai gave the assurance that Japan would continue to support the West African sub-region in combating the Ebola virus disease.

Ms Pippa Bradford, World Food Programme Representative and Country Director to Ghana acknowledged the critical situation Liberia was facing at the moment, and the importance of generous contributions to support the clinics and communities affected by the Ebola outbreak.
Source: GNA

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