Via Le Jour, an interview with Cellou Dalein Diallo, former prime minister and leader of the opposition party Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea: Ebola: '' I do not think there are extenuating circumstances, but I have to say objectively that a number of decisions were taken'' dixit Diallo. Excerpt from a lightly edited Google translation:
What comments do you do with the presence of Ebola virus in Guinea and organized response against him?
Diallo: Look, it's sad for our country that we are invaded by this disease which currently has no cure so we must all take all measures to ward off evil. I think all the country's resources should be mobilized to halt the progression of the disease.
Already yesterday the foundation Thierno Aliou Bhoubha Ndiyan I suggested to Thierno Badrou, the imam of the Grand Mosque to pray to seek God's help in our fight against this disease. I think it should situate the origin of evil.
I do not know if the government lost time or not but we have learned that the Ministry of Health has sent samples to both Europe and Senegal to diagnose the disease. But what are the arrangements, we do not have sufficient capacity in our health services, there 's no resources and then not preparing for diseases that had never been known.
I cannot find extenuating circumstances, but I have to say objectively a number of decisions were made that helped locate evil, then seek the support of international organizations such as WHO, Doctors Without Borders and all those who have capabilities that help responded I think it is an effort.
I think the other aspect is to combine the efforts of everyone so that everyone is there or can take steps to avoid favoring the spread of the disease.