Via Awareness Times, a report from New People Online Newspaper: Momoh Konteh Leads Ebola Fight in the North.
Information Technology (IT) mogul and international businessman, Momoh Konteh, is currently leading the fight against the deadly ebola virus in the northern region of the country.
The New People Online Newspaper has just learnt that philanthropist Konteh donated ten million leones (Le10,000,000)[US$2,300] plus ten drums of chlorine and gloves to intensify the ebola campaign in the Koinadugu District.
This donation was made over the weekend at a very big meeting held at the Kabala Community Center. The district meeting attracted various stakeholders including at least eight paramount chiefs, members of parliament, minister of finance, minister of tourism, deputy minister of finance, district medical team, district council officials, police, office of national security, civil society representatives, inter religious council representatives, political parties representatives, and market women among others.
Although Momoh Konteh led the donation, he was not the only person or organization that made donations to combat the disease. The minister of finance donated two million leones (Le2,000,000), minister of tourism two million leones (Le2,000,000), parliamentarians three million leones in cash and pledges, and Koinadugu District Development Committee two million leones in pledge.
A Koinadugu District task force for Ebola, chaired by the district medical officer, was formed at the meeting.The task force is charged with the responsibility to sensitize various communities in that part of the country plus training chiefdom volunteers in ebola response.