Via Awareness Times: As Dr. Modupeh Cole added to list of beneficiaries, John Benjamin is Feeding Ebola Infected Nurses. Excerpt:
This newspaper can confirm that for about one month now, it has been the former chairman and leader of the main opposition SLPP, John Benjamin who has been personally undertaking to ensure all nurses infected with Ebola, are provided with good nutritious food at the Kailahun and Kenema Treatment Centers.
This, we are informed, has cost him millions of leones from his pocket so far; all without ever seeking to publicise his philanthropic help. Over the weekend, Benjamin extended such nutritious feeding to Dr. Modupeh Cole, a Freetown doctor who has been admitted at Kailahun Ebola Treatment center.
We learnt of this Benjamin’s act of kindness whilst we were making enquiries last evening of August 11th 2014, as to the status of Dr. Modupeh Cole. As false news spread like wildfire that Cole had passed away, we called our contacts in Kailahun who responded thus: “It is not true. In fact, Dr. Cole just had some of the food John Benjamin sent for him today”.
That was the time we made further enquires and learnt the amazing news that, on a daily basis now, for about one month, a special restaurant in Kenema has been preparing Sharwarma, Chicken, Pancakes, Jollof Rice, Cassava Leaves sauce, hamburgers & chips and whatever else that nurses infected with Ebola, requested. All the bills, are paid for by John Benjamin including the cost of transporting the food, piping hot, in warm carriers on motor-bikes into Kailahun district from Kenema and also to the Kenema Government Hospital.
When this paper contacted John Benjamin last evening, he confirmed that he has indeed been feeding all admitted nurses infected with Ebola.
Benjamin said “it is my own humble way of ensuring I contribute to the fight against Ebola. We cannot leave everything to the government alone. Whatever little we can do in our corners, we must do it. This is a national fight”.