Via The Patriotic Vanguard, a Sierra Leonean news source based in Canada: Ebola: Port Loko District in a Mess. Excerpt:
Unlike what obtains in the sister district of Kambia where a lot of praises have been heaped on that district for hard work and forthrightness in the fight against Ebola, the membership of the Port Loko District Health Management Team continues to demonstrate incompetence and unprofessionalism with no semblance of an immediate change of attitude.
Many well meaning including the poor and needy inhabitants of the town have continued to ponder on what will actually be their fate in the midst of a barrage of clumsy developments. People cannot easily comprehend why the fight against Ebola has continued to be shrouded in such complexities as outlined below.
I am sure you would accept the version of the Resident Minister of the Northern Province, Honourable Alie D. Kamara who is perturbed by that fact that Port Loko now has the highest number of Ebola related cases in his region, with over 30 confirmed deaths. One is therefore tempted to wonder why the district of Kambia which is the oldest border to the Republic of Guinea is just with one imported confirmed case of Ebola and with no recorded death.
It is a painful and an undeniable fact that Port Loko is currently leading in terms of cumulated suspected and even confirmed death cases. Apart from the over 8 suspected and 30 death cases, the number of probable cases is now in the neighbourhood of 50.
This is perhaps why a representative of the World Health Organisation in Kambia, Dr. Momodu Sesay, recently informed the Resident Minister that they have been asked to join another group from Freetown to reinforce the Port Loko District Health Management team and map out ways through which the ongoing mess in the district could be handled.
It would certainly be worthwhile for you to be briefed on some of the conflicting versions and subsequent mess in case you have not been told of any. Perhaps you were able to have read my previous articles with particular reference to the one in which I posed the question whether the Port Loko District Team is only there to escalate the spread of Ebola instead of championing the fight to stop its spread.