Ebola Task Force Gets US$10,000 from LBDI

first_imgThe Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI) has contributed US$10,000 to the government of Liberia’s Ebola Task Force (ETF) to help with the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the country.LBDI also made a separate contribution of US$1,500 to complement the efforts of Montserrado County District #13 Representative, Saah Joseph, who is using his personal ambulance and logistics to transport Ebola patients and victims to hospitals and burial sites.  The bank’s donation is to buy fuel. “The donation is intended to awaken the interest of everyone to join the government in the fight against Ebola. Ebola has no cure and so it is the responsibility of all Liberians to join and support the fight against this deadly menace,” said LBDI president and chief executive officer Mr. John B. S. Davies, III when he presented the checks to the Task Force and Rep. Saah Joseph at the Bank’s 9th Street Corporate office in Sinkor yesterday.Mr. Davies acknowledged the efforts of the government and international partners in containing the virus and called on all Liberians to help in whatever way they can.  The Deputy Minister for  Fiscal Affairs at Finance and Development Planning (MFDP),  Dr. James Kollie, received the US$10,000 check on behalf of the government, while Rep. Saah Joseph was on hand to take delivery of the US$1,500 check. The LBDI CEO used the ceremony to applaud Rep. Saah Joseph for his ‘heroic’ efforts in using his personal resources [ambulances and cash) to fight the Ebola epidemic in Monrovia and its environs.  “You will agree with me that Rep. Saah Joseph is making a  very great impact in helping with the fight against the EVD,” Davies said. The LBDI boss observed how the Montserrado County legislator is using his personal resources to help save lives and also educating a number of Liberian children in his district at no cost.“I am a living testament of the efforts you’re applying in your district,” said the LBDI CEO. “You made us proud, Rep. Joseph.” The LBDI president disclosed that his bank, in collaboration with other banks under the umbrella of the Liberia Bankers Association (LBA) of which he is the current president, recently made available US$9,000 to the ETF to help fight the Ebola virus. “That contribution shows how much interest we have in making sure that the Ebola epidemic is defeated.”The LBDI CEO also disclosed that as a Liberian-own bank, LBDI is helping the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOSW) in many ways in the form of services which include providing free of charge services for all bank-related services on all Ebola-related accounts owned  by the Ministry of Health. “No bank service charge, no overdraft interest, no monthly service charge, no payment for manager’s checks for venders and no instrument charge at LBDI on MOHSW Ebola accounts,” he declared. “Ebola is a very difficult and troublesome disease that has plagued our nation,” Davies said. “And so we must ensure that this virus is put under control.”He expressed the hope that the Ministry of Health will continue to make gains with the meager help being provided by LBDI.“We know that Ebola is here; it is real and we know that it will take gargantuan efforts from the side of the government and international partners, but most critically, from the side of ordinary Liberians with regard to our attitudes to eradicate the EVD from Liberia.”    Receiving the check, Deputy Finance Minister for Fiscal Affairs Dr. James Kollie thanked LBDI Management for the donation.“I see that LBDI has been a true partner to the government of Liberia in many ways,” he said. The Deputy Finance Minister also expressed gratitude to the Board of Directors of LBDI, shareholders and customers as he took delivery of the check. “I am aware that someone somewhere is going to pay for this amount and so I just want to express how gratified I am to see LBDI doing it again,” Kollie added. He admonished people of faith to continue to pray for Liberia as the Ebola virus is dealing a deadly toll on the people of Liberia and the country’s economy. He also stressed the need for people to follow strictly all the rules of hygiene and other measures which the MOH has put in place, as cure for the deadly disease is yet to be found.“The way we break in transmission is to not come in contact with infected people. Each neighborhood must be able to fight Ebola. When strange people come to our neighborhoods and we don’t know where they’re coming from, we have to be on alert,” he said. The Deputy Finance Minister challenged the public to be on the watch for themselves, their families and the communities they live in. “This disease cannot come to an end if transmission is not broken,” Kollie added.For his part, District #13 Rep. Saah Joseph commended LBDI for the surprise donation and said it will serve as an impetus for him to continue to help save the lives of ordinary people. Rep. Joseph noted that helping the people of Liberia is a duty for him as a lawmaker. “It is not easy out there right now,” said Rep. Joseph, “especially to fuel and service the ambulances I am using to help my people 24 hours around the clock.” Rep. Joseph, who is Co-chairman of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Banking and Currency, recalled how LBDI continued to help the Liberian people through various means. “LBDI has always been there for the Liberian people, even at the level of the Banking and Currency Committee on which I serve as Co-chair,” he said. Present at the ceremony were  LBDI Comptroller Mrs. Clavenda O. Payman and Acting General Manager, Mr. Johnson Baysawala.Also present were LBDI’s senior vice president for finance Mr. Reginald A. Bropleh, and other executives of the Bank,  including Lawrence George.        According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ebola virus has claimed the lives of about 1,900 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria with Senegal reporting its first Ebola case. The virus, WHO says, has also infected over 3,000 people in the five countries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GAA NEWS: IT’S FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR THE BUNCRANA CUP THIS WEEKEND

first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes for Week Ending Sunday 9th AugustCONGRATULATIONSFour of our club hurlers represented their families, club and County when they togged out for Ulster in an U16 interprovincial against Galway and a Connaught select side on Saturday past. Paul Tourish, Ben Doherty (Roe), Dylan Duffy and Fiachra MacLochlainn deserve great credit for this achievement. These young lads are fantastic role models for all our upcoming young playersBuncrana Cup 2015It’s full steam ahead for the Buncrana Cup this Saturday, 15th August, and Club Chair, Sean Clerkin, would like to thank those who volunteered their time over the last few weeks to get the pitch and grounds in good shape for this prestigious event. Four U16 County squads, including Donegal, will take part in the semi-finals to be held in Burt and Muff. All teams will descend on the Scarvey for the final and 3rd and 4th playoff. Further details will be posted on our website www.buncranagaa.ie and our social media sites. Summer SessionsOn 15th August the Club will be holding a “Summer Session”. All members and especially parents/guardians are invited. There will be Music, Dancing and Food available. This is a perfect opportunity to meet and greet all our Parents and Members (Only €10 including food) (Strictly O18).Senior Hurling ChampionshipOur Senior Hurlers take on Burt on Saturday 15th August 2015 at 7.30 in Hibernia Park. All support welcome.Senior FootballWith Donegal’s unfortunate loss on Saturday it will be full steam ahead for club championship and league games. Keep an eye on club social media for further updates which will be posted as the club receives them.Junior A Ladies Championship Bun Cranncha 7 13 Naomh Muire 1 0Congratulations to our Ladies in the first leg of the Championship against Naomh Muire. The return leg takes place next Sunday, 16th August, at 11am in the Scarvey. All support welcome. Lots of sensible heads at next week’s Summer Sessions then! U21A Championship FootballU21 footballers play Aodh Ruadh at home on Tuesday, 11th August, at 7pm. All support welcome.U14 FootballBuncrana take on Malin in the Division 2 quarter finals this Friday, 14th August. No further details at present.U12 County FinalGood luck to Michael Junior and his U12 squad who take on St Eunan’s in O Donnell Park on Saturday 15th August at 11am.GAA Youth Forum 2015The National Youth Committee are holding the 2015 GAA youth forum on Saturday 24th October in Croke Park. The forum is open to male and female club members in two age groups (12-16 and 17-21). Participants will have an opportunity to discuss and learn more about player welfare and having a healthy lifestyle with a focus on proper diet and nutrition, as well best practice in terms of strength and conditioning. The application process has now opened www.gaa.ie/youth-zone.Ongoing Repairs/Maintenance WorksThe Club is always looking for help with ongoing repairs/maintenance works. If you have a skill that could be useful please volunteer your time if you can. Contact Sean on 0862388071. LottoThis week’s lotto stands at €5625. The Lotto numbers for last week were 8, 11, 15 and 16. As there was no winner of the weekly draw, Ann Callaghan and Sinead & Justin Crawford were the monthly winners of the £250 open draw and club members’ draw respectively. Congratulations! If you can spare a Saturday evening in August the finance committee are looking for volunteers to sell lottos for one hour around the pubs. Contact Colm on 0872211204. If you see any of our volunteers around the pubs, please support by buying a lotto.Summer CampOur Summer Camp will run from 10th-14th August for 5 and 6 year olds and 17th-21st August for 6+. The cost is €45 which includes a club jersey, shorts and socks. If you require any further information, please contact your manager or Aidan on 0862762671.Training Times – New and Old Players Always WelcomeFootballU14 Boys Tuesdays 7-8.30pm and Fridays 4.15-5.45pmU12 Boys Mondays 11am-1pm and Fridays 7.00pmU10 Boys Fridays 6.30pm and Tuesdays 11am-1pmU8 Boys Fridays 6.30pm and Mondays 7-8pmU6 Boys & Girls Fridays 6.30-7.30pmU8 & U10 Girls Saturdays 10.30-11.30amU12, 14 & 16 Girls Mondays 7-8pmHurlingU8 & U10 Sundays 11-12noon and Mondays 11.30am-1pmU12 Tuesdays 7- 8.30pmU16 Wednesdays 6.30pmClub MerchandiseElizabeth Anne is now taking orders on the first Tuesday of every month. She can be contacted on 086 0604075. GAA NEWS: IT’S FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR THE BUNCRANA CUP THIS WEEKEND was last modified: August 10th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Buncrana GAA noteslast_img read more