Popular soft drink maker, Coca-Cola, has voted at least US$200,000 to aid the Liberian Government in its fight against the deadly Ebola currently ravaging the ex-US colony.
This was disclosed in Monrovia Tuesday when the company donated the first tranche of the amount in the form of medical supplies valued at US$48,000 to the Liberian National Task Force on the Ebola epidemic which has killed about 500 Liberians.
The Liberia Coca-Cola Bottling Company (LCCBC) on Tuesday, Sept. 16, donated medical supplies worth over US$48,000 to the National Task Force on Ebola.
The donation comprised 500 cases of water, beverages, thermometers, money, buckets and bleaches to at least 12 hospitals, clinics and communities through the Ministry of health and Social Welfare.
At the ceremony in the LCCBC compound in Paynesville, Monrovia, Mr. Victor B. George, Public Affairs and Communication Manager, said the package contained materials that “will be used to protect health workers” around Liberia.
George disclosed that the LCCBC had promised the Liberian Government that it would deliver to the National Task Force 500 cases of water monthly, which is an equivalent of 6,000 bottles.
He promised that the LCCBC would continue to do so until the end of the pandemic, adding that “our commitment to fight against the Ebola Virus is in the tone of US$200,000 or more.”
Mr. Dorbor Jallah, head of the Ebola Task Force, who received the largesse extended gratitude to the LCCBC for their effort in fighting this deadly disease and assured the LCCBC that the Ebola Treatment Units will not go without water as a result of donations by LCCBC and others.
Assuring that the task Force would do all in its power to ensure that the items “are used for their intended purpose, Mr. Jallah seized the opportunity to call on “other companies in and out of Liberia” to join in the fight against “this deadly scourge”.