Dillon Development Council Distributes Anti-COVID-19 Items -To Comply With Preventive Measures In Montserrado
By: Anthony Q. Jiffan, Jr.
As the fight against the deadly Coronavirus Pandemic intensifies in the country, the Development Council of Montserrado County Senator Abraham Darius Dillon has distributed 150 buckets, tide soap, chloride and nose mask to the people of the 17 districts with the aim to cover 1,000 strategic points in the county.
Speaking at a press conference during which she made the presentation, the Council Chairperson Madam Comfort Bedell said the office of Senator Dillon, through the development council, gave the items to the 17 districts to be placed at strategic points in Montserrado County to contribute to the safety of the people.
Madam Bedell said the Dillon Development Council has understood that schools, worship areas and other points of gathering have been temporarily shut down by the Health Ministry to curb the COVID-19, but believed that there are areas that will not be closed like hospital, markets places. This prompted the Dillon Development Council’s intervention aimed at encouraging compliance with health tips given as preventive measures in the fight against the Coronavirus.
Madam Bedell noted that there are thousands of people in the hospitals and market places across the county that deserve to be prevented from the deadly disease. “Even though, we are fighting the coronavirus disease that has clenched thousands of lives across the world, we still have to eat and get treated at health centers,” she said.
The Dillon Development Council Chairperson furthered that relatives and family members of patients in the various hospitals across the county are going to see them daily, indicating that they also deserve a share of the prevention.
“We will not sit to see our people suffering and struggling to get the necessary materials needed for the prevention of the corona virus in the communities,” she said.
Madam Bedell, on behalf of the Darius Dillon Montserrado County Development Council, lauded the Senator for his kind gesture to the people of Montserrado County, adding that it is his contribution that has brought the council to the point of contributing to the fight against the Coronavirus.
According to Madam Bedell, there are no hiding places in the world for this virus; “countries like United States of America, China and other developed countries that normally extend help to Liberia in times like these are all being attacked by the virus.”
She however called on the people of Montserrado County to take seriously the preventive measures against the Coronavirus in order to help in containing it.
Meanwhile, the Chief of Office Staff of Senator Abraham Darius Dillon, Martin Kollah, said the Senator’s office is proud of the council, and expressed appreciation for their timely invention amongst the people with materials aimed at curbing the virus. He asserted that though the money is not much, the team has made a significant mark in ensuring that the people get prevented from the COVID-19.
“Senator Dillon is very happy about your workings, which are also a motivational tool to his developmental agenda for Montserrado County” Kollah averred.
He indicated that the step taken by the Council in the fight against the fatal disease and their targets for the distribution of the buckets are very good, especially at this point in time that they are targeting health facilities and market places.
Mr. Kollah at the same time called on Liberians at home and abroad to join the fight against the Coronavirus, by helping underprivileged Liberians, who cannot afford the preventive materials.