Gbarpolu County District Number #1 Representative Alfred Koiwood has embarked on a L$3 million loan scheme for civil servants in the County.
Speaking over the weekend when he donated 50 buckets, 20 cartoons of tide soap with some anti Ebola items to residents of Gungbeyah Chiefdom, Gokala Community in Gbarpolu County, Representative Koiwood said the loan program takes effect this week.
He further disclosed that the loan provided by his office is intended to aid citizens purchase materials for their homes and reduce the movement of people to avoid the Ebola virus.
He said the loan will be repaid by installments whenever government settles the salaries of civil servants in Gbarpolu County.
The Gbarpolu County District lawmaker warned that tougher action will be taken against any beneficiary of the loan program who are found plying the streets of Monrovia and its environs in search of their basic needs.
However, Representative Koiwood warned Gbarpolu County citizens against eating bush meats and bathing dead bodies.
He said there are individuals in Gbarngay Town, Gbarpolu County who are still selling bush meat, noting that if Liberians continue to eat and bath dead bodies, the Ebola pandemic will remain pervasive in the country.
The Gbarpolu County lawmaker wants Government to provide compensation for citizens volunteering their services in the fight against the incurable Ebola virus that continues to kill Liberians and foreign nationals.