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…WFP Staff Clarifies S.K.D Project

hubA staff of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) says construction works being carried out at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex (SKD) is intended for the storage of logistics and not Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU).

Recently, there has been speculation in Monrovia that the SKD was amongst several sites identified by the government and partners for the construction of Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs).

Speaking to a team of Liberia Media Center (LMC)/IREX supported journalists in Monrovia, Mr. Kenneth Blixt said constructions at the logistics hub are completely different from those carried out at places earmarked for use by the ETUs.

He said the hub will serve as a transit station for cargos and other logistics that will be brought by air and other ports for onward distribution to various ETUs and Ebola centers in the country.

Mr. Blixt said the initial ten-unit tents will store logistics from all agencies and humanitarian organizations engaged in the ongoing Ebola fight.

The WFP Program Manager said there are prospects for the construction of additional logistics and cargos hubs to serve the entire nation. The SKD Complex logistics hub, according to Blixt, is expected to be completed in a week.

Also speaking, youth of District # 6 and resident of the SKD community said the community members welcome the construction of the logistics site in the area.

Prince Peters said the community and the government agreed for the erection of logistics base and not Ebola Treatment Unit.

Peters said at least 36 young people are working at the logistics site and more jobs for young people are expected.