….To Ebola Fight
The Liberia Coca-Cola Bottling Company (LCCBC) together with its partner, Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company (ECCBC) has presented an assortment of medical supplies valued at US$200,000.00 to the Ministry of Health.
The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which includes latex gloves, gown, face shields, face masks and shoe covers, amongst others, were requested by local hospitals, according to LCCBC'S Human Resource Manager, Attorney Gabriel A. Johnson.
Making the presentation on behalf of Mr. Seth Adu-Baah, Country Manager of the Coca-Cola Company in Liberia at the Freeport of Monrovia Wednesday, LCCBC'S Human Resource Manager, Attorney Gabriel A. Johnson said the Coca-Cola Company was pleased to turn over additional medical equipment valued at US$200,000.00 to sustain the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.
Attorney Johnson disclosed that the amount was provided by the Company through its Africa Foundation to procure medical equipment and supplies to buttress efforts aimed at containing further outbreak of the deadly virus in Liberia.
Additionally, the LCCBC has provided beverages, water, can soft drinks, juices, cash, buckets with faucets and chlorine in boosting the anti-Ebola crisis management effort.
“We are also working with local healthcare and relief workers to broadcast important messages about prevention and good health practices at home to contain the spread of the disease”, Johnson said.
Meanwhile, Atty. Johnson noted that the latest donation was in keeping with the Coca-Cola Company's commitment to supporting communities, adding that over the last four years, Coca-Cola Africa Foundation has donated over US$2 million worth of medical equipment to countries across Africa, including Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, Gambia and many others.
Receiving the materials on behalf of the anti-Ebola National Taskforce, Mr. Saah N. Tow, a senior member of the logistics support services praised the Coca-Cola Company for its commitment to sustaining efforts in the anti-Ebola battle.
Mr. Tow assured the donors that the supplies would be used for the intended purpose.