ABIC Launches Ebola Awareness in Bong County

first_imgAs Ebola continues to decline in Liberia, the Angie Brooks International Center for Women’s Empowerment (ABIC) has launched a two-week anti-Ebola awareness campaign for marketers and residents in Gbarnga, Bong County.The launching last Sunday brought together market women, town chiefs and community dwellers.ABIC’s Project Manager, Mrs.  Henrietta Tolbert, said the awareness campaign is focusing on market women in the county’s capital, Gbarnga, and in remote parts of the County. The aim is to educate women about the dangers of the virus and show them the preventive measures that will keep them safe.“Basically, we will be asking our marketers about Ebola and what they understand about it since the outbreak. Whatever knowledge they have will be enhanced with more education and tools to empower them to eradicate Ebola,” Mrs. Tolbert explained.According to her, the awareness campaign will be followed by intensive training to enable the market women to also spread awareness in the towns and villages where they reside or do business to help eradicate the killer virus.The campaign began with the training of 15 persons who will join the ABIC team to make sure all marketplaces and communities in the county are informed about the Ebola virus.“We trained these persons so that they can assist us in conducting the awareness training in the language spoken by the people in the various towns and villages.“We are doing this to send the message across in a very simple way to our people,” she said.Mrs. Tolbert warned that the issue of complacency remains high on the agenda because a majority of the people no longer follows preventive measures like washing hands frequently, avoiding bush meat and secret burials.”She called on every Liberian to join the fight, cautioning that it takes one case to cause another serious outbreak of the virus in the country.The ABIC team spent two weeks in Margibi County, also engaging in a widespread awareness campaign there.“We will distribute hand washing buckets, chlorine and disinfectants to market places and communities to empower them in the fight,” Mrs. Tolbert said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Manchester United players are not fit to wear the shirt’, blasts Ian Holloway

first_imgMourinho was rumoured to be close to the sack ahead of the game, and while the Portuguese has insisted he is backed by club bosses, he is surely not sitting comfortably.But former Queens Park Rangers manager Holloway insists Mourinho cannot be blamed for United’s dreadful form on the pitch, insisting the players need to take more responsibility.“I think those players should look at themselves,” he said during his co-commentary role on talkSPORT 2.“Too many of them aren’t performing, too many of them don’t deserve to wear the Manchester United badge on their chest.“You cannot say that the first 70 minutes [against Newcastle] was down to the manager.“I can understand what he’s been talking about over the last few weeks, he’s making it totally clear that some of the attitudes in that dressing room shouldn’t really be there. 4 Mourinho is still under-pressure in the Old Trafford hotseat Ian Holloway has blasted Manchester United’s players for ‘not giving their all’, saying some are not fit to wear the shirt following their performance against Newcastle on Saturday.United staged a dramatic comeback from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Old Trafford, thanks to goals from Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and stoppage-time winner by Alexis Sanchez.But the manner of their first-half performance, which has been branded one of the worst halves of football Old Trafford has seen for some years, means the result has not masked the problems at the club or alleviated that much pressure on manager Jose Mourinho. Sanchez’s late goal handed United their first win in five games – but there is still not something right at the club “At the start of every day as a football manager you want your team to come in ready to work, and bare minimum is you give everything, and they don’t.“They’re going out there and they’re not giving their all.”Mourinho was fuming on the touchline during a shocking first 45 minutes from United.Newcastle, who are still winless this season, seemed under no pressure at all in any areas of the pitch and Old Trafford was stunned to silence when they opened up an easy 2-0 lead.The Red Devils boss was on his knees at one point, pummelling the turf with his hand as he pleaded for his players to give more on the pitch. 4 One of the targets of his fury was Martial, with the manager instructing him to work harder in his defensive duties as Newcastle kept piling on the pressure.The French forward, with the rest of the United team, responded after the break and found the net as part of the comeback.But Holloway was not impressed by the 22-year-old’s attitudeHe added: “How can Anthony Martial not run back?“You’ve got two things to do – you go forward on a Kawasaki 1500 and you come back on a faster bike, you don’t come back on a scooter, son!“He stood still and argued with him! I don’t understand, who is he to do that?!“You are not bigger than Manchester United, mate. Nobody is bigger than Manchester United.”Listen back to Ian Holloway on talkSPORT 2 above! 4 4 Mourinho was raging at his side throughout the first half last_img read more