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Ebola Is Still Around We Should not Relent.... Says Maada Bio./H1>By:- Lamin Conteh 26th October 2015

As over 50,000 people came out to welcome Rtd. Brig. Bio in Bo district, the former head of state told officials at the Bo District Emergency Response Centre that Ebola is still around and we should not relent.

Speaking on Saturday 24th October to officials at the Bo District Emergency Response Centre, Rtd. Brig. Bio thanked the officials at the centre for their relentless efforts to wipe out the Ebola scourge. Rtd. Brig. Bio also thanked the security sector and international partners for their contributions to the fight in the district. He maintained that he was in Bo to add his voice to the social mobilisation efforts and asked the officials that if they had any new message he would like to know so he will spread it across to the people so that Ebola can be eradicated.

Earlier at the command centre, Mr S.K Foryoh of Bo District Emergency Response Centre heartily welcomed Rtd. Brig. Bio and his entourage. He explained that they have been able to tackle Ebola due to active social mobilisation and cooperation amongst the many sectors. Mr. Foryoh stated that the social mobilisation strategy has been working and that amongst other things they have maintained good hygiene practices.

Later at the Bo stadium, Rtd. Brig. Bio addressed thousands of people. In his address at the Bo stadium, Rtd. Brig. Bio thanked the people for their contributions towards the Ebola fight and for the massive welcome. He reiterated his message that he was not in Bo for politics but to contribute to the social mobilisation drive. Rtd. Brig. Bio said Ebola has proven to be a stubborn disease and we should not relent but do whatever we can to eradicate it. To loud cheers, Rtd. Brig. Bio stated “When we defeat Ebola I will come around again to thank you all for a job well done”.

Other speakers at the Bo Stadium included, the SLPP Regional Chairman, Hon. Edward Soluku, District Chairman, Alhaji Kanja I. Sesay, 2012 Running Mate Candidate, Dr. Kadie Sesay and senior authorities in the district. They all praised Rtd. Brig. Bio and highlighted his various contributions since the ebola outbreak.