‘Govt Committed To Stopping Ebola’

President John Dramani Mahama has given the assurance that the government will do everything within its power to prevent the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) from entering the country.

The disease has, within a few months, killed almost 2,000 people in the West African sub-region with countries like Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone being the hardest hit. Ghana has not recorded a single case since the outbreak.

“We thank God that so far the situation remains just a threat and we have not recorded any confirmed cases of the disease,” he said, and appealed to the leadership of churches and other religious bodies to make conscious efforts to educate their members to take precautionary measures.

President Mahama was speaking in an address read on his behalf at the 2014 Synod of the Global Evangelical Church at Gomoa Feteh in the Central Region yesterday.

The four-day programme, which climaxed yesterday, was held on the theme: ‘Walking with God the Holy Spirit’. It brought together delegates from the various branches across the country.

President Mahama urged the public to continue taking measures such as regular hand washing with soap and maintaining very clean and hygienic conditions, in order to prevent the disease from entering the country.

From Yaw Kyei, Gomoa Fete  

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