Businesswomen in three of Liberia’s major business districts have underscored the urgent need for Liberians to observe strict compliance of preventive Ebola measures.The women both urban and rural middle level business Liberians told the Daily Observer yesterday that there are signs that the nation continues the countdown to Ebola freedom in a more positive way.In separate comments with the Daily Observer, some of the women however noted that certain sections of the population are becoming complacent with the health measures issued by the Ministry of Health.Salala District businesswoman Elizabeth Nowai Flomo, 58, cautioned Liberian women that until the 42-day countdown to Ebola virus free society can be officially announced, Liberians should shun complacency on health measures.“I have observed on some occasions in vehicles and offices, our people are ignoring the basic Ebola health measures and taking the wrong path in some of our communities in the district,” Madam Flomo asserted.She also warned Liberians, especially women to work with health workers to help free the country from the virus that has taken away so many lives.In a statement, Madam Cecelia B. Marshall, 44, a Red-light Marketer, called on all women in the country to join the men and health workers in the strict observance of the health measures to contain the disease.West Point’s fresh fish seller Beatrice B. Wesseh, 42, cautioned Liberians most especially women in the slum communities to wait and hear that Liberia is now Ebola free.“I think it is not yet over until it is officially declared by the medical experts that our country is free from this ugly sickness called Ebola virus,” Madam Wesseh emphasized.For her part, Waterside downtown Monrovia’s business district general merchandise dealer, Fatu B. Yallah, 50, called on fellow Liberians especially women at the front lines doing business to observe the countdown period.“We are at a crucial road during this critical countdown period to the extent that we have to work harder with health workers to free our country from the nightmares of isolation, stigmatization and neglect,” Madam Yallah pleaded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Gold Quill Award is considered the Association’s highest recognition, given to those with the most innovative business communication ideas. The Let’s Talk Site C campaign, developed with Urban Systems, saw public consultation on the proposed dam through one-on-one talks in public parks, and dialogue on a website. At the centre was a community survey located at www.placespeak.com under the topic Let’s Talk Site C, where residents could find information, view videos, and participate in discussions about protecting the best interests of the city. At the end of the consultation period, the community’s interests were presented as a position paper to B.C. Hydro. The panel of IABC judges who evaluated the engagement program said, “The work was well designed and is likely to help build on the reputation that the City seeks in light of the guiding principles set out in the communication and engagement strategy: transparency, responsiveness, innovation and integrity.” – Advertisement -The City is embarking on a similar venture for its public consultation on the recently proposed boundary extension. Residents can provide feedback on a website, and participate in pubic open houses on the matter.