By Qasim Akinreti, London
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has donated 10,000 pounds to the Liberian government to fight the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
According to a statement from the Ahmadiyya media center in the United Kingdom (UK), the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association in the United Kingdom presented two cheques totaling 10,000 British Pounds (£10,000.00) to combat the Ebola Virus epidemic in Liberia.
The money is meant to purchase essential medical supplies and protective gears for medical practitioners who have dedicated their time and efforts in the fight against the Ebola Virus.
Making the presentation at a special ceremony in London, the National President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association in the United Kingdom, Rafiq Hayat, said that the health situation in Liberia is of grave concern to his association, especially at a time when the country is undertaking a massive rebuilding process.
A dispatch from Minister Counselor Anthony K. Selmah of the Liberian Embassy’s Public Affairs section in London, quoted Hayat as saying that “the amount is his association’s initial contribution and efforts being made to galvanize more support from other Ahmadiyya communities.”
The cheques were presented to Ambassador Rudolf von Ballmoos, who subsequently turned them over to a representative of the Liberia Medical and Dental Association in the United Kingdom, Dr. Kokulo Waiwaiku, and the president of the Union of Liberian Organizations in the United Kingdom, Prince Taylor.
The associations have already commenced the purchase of intended medical supplies which will soon be airlifted to Liberia.
In recognition of this gesture, the Liberian community in London attended the UK Conference of the Islamic organisation at Oakland Farm.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community currently operates an 11-bedroom health center in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, which was constructed in 2007 at the cost of $US70,000 to buttress government’s health care delivery system. The clinic was dedicated by Vice President Joseph N. Boakai.