Sierra Leone — Thousands of young people in Tonkolili District commended the Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Dr. Minkailu Bah, for his swift intervention in the recent reported Ebola case in the district.
On Wednesday 3rd February 2016, youths in the district jubilated over the release of 33 people who were quarantined in Tonkolili and Kambia districts.
Youths in Kholifa Rowala Chiefdom, Tonkolili District, thanked the Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Dr. Minkailu Bah, for his support to the district and young people in general to ensure no new Ebola case resurfaces in the District.
Youth Leader, Mohamed Tarawalie, also thanked President Ernest Bai Koroma and the Government for the swift measures that were taken to address the reported cases.
“We were able to be peaceful after getting the news of the recent Ebola case because of the leadership quality demonstrated by the Minister of Education otherwise the situation would have gone out of control,” Tarawallie said, adding that young people in the district were skeptical over the manner in which the cases were reported because none of the people that participated in the burial of the 22 year-old lady show signs of Ebola.
He said Dr. Bah ensured that all the quarantined homes received enough supply of foodstuff and other needed materials throughout the 21 day monitoring process.
Sorie Tholley, a youth activist, expressed similar sentiments about the Minister for his support and called on other youths across the country to be vigilant, adding that there are people who do not want Ebola to end.