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OSIWA Donates to ELWA Ebola Center

first_imgWith the dire needs of Ebola centers to get more support  from local and international partners to carry out smoothly  their operations, the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) has donated several items, including used  clothes, lappas, bed sheets, chlorine and disinfectants, to ELWA Ebola Center II.The donation was made last Friday.Speaking during the donation ceremony in Monrovia, the country director for Liberia OSIWA, Madam Massa Crayton, her organization’s  donation came about as an effort to help eradicate the Ebola disease in the country.She said she understood that Ebola is being kicked out of the country, noting that the cases are reducing. At the same time, however, everyone should join in the fight against the killer disease.“We decided to donate these items to help fight the disease because OSIWA is an organization that takes  initiatives.”She called on all Liberians global partners to help fight the disease and save the country from the disaster.The manager of ELWA Ebola Center II, Mr. Nathaniel Dovillie, expressed  appreciation to OSIWA for the support which the organization continues to give in the fight against Ebola. He recalled that OSIWA recently donated a Toyota Pickup to the health Ministry in the fight against the virus.The ELWA ETU II center had  been working tirelessly in making sure that patients who get to the Ebola center receive better treatment and make sure that more lives are saved.“We are now reporting empty beds and there are not enough patients in the Ebola center.Mr.Dovellie gave the OSIWA delegation the good news that 15 persons were being discharged last Friday or Saturday.He said the center had discharge nine Ebola survivors last week and there were 48 cases of Ebola in the center as of Friday.  The center is doing all it can to release more survivors shortly.OSIWA follows the development of open societies by supporting and building partnerships with local and regional groups that promote inclusive democratic governance, transparency and accountability, and active citizenship.The organization helped create and spin off the West Africa Civil Society Institute, a pioneering institution dedicated to building and strengthening civil society organizations. The initiative also supports public education and awareness-raising activities on human rights issues, natural resources management, and freedom of information. The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is active in 10 countries in the region (Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone) and focuses on law, justice and human rights, and economic and political governance.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

CLLR SLOWEY LOSES HIS APPEAL AGAINST HIS EXPULSION FROM FINE GAEL

first_imgFINE GAEL councillor Terence Slowey has lost his appeal after being dismissed from the party over an alleged expenses scandal.The Ardara county councillor was booted out of the party on May 4th after a disciplinary hearing which heard how he claimed double expenses for two conventions in Cork and Kerry on the same day.Cllr Slowey claimed it was an honest oversight and that he immediately refunded more than €1,000 he received in expenses for travelling to the second convention. At the time Cllr Slowey refused to stand down from the party or his council position.He also said he had paid the price for the mistake as he had planned to stand in the last general election but could not do so because of the controversy.A meeting of Donegal County Council failed to ask for Cllr Slowey’s removal from the local authority despite calls from Sinn Fein for him to be expelled.However in a statement his own party’s disciplinary committee said Cllr Slowey had breached party guidelines. They said they had no option but to expel him from the party after he “acted in a manner detrimental to the interests of the party.”Cllr Slowey appeared before an Appeals Committee of the party last Saturday where he stated his case and his claim to b allowed back into the organisation.However Donegaldaily learned last night that Cllr Slowey had failed to have the decision reversed.A party source told us “The decision has been taken and that’s it. The appeal was heard but it was decided that to take him back would be detrimental to the party.“This is a new era in politics and we have to be seen to do the right thing. He may claim that it was an innocent mistake but the public may have had a different view.” EndsCLLR SLOWEY LOSES HIS APPEAL AGAINST HIS EXPULSION FROM FINE GAEL was last modified: May 17th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Cllr SloweyexpelledFine Gaellast_img read more