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The management of EPP Books Services, one of the leading book distributors in the West African sub-region, has donated twelve thousand Ghana cedis worth of French dictionaries and a cash sum of ten thousand Ghana cedis to the Guinea Embassy in support of the fight against Ebola.

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The donation, which also included footballs, according to management forms part of the company?s special interest in the fight against the deadly Ebola epidemic which is ravaging some West African states.

Presenting the items on behalf of the management of EPP books in Accra yesterday, Mr Faisal Ibrahim Cisse explained that the management of the company sees Ebola as an African problem and ?not a problem for only the affected countries.?

?We see Ebola not as an African problem and also not as a West African problem. It is not a problem for only the affected countries?for this reason we have decided to contribute our widow?s mite by donating books, money and other items to the affected countries.?

According to Mr Ibrahim Cisse, yesterday?s donation was a repeat of a similar exercise management of EPP books undertook at the Liberia embassy two weeks ago.

He added that ?we are told the Ebola outbreak has affected education in Guinea that is why we are donating a little of 1000 French dictionaries to the embassy to put them back on track. We have added some footballs too to aid the students exercise.?

On his part, the Guinean ambassador to Ghana, Kafan Kobine Kaba, who received the items, expressed profound appreciation for the honor done the people of Guinea.

While recounting the age long relationship between Guinea and Ghana which he said was among the foundational pillars that led to the formation of the African Union, Ambassador Kobine Kaba noted, ?we are most grateful to the people of Ghana for their immense support since Ebola struck our country.?

Ambassador Kobine Kaba paid glowing tribute to President John Dramani Mahama for using his office as head of ECOWAS to offer support to ?Guinea at this trying times when our country is battling with this deadly epidemic.?

He said what has made the fight against Ebola a bit difficult is the stigmatization of Ebola victims and countries, saying ?stigmatization is even deadly than the Ebola virus itself. Now that we have the press here, I urge you to help as fight stigmatization.?

?I don?t think I have to say this but I?ll say it here, when Ebola was first reported in Africa, the Western world showed no concern. They took it as an African problem?it was until the first case was reported in one of their countries that they started showing concern and making donations to African countries affected,? ambassador Kobine Kaba emotionally stated.

Source: The Al-Hajj

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