John Baimba Sesay
Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 November 2014
Accepting could be one thing, but putting into practice what is required is something else.
In the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease, what is generally required is a change in attitude and behavior, and a readiness on the part of people to put an end those to traditional values and beliefs that have been highlighted as aiding the spread of the Virus.
In the typical African setting, people would rather play with the dead and wash it before burial, in the name of giving lasting respect. This is a serious challenge in the fight against the virus.
What also is challenging is the preparedness to avoid our traditional customs of shaking hands, whilst exchanging pleasantries with friends and families.
That said, I have continued to follow the activities of the presidency in relation to the fight against the EVD. In the last couple of weeks, the president has not taken a rest – literally.