Ebola: Associations of African Lotteries has granted 35 million FCFA to Togo

togo460_1716031cThe Association of African lotteries (ALA) has granted Togo an amount of 35 million FCFA to support its preventive actions against the Ebola virus.

The donation was approved on Wednesday by the Togolese Prime Minister, Minister of Health, Arthème Séléagodji Ahoomey-Zunu, from the President of ALA, Samba Kane in the presence of all the members of the monitoring committee for the fight against this disease and CEOs of the various lotteries.

“This year, we organize what we call the common mass of taking one day in the year and choose a WAEMU member countries where we will organize a betting. And on this occasion, each lottery will contribute 5 million FCFA. We collect this amount to finance a social work in the country where the betting will take place. This year, it turns out that it Togo which is the honor. “Said Samba Kane at the end of the presentation of the donation ceremony.

After thanking the donors, the Prime Minister said that this work is going straight towards the most vulnerable populations.

“The idea was to fight against Ebola virus and better management of possible cases,” he added.

The Prime Minister took the opportunity to stress that the Ebola outbreak would be defeated only through solidarity between countries, a good public awareness and improving the institution of funds in the country.

The Ebola virus has killed more than 7,000 people in three (3) countries in the West African sub-region, namely Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

 Togo, whose president, Faure Gnassingbe was appointed by his peers of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to coordinate the control and the response activities against Ebola in the West African sub-region, has recorded since the outbreak, no documented cases of Ebola virus, according to Togo’s health authorities.

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