Ban Ki-Moon To Hold Talks With President Mahama In Ghana


United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, is expected in Ghana today for talks with President John Dramani Mahama who has been at the forefront of the Ebola fight in West Africa.

Mr Ban, according to government sources, will address the press at the Meet the Press Room at the Communications Ministry, Saturday.

The UN Secretary-General is expected to leave Ghana on Saturday for the Ebola stricken countries in West Africa.

The latest Ebola outbreak which has claimed more than 6,000 lives has proven to be the worse outbreak in the history of the disease.
Global response to the disease has been criticised as slow and uncoordinated.

ECOWAS Chairman, President Mahama, has spoken eloquently against stigmatisation and isolation of the countries worse affected.

Three West African countries – Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea have been the worse affected where thousands have died, whole families wiped out and in some cases orphaned children have been abandoned.

“Ebola is not just a Liberian problem, Ebola is not a Sierra Leonean or a Guinean problem; it is not just a West African problem, Ebola is a problem of the world because it is a disease that knows no boundaries,” he told World leaders at the 69th UN General Assembly in New York.

“We cannot let fear keep us away, we cannot afford to let it compromise the very impulses that not only define but retain our humanity. We must erase the stigma.”

The UN Secretary-General will meet with leaders of the affected countries and assess the work of emergency health workers in the various countries.

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