AASU DONATES TO LIBERIAN NATIONAL STUDENTS UNION (LINSU)
Within the framework of its efforts to create awareness on the deadly Ebola virus and impel Africans to come to the aid of the distressed and victims of natural calamities and violent conflicts on the African continent, the Secretariat of the All Africa Students Union (AASU) has made a token presentation of twenty (20) bags of rice to the Liberian National Students Union (LINSU) through the Embassy of the Republic of Liberia in Ghana on Monday 27th October 2014.
The AASU delegation was led by the Secretary General of AASU Mr. Awaah Fred; others included the Deputy Secretary General Mr. Richmond O. Neufville, a Liberian national; the Secretary for Finance and Administration, Mr. Edem Amou, a Togolese national and some staff.
The items were handed over to Her Excellency Mrs. Musu Jatu Ruhle, Charge d'Affaires of the Republic of Liberia to Ghana to assist the students of Liberia who are currently facing enormous problems due to the deadly Ebola virus in their country. Mrs. Ruhle in accepting the items thanked AASU for its laudable initiative and called on others to do same. She added that no contribution is small. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the epidemic of the Ebola virus disease has, as at 25th October 2014, infected 10141 people and killed 4922 others mainly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea Conakry.
This epidemic has, equally, tragic economic and social consequences that necessitate the attention of the International Community. For that reason the All Africa Students Union (AASU) launched AASU Relief Fund on 17th October 2014 in order to mobilize material and financial supports for the needy in the most affected countries i.e. Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea Conakry.
AASU is, once against, calling on all and sundry to voluntarily and generously donate to this Fund in cash and in kind.
1) Cash and Cheques should be deposited to the following Account: Name- All Africa Students Union; Bank- Bank of Ghana and Number- 1018631522254.
2) Contributions in kind should be sent at the AASU-Secretariat at State Housing Complex, Opp. Awudome Cemetery, Ring Road West Accra or call 0243101626.
All hands should be on deck in combating this menace of Ebola disease!