New Jersey to rally in Newark on Thursday to create awareness of Ebola in Sierra Leone

August 29, 2014


On September 4th, 2014, from 10am- 2pm at the Entrance of the Newark City Hall, the Concerned Citizens fighting to create an awareness about the Ebola Virus in Africa will have st a peaceful rally to raise awareness about the Ebola pandemic in Africa.



This rally will be part of a nationwide effort to draw attention to the U.S government and other agencies. The tagline represents Concerned Citizens calling upon all Americans to do their part in stopping the spread of this virus. Thousands have been affected and almost 1600 lives have been lost as a result of poor medical equipment and intervention. This should not be happening in the 21st century to a continent that is already facing tremendous crisis in their medical infrastructure whilst the world stands to watch.

According to this group of concerned citizens, there optimism of hosting this rally, they will be joining millions of Americans nationwide to advocate for an immediate interest to further contain the spread of this virus, and those currently affected, an immediate remedy be provided to cure them.



The Concerned Citizen was established as a result of the Ebola virus taking innocent lives in these countries: Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, Nigeria, and now the Republic of Congo. The mobilization has sprung to other states and European countries to take a proactive role to prevent the further spread of this virus.

As reported by the WHO, “Even as the UN health agency presented a plan to limit the outbreak, it posted a grim prediction for the ongoing surge in Ebola cases over the course of the next nine months alone. This roadmap assumes that in many areas of intense transmission the actual number of cases may be 2-4 fold higher than that currently reported. It acknowledges that the aggregate case load of Ebola Virus Disease could exceed 20,000 over the course of this emergency”, the WHO said. The agency plans to unroll a large initiative in late September, but continued to call on the international community to help with the response.

With health officials tinkering with experimental serums, dispatching germ-killing robots, and continuing awareness campaigns, the virus is doing more than bodily harm. According to the African Development Bank, Ebola is also an increasingly destructive force on the economies of West Africa, and Reuters reported:

“ As transport companies suspend services, cutting off the region, governments and economists have warned that the epidemic could crush the fragile economic gains made in Sierra Leone and Liberia following a decade of civil war in the 1990s”

The African Development Bank added that in Sierra Leone, economists have forecasted a four percent drop in the Gross Domestic Product because of the outbreak.

According to the Washington Post of August 29th, 2014, The Ebola virus has spread to Senegal as the deadliest outbreak in history gets worse. As the Ebola outbreaks worsens with the virus mutating, the death toll spiraling and the world health organization (WHO) warning that 20,000 people could eventually be infected as another West Africa country has confirmed that the deadly virus has crossed its borders. Senegal has confirmed its first case of Ebola today. The news brings the number of countries impacted by the outbreak up to five, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Senegal’s neighbor, Guinea have seen the bulk of the 3,069 reported Ebola infection in the region, according to WHO. More than half of those infected have died. The virus also spread to Nigeria recently, and a separate outbreak-unrelated to the one in West Africa has been reported in the Republic of Congo.

Furthermore, WHO reported that forty percent of infection included in the current tally occurred within the past three weeks? The virus has mutated during the outbreak, which could hinder diagnosis and treatment of the disease, according to Scientist who genetically sequenced the virus in scores of victims with 1,552 death recorded so far, the virus is certain to claim more lives than all of the previous Ebola outbreaks combined.

During the event, we will be expecting the Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Congressman Donald Payne Jr, Rev. Al. Sharpton, Congressman Frank Pallone, Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula, representatives of Senator Booker, and Bob Menedez. Also expected are other local dignitaries and clergies

In addition to the proposed rally on Thursday, September 4th, 2014, will be a combined worship service of both Muslim and Christians on September 20th. 2014.

Undoubtedly, this event is meant to benefit everyone in our local community, and is open to families. Today Ebola is mutating in the Africa Continent, no one can predict its spread to our soil. In essence, let’s all join forces to further prevent the spread this deadly disease.

I will be happy to coordinate an interview with you, to further discuss the details of the event and how your media can play a pivotal role in creating awareness.

Would you be interested in sharing this story with your readers? Or if this sounds like something you’d be interested in featuring, please feel free to speak with Rev, Victor Fakondo at Concerned Citizens fighting the Ebola Virus.

I look forward to hearing from you soon, and perhaps at the rally. Please let me know if you have any questions.


Rev. Victor Fakondo- 732-485-8384



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