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Arts, Crafts Fair shows positive Ebola fight -Paskman

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( 23, 2015)-United States Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission, Sheila Paskman, says the holding of the Arts and Crafts Fair signifies Liberians positive fight against Ebola.

Madam Paskman said the fair, earlier scheduled to be held in December, 2014, did not take place, because of the number of Ebola cases being reported at the time.

She said: Though Ebola has not been totally eradicated from Liberia, the worst part of the virus is over, as Liberians can now gather in a considerable number.

The US Embassy official made the statement Saturday, February 21, 2015 when she addressed the 10th Biannual US Embassy Arts and Crafts Fair in Monrovia.

Madam Paskman deputized for United States Ambassador to Liberia, Deborah Malac, at the Arts and Crafts Fair.
This years Fair show-cases the products of more than 100 Liberian Arts and Crafts Vendors.

Also speaking at the Fair, Liberia Arts and Crafts Vendors Representative, Fato Wheremonger, thanked the US Embassy for the annual hosting of the Fair, aimed at selling their (Liberian Arts and Crafts Vendors) products.

Mr. Wheremonger said: The selling of our products at the US Embassys Arts and Crafts Fair is the way of empowering us.
He is, meanwhile, appealing to the US Embassy to liaise with the Liberian Government to construct an Arts and Crafts Village in the country.


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