President Koroma declares State of Emergency | "Extra-ordinary challenges require extra-ordinary measures"
With Sierra Leone facing one of the deadliest Ebola outbreaks in recent history, President Ernest Koroma proclaimed a State of Emergency Wednesday, July 30, 2014 and directed state officials to take all necessary action to support the medical services. "The disease is beyond the scope of any one country, or community to defeat. Its social, economic, psychological and security implications require scaling up measures at international, national, inter-agency and community levels," said President Koroma. "Extra-ordinary challenges require extra-ordinary measures. The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) poses an extra-ordinary challenge to our nation. Consequently, and in line with the Constitution of Sierra Leone Act Number 6 of 1991, I hereby proclaim a State of Public Emergency to enable us take a more robust approach to deal with the Ebola outbreak." In the State of Emergency declaration, President Koroma recalled Parliament to promote leadership at constituency level,