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Regional News of Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Source: Daniel Kaku, Contributor

Coronavirus: Prestea MP gives preventive items to Constituents

The delegation presenting the items on behalf of the MP, Barbara Oteng Gyasi The delegation presenting the items on behalf of the MP, Barbara Oteng Gyasi

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Prestea Huni-Valley Constituency in the Western Region, Mrs. Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, in her effort to aid the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 disease, has distributed disinfectants to her constituents.

A delegation led by the First Vice Chairman of the NPP, Mr. Peter Anokye, on behalf of the MP donated 35 pieces of large Veronica Bucket, 35 pieces of hand washing liquid soap, 500 pieces of hand sanitizer, 35 pieces washing bowls and 35 pieces of tissue paper to her constituents.

Speaking to the Constituents at Aboso Huni-Valley, Damang and Bompieso, the First Vice Chairman Mr. Peter Anokye stressed on the need to put measures in place by the Ministry of Health seriously to curb the spread of the highly contagious disease.

He also advised them to only rely on news from the World Health Organization (WHO), Ghana Health Service (GHS) website for Coronavirus and Ministry of Information for updates on Ghana's situation on the virus.

He, therefore, charged them to disregard all false information about COVID-19 especially that on social media in other to avoid fear and panic.

The Medical Team of the Member of Parliament (MP) which was led by Mrs. Vivian Adams also demonstrated to the people how to properly wash their hands and apply hand sanitizer.

She also advised them to follow the directives put in place by the President to avoid spread of the deadly COVID-19.

Some key areas like markets, police stations, health centres and Ghana Private Road Transport Union, (GPRTU) were places the items were presented to.

Some Constituents who later spoke to GhanaWeb's Western Regional Correspondent Daniel Kaku gave thanks to the MP who doubles as the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts for the kind gesture.

They revealed that the price for alcoholic-based hand sanitizer has increased abnormally in the Prestea Huni-Valley hence their inability to buy some to use.

They are therefore calling on the government to compel the sellers of the alcoholic-based hand sanitizers to reduce the price.

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