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Politics of Sunday, 24 May 2020

Source: GNA

NDP supports police, others in coronavirus fight

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The National Democratic Party (NDP) has presented some assorted items to the Ho Municipal Police Command to fight the COVID-19 and limit its spread.

The items, which included Veronica buckets, hand sanitizers, liquid soaps, and nose masks are to enable security personnel to observe the health safety protocol while discharging their duties to curb the spread of the virus.

The Party also gave similar items to the Tsito Health Centre in the Ho West District to encourage health personnel to carry out their duties effectively.

The chiefs and people of Ho-Ahoe, Tsito, Ho-Ahoe market women, drivers at Metro mass taxi rank in Ho, NDC Park Tricycle Union, and drivers at Klefe station also benefited from similar items to fight the pandemic.

Mr Prince Mensah, the Volta Regional Chairman of the Party said security personnel continues to play crucial roles in maintaining the peace of the country, thus, the need to support them with the items to protect them against the virus so they could continue to serve the nation.

He said the Party also considered the well-being and role of health personnel in the fight against the disease as very crucial, hence the support to ensure their safety and to cushion them deliver more on their duties.

The Chairman said though the government was doing its best at tackling the pandemic, “it cannot do it alone” therefore, it was important to augment the effort as a political party because “we need every citizen alive for socio-economic development of the country.

He said the Party would be distributing 5,000 nose masks, 3,000 Veronica buckets, 3,000 hand sanitizers, and 2,500 liquid soaps throughout the Volta region, adding that similar exercises would be done in other regions.

Mr Mensah reiterated the need for everyone to adhere to the World Health Organization's and the Ghana Health Service's safety protocols to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

Mr Anthony Danso, Ho Municipal Police Commander was grateful to the Party for the gesture and said the items would be placed at the Command’s duty posts to serve personnel and the public.