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Regional News of Saturday, 23 May 2020

Source: GNA

NGO supports coronavirus fight in Bia West District with PPE

Alex Cudjoe Mensah receiving the items Alex Cudjoe Mensah receiving the items

"Mondelez International Cocoa Life" a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has presented Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth GHC45,000.00 to the Bia West Health Directorate to support in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the area.

The items include, 41 Veronica buckets, 34 basins, 41 waste buckets, 70 gallons of liquid soap, 50 pieces of hand sanitizers, 60 boxes of re-usable nose masks, 41 pieces of megaphones and four infrared gun thermometers.

Mr Adama Isaiah, President of the Organization, presenting the items, said the government alone cannot win the fight against the deadly pandemic hence the donation by the organization to support in the fight against the pandemic.

He said the organization owned it a responsibility to save Cocoa farmers since they played a major role in the socio-economic development of the country and the only way to take care of their welfare in these trying times was to ensure they were free from COVID-19.

He called on individuals and other corporate institutions to support government's efforts in the fight against the pandemic.

Mr Alex Cudjoe Mensah, Deputy District Coordinating Director for Bia West District Assembly, who received the items on behalf of the District Assembly, thanked the organization for the donation, stating it would go a long way to support the District in its fight against COVID 19 pandemic.

He entreated the Heath Directorate to distribute the items to areas that would most need them, so that the purpose for the donation would be achieved.

Mr Mensah encouraged Ghanaians to continue to adhere to all the accepted protocols including, frequent use of hand sanitizers, wearing of nose masks, regular washing of hands with soap under running water, observing social and physical distancing and avoiding over crowded places in order to manage the spread of COVID-19.

Mr Michael Azumah, Bia West District COVID-19 Surveillance Officer who represented the District Health Director, commended the organization for the kind gesture.

He gave the assurance that the Health Directorate would distribute the items to all health institutions, public and private institutions, lorry stations, markets and communities so as to help win the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

He advised the residents especially farmers to strictly observe all the accepted protocols when working on their farms.