The General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) John Boadu, has donated hundreds of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other items to health facilities in the Assin Central Municipality.
The items include alcohol-based hand sanitizers, hand gloves, nose mask, Veronica Buckets, boxes of tissue papers, mattresses and liquid soaps.
The gesture was part of his contribution to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
He spoke of the need to maintain good personal hygiene, especially, at the markets and lorry stations – places he said were highly prone to the transmission of the virus.
Mr Boadu expressed confidence in the prudent measures outlined by the Government and the Ghana Health Service to contain the spread of the virus.
He urged all and sundry to adhere to the recommended safety measures and assured that the Committee would routinely revise the measures and strategies put in place to educate and protect the general public from the disease.
Mr Boadu who is a native of Assin Fosu was accompanied by Mr Nicholas Fiifi Baako, the Municipal Chief Executive and some health officials, engaged traders at the main market, public Places and the Divisional Police Command.
Mr Benjamin Amoako, the Municipal Director of the Ghana Health Service who received the item hailed the NPP Scribe who is also a philanthropist and urged others to emulate him.
He indicated that health facilities in the area were in dire need of infra-red monitors and other support mechanisms to enable them function effectively.
The Health Directorate together with other key stakeholders such as traditional and religious leaders, transport unions and assembly members had begun intensive public sensitisation to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the Area.
Through that, a Risk Communication Team (RCT) had been formed at the district and community levels, which were touring and educating the people at the doorstep of all.
The Municipal Health Director commended members of the local RCT made up of opinion leaders, assembly members, health officials among others for their dedication and commitment to serve and save humanity.