The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Lawra Municipality of the Upper West Region has embarked on intensive public education and distributions of Personal Protection Equipment for various institutions and communities in the Municipality.
This formed part of the party’s role in the fight against the coronavirus.
Speaking to GBC’s Radio Ghana, the party’s Parliamentary Candidate for Lawra, Bede Ziedeng, described the approach as saving the lives of the living.
He said the party is moving from one community to another to get down to the vulnerable in society with the needed support in this difficulty time with their limited resources.
The NDC has joined some other Philanthropists in the Municipality over the weeks in the fight against the COVID-19.
The Parliamentary Candidate for the Lawra, Bede Ziedeng said the fight against COVID-19 is a global battle and it has become necessary for all well-meaning Ghanaians to play their individual roles to support it.
He explained that the party’s approach of going down to the people will make them understand better the importance for one to observe the health protocol given by the authorities.
“We must learn how to be with our people. I thought I must be with my people and be by their side in times of this difficulties and that is why I did not allow my executives to make the donation on my behalf but go there myself with them. Because some time, there are questions the people will want to ask you and you need to be there to respond to them.
As a leader, as much as possible, you need to be available at all times especially at this critical moment.
You may not have all the resources to give them but the fact that you are there and they see you and feel your presence, you sympathise with them and empathise with them as well.
They will get to know that whether good times or bad you will always be with them,” Mr Ziedeng stated.
“In fact, whenever we get to the communities we explain to them further that even though we may bring one bucket to the community, we don’t expect all members to always come around there to wash their hands.
We all know that our communities are vast and it is not possible for that bucket to serve everybody but the accompany public education will be able to let the people understand and appreciate the fact that the message must be carry to all the households through the rest of the communities so that people will apply the principles of hands washing even in their homes.
It is not about helping the people with veronica buckets but explaining to them how to wash their hands properly at their various homes,” he added.
He said the party has distributed some PPEs and Veronica buckets to health centers, Clinics, CHPS Compounds, markets and Mosques in the Municipality to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus.
He appealed to sons and daughters of the Lawra Municipality to go to the aid of the people.
Mr Ziedeng said the country is not in it normal time and that all must come on board. He advise the people in the region to avoid overcrowding and practice social distancing as the region battle with what he described as pandemic CSM.
Story filed by Dennis Bebane.