CODA donates 35k pieces of nose mask and hand-sanitizers to WRCC.
The Coastal Development Authority (CODA) has donated 35,000 pieces of reusable nose masks and hand-sanitizers to the Western Region Coordinating Council.
The donation, CODA says, was made as part of the Authority’s quest to ensure that the citizenry is protected from the novel coronavirus,
The items are to be distributed to all Metropolitan/Municipal District Assembly’s in the region.
Dubbed “wear a mask campaign”, the intervention is aimed at promoting the wearing of nose masks and adherence to the preventive and hygienic protocols introduced by the Health Ministry.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer for the authority in charge of Western and Western North Regions Esq. Mona Gertrude Effah said the gesture was their contribution to the fight against COVID-19.
‘‘Ordinarily, no one would be asked to wear any material that covers their nose. We breathe through our nostrils so, under normal circumstances, we would not be asked to cover our nostrils. However, these are not normal times and for our own safety, we have to comply’’.
‘‘Sadly, some people do not see the severity of the situation and are not adhering. There is a video circulating in which a lady preacher was insisting she would not put on her nose mask, basically because of her faith. God is there to protect us, that we know. But we also have a responsibility to live under the most hygienic conditions and in times like this, adhere to protocols for our own safety’’.
Deputy Regional Minister, Gifty Eugenia Kusi who received the items on behalf of the MMDAs, commended the authority for being responsive to the call by the President to support the citizenry fight the pandemic.
‘‘In times like this, the government needs all the support it can get in providing these items to the people. We are also appreciative of this gesture because there are many within our society today who may not have these items and we have a duty to provide for all these people. We thank you for responding to the President’s call to support the citizenry’’ she stated.
Story by: Abraham Mensah