Member of Parliament for Essikado-Ketan, Joe Ghartey out of the responsibility owed his constituents in the face of the COVID 19 crisis, is donating packs of sanitary items and veronica buckets to various public places.
The sanitary items included disinfectants, liquid soaps, hand-sanitizers, tissues among others. Lorry parks, clinics and other health facilities, markets, and community centers in the constituency, are among a few targeted places where these items will be deposited to ensure routine handwashing, so as to reduce the risk of ingesting or contracting the virus.
Hon. Joe Ghartey believes this strategy of having handwashing facilities at advantage places in communities will to a greater extent, curtail the spread of the disease and in effect eradicate it. He thus, entreated others to offer the support they could, in combating the disease.
“We are supporting the community because we are in very difficult times as a nation, and everybody capable should support. We should also follow the directions that is coming from government. It is in our own good for us to do it.
“If you wash your hands regularly, if you keep a certain level of sanitation, use hand sanitizers, you don’t touch your eyes, if you don’t shake hands and others, there’s a very high probability that you will avoid the sickness. So let us prevent it together, let us work together to prevent this deadly virus from taking root in our country” he told the media.
Speaking on behalf of the transport operators at Essikado, as he received the items, Executive Member of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union, Mr. Christopher Mensah remarked that, the gesture is timely.
He promised to put the items to good use, and insist on a proper hand-washing ritual for all passengers and drivers at the station.
“We are very grateful to the Member of Parliament for the donation. Indeed we were handicapped in providing these items as expected. That shows how caring he is for the health of the people, especially in these times” Mr Mensah added.