Shama MP supports COVID 19 fight with GHC22K ‘sanitary items and sensitization package’
As personal contribution to supporting communities fight the novel coronavirus, Member of Parliament for Shama has delivered a Twenty-two thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC 22,000.00) worth of sanitary items and media sensitization package for his constituents.
The sanitary items which were handed over to the District Health Directorate for onward distribution to communities, included; 100 pieces of veronica buckets and wooden tables, waste bins, disinfectants and soaps, hand sanitizers, and tissue. An additional GHC5,000.00 was given the local assembly to support the distribution of these items to beneficiary communities.
The Children’s Home at Fathers Home Ministries, Anto were not left our of this generosity.
Hon. (Dr.) Ato Pandord in a media briefing said, the gesture is borne out of a responsibility owed his constituents to maintain good health, especially in this crisis.
“I want to get it to the people that, it is time that we all rise up and contribute our widows might. If your Member of Parliament has brought you a veronica bucket, tell yourself that – I will also be fetching water everyday, and that will also be your contribution to the fight against COVID 19. It is no sparer of anybody, it doesn’t know the weak nor the strong, rich of the poor, popular or not. It doesn’t matter your status” he added.
District Director of Health, Dr. Osei Assibey remarked that the support granted them by the legislator is the biggest so far. He believes it would further enhance the outcome for their campaign in communities in maintaining personal hygiene, and ultimately limiting the spread of the virus.
“In fact this is a great relief to the Health Directorate and the district as a whole. Since COVID 19 broke out, we’ve had to seek some support from individuals and organisations in the district and even the region. We have had some support but this has been the greatest we’ve received so far in terms of the hand washing equipment, the disinfectant etc.
“We are hoping that there will be a lot more from other organisations and individuals. These are mainly hand washing equipment but the Personal Protective Equipment is still something we are looking for in terms of support from the MP himself and government” Dr Assibey noted.
Commenting on measures taken by the local assembly in curbing the spread of the disease in the area, District Chief Executive for the Shama, Joseph Amoah disclosed that the only frustrating incidence in the fight against the disease, has been with adherence to adequate physical distancing.
He noted that the Inchaban market and Beposo market have had to be de-congested as result of public negligence to the threat of infection and spread of the disease.