Dr Nana Ato Arthur, Head of the Local Government Service has donated some items to Clinics, Chief Palaces and Lorry stations in the Komenda Edina Aguafo Abrem Municipality as part of efforts to fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The items consisting of 50 Veronica Buckets, 25 gallons of liquid soap, 10 boxes of Hand Sanitizers, 20 Bins and Rolls of Tissues.
The items are to be distributed to health Centres and other public places in the KEEA Municipality including; the Elmina Polyclinic, Komenda Clinic, Kissi, and Abrem Agona Clinics.
The Public places were the Elmina Police station, the Chief Palace, the Lorry station and the Agona and Komenda Lorry stations.
Presenting the items, Dr Ato Arthur said, the donation was by way of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic together as the items would support the Government’s efforts in the area.
He said rising up from the KEEA as a District Chief Executive, Member of Parliament, Central Regional Minister and now the Head of the LGS, there was the need for him to look at his back and offer the necessary support.
Dr Ato Arthur said, though a lot of donations were given by some institutions and organisations, “We as individuals must also do our part to support our communities.”
He said the COVID-19 pandemic was real and cautioned the citizenry to take the precautionary measures seriously and advised the Fisherfolks to respect the COVID-19 protocols set out by the Ministry of Health and respect President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s directives aimed at preventing them from Coronavirus.
Madam Catherine Ampah-Brient, Acting Municipal Director of Health at KEEA said the Assembly had already supported her outfit with face masks and hand gloves and other medical supplies and the Municipality had two suspected COVID-19 cases whose samples were sent to Accra for testing.
Madam Ampah-Brient said the KEEA Assembly in collaboration with the Health Directorate had put in place a task force to educate the natives on what COVID-19, precautionary measures and symptoms and the contacts to reach out to in emergencies.
“We have also received a list of travellers who address in our Municipality from our Head Office “Ghana Health Service” that will be used for contact tracing,” she added.
She thanked Dr Ato Arthur for the gesture and called on other individuals and organisations to support them.
Madam Irene Joyce Akwah, Mr Ebenezer Omane-Agyekum and Madam Joyce Abrokwa, Physician Assistants for Kissi, Komenda, Abrem Agona and Ankaful Clinics respectively thanked the Head of Service for the gesture, saying that, “we really need the items to execute our contact tracing exercise.”