Mr David Tiki Dange, Independent Parliamentary Aspirant of Damongo Constituency in the Savanna Region has made another donations of 6000 face masks, 25 thermometers, 50 face shields and 500 sanitizers to various institutions as part of effort to fight COVID-19 in his constituency.
Among the beneficiary institutions are the Yangbonwura’s Palace, St Anne’s Catholic Diocese and Damongo Senior High School.
The other beneficiaries include Ndewura
Jakpa Senior High School, Gonja West National Health Insurance (NHIS) office and all EC Voter Registration Centres in Damongo Constituency.
Making the donations, the Former United Nations Security Advisor said that it’s the responsibility of government to protect citizens from COVID-19 by supplying various institutions personal protection equipment (PPEs), but, where they are not available, private individuals and institutions that have the means should not sit unconcerned. “We have to be one another’s keeper,” he said.
“It breaks my heart that after all the contributions government got both locally and internationally, institutions such as NHIS district offices in the region do not have common thermometers,” he lamented.
According to him, it is as if the Constituency has no Member of Parliament. “If we have one, where is he when these institutions need somebody to lobby for them to have their share of PPEs?” Mr Dange asked.
The West Gonja NHIS office is the only NHIS office in the whole of Savanna Region that now has a temperature checking device thanks to Mr Tiki Dange.
Mr Dange has also promised to complete a sanitary facility for the office as part of his contributions to the fight against the pandemic.
Since his first donations of PPEs and other items to people and institutions in the Constituency after the President’s lockdown directive, Mr Dange has made several donations to augment the effort of government and other institutions in the COVID-19 fight.