Ghana Revenue Authority supports 160 schools with COVID-19 items
Report by: Ben LARYEA
The Ghana Revenue Authority(GRA) as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has donated items to 160 basic schools across the country in the bid to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and to curb the spread of the virus.
The items among others include 480 gallons of hand washing soaps, 380 rolls of tissue papers, 640 veronica buckets.
At the presentation ceremony in Accra, the Commissioner of GRA, Rev. Amishaddai Owusu-Amoah said the items will help curb the spread of the virus in the public schools.
According to the Commissioner, the Authority in Collaboration with the Ministry of Education have earmarked the continuation of borehole water as well as provision of portable water in communities experiencing perennial water shortages.
He therefore urged the respective schools to use the items for the intended purpose and however explained that it is the surest way the virus can be eliminated.
The Deputy Minister of Education, Rev. John Ntim Fordjour who received the items said his outfit in partnership with the health ministry will introduce trackers in relation to the COVID-19 in various schools across the country to help monitor and stop the virus from spreading.
He applauded the GRA for their support in the fight against the virus and urged other corporate bodies to emulate the example of the Authority saying the virus have slow down the economic production growth of the country.
“Adhere strictly to the COVID-19 protocols by wearing your nose masks, wash hand under running water and use alcohol based hand sanitizer”, he added and further said government will continue to do the periodic disinfecting in school and provide also the sanitary and hygiene needs of the schools.