Three organisations have distributed 6,700 pieces of face masks to residents of seven communities in the Akwamu Traditional Area of the Eastern Region, to help curb the spread of COVID-19.
The reusable personal protective gears were donatedby Ghana Scholarship Fund (GSF) and Obaapa Women and Children Foundation (OWCF), both non-governmental organisations, and the Akwamu Community COVID-19 team.
The beneficiary communities were New Akrade, New Senchi, Senchi Ferry, Jerusalem, Police Station, Senchi Amanfrom, Kotropei and some surrounding areas.
Groups that received the safety kits included traditional rulers, churches, Muslim communities, the Ghana Police Service, traders, and workers in the district assembly.
Nana Ofei Boadu, Tufohene of the Akwamu Traditional Area who is the Board Chairman of the Ghana Scholarship Fund emphasised the need to observe all the protocols especially, the use of the face masks.
Present at the function was Madam Leticia Abban, founder of the Obaapa Women and Children Foundation and wife of Nana Ofei Boadu.
The two NGOs operate within the Akwamu Akrade and Akwamu Senchi areas while the COVID-19 team had been set up to implement various actions to contain the virus.
BY TIMES REPORTER