PADFM NEWS -27th April, 2020.
An environmental NGO, A Rocha Ghana has donated relief items to help the fight against Covid-19 in the West and North Gonja Assemblies of the Savannah region.
The handing over of the items was done at the Northern Sector office of the NGO in Damongo, the Savannah regional capital on Monday 27th April, 2020. The items include Veronica Buckets, Alcohol base hand sanitizers and Antiseptics Soaps.
Mr Godwin Dzekoto, the Northern sector Project Manager of A Rocha Ghana says his outfit is all out to help the government and the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to end the spread of the covid-19 pandemic. He indicated that the pandemic which is a global challenge and has impacted on communities and their livelihoods and the vulnerable are even more at risk during this time. Communities within the landscape are in remote areas that do not have access to daily information from radios and social media. We are making these items available to them and also support to enhance their knowledge in the fight against covid-19 said Mr. Dzekoto. He also reiterated that, A Rocha Ghana has provided some logistic support to the Municipal Covid-19 Response Team through the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) to sensitize communities within the Municipality on the pandemic.
Beneficiaries of the items are Mognori, Murugu, Achubunyor, Bonyato and Solepe communities in the West Gonja Municipal and Bawena, Yazori, Kpulumbo, Gurubagu and Wawato in the North Gonja district. Other beneficiaries are the Municipal and Regional Police Command, CHPS compounds within the beneficiary communities as well as Attributo, Hangaline and Mole CHPS compounds.
Speaking to Abdulai Nuhu Zulka of PADFM NEWS, the Assembly member for Bawena electoral area, Hon. Yahaya Yahuza, expressed gratitude to A Rocha Ghana and it Partners and called on all other NGOs, CSOs, institutions and individual philanthropists to emulate the great gesture of A Rocha Ghana by reaching out to these communities to help fight the spread of the covid-19.
Also, present at the short handing over meeting were Assembly Members for Achubunyor electoral Area Hon. Kipo Yakubu and Kumbo electoral area Hon. Mohammed Yakubu. Others included the representatives from the Ghana Health Service and the Ghana Police Services in the West Gonja Municipal Assembly.
Source: Abdulai Zulkaninu