National Women’s Organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr Hanna Louisa Bisiw, has distributed sanitary items to the inhabitants of Tano South Constituency in the Ahafo region.
The women’s leader who is also a former MP of the area said her gesture was to arm residents and government institutions in various communities within the municipality to reduce their risk of contracting the deadly virus.
The donation exercise took place from Monday, March 23 to Wednesday March 25 2020 at all lorry stations and markets in Bechem, Kwasu, Mansin and Breme.
Dr Bisiw also donated sanitary items such as Veronica buckets, hand sanitizers and bottles of liquid soap to all the 3 police stations in Bechem, Derma and Brosankro.
Some of the items were donated to the Municipal Fire Station and the Education Office as well as the Techimantia Polyclinic, Derma Clinic and the Bechem Tollbooth.
The former Deputy Minister for Agriculture took the opportunity to educate commercial drivers and market women on the need to frequently wash their hands with soap under running water or with alcohol-based sanitizers to stay safe.
“Washing your hands frequently and using sanitizers reduce one’s risk of contracting the virus and that is why I have donated these items to you,” she added.
In all a total of 250 Veronica buckets, 910 sanitizers, 1500 bottles of liquid soaps and 2500 pieces of tissues were distributed within the municipality.
Dr Bisiw went on to pledge her support the people as the country combats the deadly virus.
Currently, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed 126 cases of the COVID-19 with three deaths in the country.
Ghana recorded its first two cases of the pandemic on 12th March 2020.