At Atebubu, Atebubu-Amantin Municipal Assembly has also presented a number of veronica buckets, liquid soaps, hand sanitisers, and tissue papers to a number of institutions in the municipality to aid the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The beneficiaries included the Atebubu and Amantin Traditional councils and the Local Council of Churches (LCC), with the Council of Muslim Chiefs in Atebubu in line to receive its package.
The Atebubu Traditional Council received 20 veronica buckets, with their Amantin counterparts taking 28 with other accessories, while the LCC took 50 Veronica buckets and accessories.
The Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Edward Owusu, underscored the importance of the beneficiary institutions in the fight against the disease.
He said, as leaders in their various respects, it was important for them to lead the way in regular hand washing which is the most important antidote to the spread of the disease, adding that nose masks will also be made available soon.
The MCE said that the Ministry of Education had approved the designation of various senior high school facilities in the municipality as COVID-19 isolation centers should there be an outbreak.
The beneficiary institutions thanked the assembly, and pledged their support in the fight against the pandemic.
Minister commends health workers
In a related development, Mr. Kofi Amoakohene, Bono East Regional Minister, has commended health workers and other stakeholders in the region for their commitment to preventing the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the region.
The region is among those without confirmed cases of the disease in the country, and precautionary measures, including the observation of the social distancing protocol, wearing of nose masks and use of other personal protective equipment, as required, were being enforced stringently for the prevention of the spread disease, he said.
Mr Amoakohene, also the Member of Parliament for Atebubu-Amanten, gave the commendation over the weekend when he met a cross-section of the management of the Nkoranza South Municipal Assembly, and representatives of selected organisations, including the Nkoranza Traditional Council, as part of his tour of the region to have firsthand information on how the assemblies have been working against the spread of the COVID-19.
He said the pandemic was a threat to the human resource retention and development of the region, and the country at large, hence, the need for the assemblies and their respective security councils and COVID-19 taskforces to work assiduously for the citizenry to observe and comply with measures put in place to prevent the spread of the disease.
The Regional Minister lauded the Regional Health Directorate, the COVID-19 teams, the traditional authorities, and other stakeholders for the current regional situation.
Dr Fred Adumako Boateng, Regional Director of Health Services, said health workers would continue to perform their legitimate duties to contribute in the fight against the disease, and urged the citizenry to continue to adhere to the rules in curbing the spread of the virus.Read Full Story