Efforts to deal with and overcome the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country should not be a burden that rests only on the shoulders of government, but collective and crucial responsibility of all Ghanaians.
“The citizenry must contribute their quota to aid the nation’s development through inputs to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr. Kwame Gyan Akomea Sakyi, founder of Junior Sakyi Ministry in Sunyani has implored.
Mr. Sakyi expressed the sentiment on Sunday in an interview with this reporter in Sunyani after he donated 500 pieces of face masks to most especially the aged people of Nwawasua, a farming community in the Sunyani West Municipality of the Bono Region.
Supported by Pastors and youth group of the Sunyani New Town Seventh Day Adventist church, the team also donated boxes of hand gloves to Watchman CHIPS compound in the Sunyani Municipality.
Mr. Sakyi noted every single individual needs protection from contracting the COVID-19 but due to financial constraints, most aged in some rural communities could not afford to buy the personal protective equipment, hence the donation.
Because, the nation is in crises and requires support, time and resource devotion of we citizens to help win this COVID-19 prevention battle, therefore, “let’s show up and do what we can”, he added.
Mr. Akomea entreated that the COVID-19 has no respecter of personality, age, dignity or political party affiliation, hence, there was the need to intensify restless support, education and sensitization at every corner of the nation on the prevalence of the pandemic to ensure all-round protection.
He urged that wearing of the face masks, keeping physical and social distancing, regular washing of hands with soap under running water and disinfecting hands with alcohol-based sanitizers were basic but necessary requirements for self-protection.
Nana Asamoah Moses, a representative from the Nwawasua Chiefs palace received some of the masks on behalf of the Chief and expressed gratitude to the team for the support.
He urged other individuals, philanthropists and charitable organizations to extend helping hands to the rural communities.
Submitted By: Christopher Tetteh