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GNPC supplies Veronica buckets and other materials to 10 markets

By
Mildred Siabi-Mensah, GNATakoradi, March 26,
GNA – The GNPC Foundation has distributed 140 Veronica buckets, 1,860
sanitizers, soap, tissue paper and dust bins to 10 market centres in the
Western and Western North Regions to help stop the spread of the novel
coronavirus.

This forms part of
the Foundation’s corporate social investment and it could not have come at a
better time.

Dr. Dominic Eduah,
the Executive Secretary of the Foundation, handing over the items at a ceremony
at the Takoradi Market Circle, said improving hygiene in the wake of the
flu-like virus was paramount, hence the decision to support markets, in
particular, where a lot of people daily come into contact.

Ms. Barbara
Oteng-Gyasi, the Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, lauded the Foundation
for supporting government’s efforts to contain and halt the spread of the
infection.

She encouraged
everybody to adhere to safety precautions – proper hand-washing, social
distancing, and respiratory hygiene.

She said
“sanitizers are important but use them only in the absence of soap and
water and besides that, wash your hands after three to five times application
of sanitizers”.

Mr. Anthony K. K.
Sam, the Metropolitan Chief Executive of Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolis, asked the
market women to allow their children to stay at home, since they were most
vulnerable.

He warned that:
“We may be attempted to arrest all parents who bring their children to the
market to trade”.

Nana Kobina Nketsia
V, the Omanhene of Essikado Traditional area, demonstrated how proper hand
washing should be done.

Globally, more than
471,000 people have been infected by the virus with over 21,000 dead.

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Ghana’s case count
is 132 with three deaths.

GNA

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