A mass distribution of 50,000 NPP branded alcohol based hand sanitizers, 200 veronica buckets, soaps plus other sanitary items is currently in a full swing within the Asokore Mampong Municipality; an area which falls among the various local government administrative jurisdictions in Ashanti region.
The foregoing is a redemptive initiative of Hon Alidu Seidu; 2020 NPP Parliamentary candidate doubling as the Chief Executive Officer for the Municipality, aimed at curbing the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the area.
The distribution kick-started yesterday at Parkoso community and is expected to cover every resident, household and organization within all the fifteen electoral areas.
As part of the package, the items will be dispensed to institutions within the municipality including the Health Directorate, office of the Electoral Commission, Police Stations, Ambulance Service Unit, departments of the Assembly, Asokore Mamapong District Court, Education Directorate,Sepe Timpom lorry station, Bombey lorry station, Asokore Mampong markets, Sepe Timpom Market, Kontompo yam market, Aboabo Market, Asawase market among others.
Speaking exclusively to leakynews.net, Hon Alidu Seidu, NPP parliamentary hopeful for Asokore Mampong Municipality noted that the hand sanitizers will offer residents a convenient means to disinfect their hands against all forms of bacteria and virus including COVID-19 while the veronica bucket and soap will assist in regular hand washing.
The hardworking local government official expressed in his statement that he is ever determined to support His Excellency Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo’s fight against the virus with all the needed resources within his reach.
“This is a national and a global fight and until we offer government our individual support, there is no way we can kick out COVID-19”, he reminded.
According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), roughly 1.25 billion learners, or 72.9 per cent of total enrolled learners, worldwide have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak as of 20 March.
It is on record that more than 300,000 cases of COVID-19 have now been reported to WHO from almost every country in the world.
It took 67 days from the first reported case to reach the first 100,000 cases, 11 days for the second 100,000 cases and just 4 days for the third 100,000 cases.
By Enock Akonnor; Editor-in-chief