The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, has donated a number of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) valued at about GH¢70,000.00 to the Nadowli/Kaleo District Health Directorate to augment the district’s preparedness and readiness in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Among the items were 53 full sets of Overall Personal Protective Equipment (each comprising of Dupont Tyvet coverall, N-95 respirator, surgical nosemask, face shield, safety goggles, disposable apron, examination gloves, heavy-duty gloves, hand sanitizer, and shoe cover) and 50 sets of Sigma gumboots.

Other auxiliary support included 42 pieces of non-contact infrared thermometers, 5 cartons of 250mls hand sanitizers as well as 20 gallons of 1L GIHOC sanitizers.

The PPEs were presented at a short ceremony on behalf of Hon. Bagbin who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Nadowli-Kaleo constituency, by Mr. Biekpe T. Sylvester, the Communication Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Nadowli-Kaleo Constituency.

The items were received by the District Director of Health, Mrs. Phebe in the presence of some staff of the Nadowli-Kaleo District Health Directorate, the District Coordinating Director, the District Director of Education, the District Police Command, the District BNI Officer, some Constituency Executives and members of the NDC led by Hon. Bartholomew who is the Vice Chairman of the party in the constituency.

Mr. Biekpe in brief remarks thanked the staff of the District Health Directorate for their dedication and commitment to ensuring COVID-19-free in the district and assured them of the unflinching support by Hon Bagbin, Anthony Sumah, and the NDC during this emergency situation.

Recognizing the devastating effects posed by the disease to the lives of the people, Mr. Biekpe said expressed the hope that the items will augment an earlier donation of GH¢20,000.00 by Hon. Bagbin and some other items such as Veronica buckets, sanitizers and washing soap that were donated by the NDC 2020 Parliamentary Candidate, Hon. Anthony Mwinkaara Sumah, in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.

Mrs. Phebe on behalf of the Nadowli-Kaleo District Health Service thanked Hon. Bagbin and the NDC for their immense contributions in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus.

She appealed to the business community and institutions in the district to emulate the gesture of the second Deputy Speaker of Parliament and the NDC.