The Deputy Regional Minister for Western North, Mr. Alex Tetteh has donated protective items to Media Houses in the Region to help them fight against the spread of COVID-19.

The items included, two boxes of alcohol-based hand sanitizers, face masks, and tissue papers meant for their daily use.

The beneficiary media houses included Ghana News Agency, Liberty FM, Faith FM, De-beat FM, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation Sefwi-Wiawso branch, and United Television among others.

The MP, who doubles as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sefwi -Akotombra, presenting the items at Sefwi Wiawso, said the gesture was to help protect journalists as frontline workers in the fight against the spread of the virus in the region.

He tasked journalists in the region to use their various mediums to educate the public in their respective areas to comply with the precautionary protocols such as wearing of face masks, keeping of physical distancing, and regular handwashing with soap under running water to protect them from contracting the virus.

“Do your best to use your mediums to educate our people on the safety protocols instituted by Health Authorities and Government to ensure that we minimize the rate of spread of this novel coronavirus.

With proper education, I am optimistic that we can overcome this pandemic,” he stated.

Mr. Charles Nkrumah, the Regional Information Director who received the items on behalf of the media fraternity, thanked the Minister and said the gesture would go a long way to motivate and assure the journalists of their safety against infections in their daily activities.

He gave the assurance that the media would do everything in their capacity to ensure effective public sensitization on the COVID-19 pandemic in the region.

“We assure you that we will do our best to educate our people. That is our calling; to educate our people. So you can be rest assured that we will use our mediums to undertake proper education to help complement the Government’s effort at reducing the spread,” he said.

BY: Benyina Afriyie Timothy