The Hon. Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa has taken delivery of a 10,000 litre plastic water tank donated by the Regional Branch of the Ghana Commercial Bank   Limited (GCB) towards the prevention of the spread of the coronavirus in the Ho Central Market.

He was accompanied by the Hon. Deputy Volta Regional Minister, Pastor Johnson Avuletey; Hon. Municipal Chief Executive for Ho, Mr. Prosper Kwaku Pi-Bansah; and the Regional Economic Planning Officer, Rev. Isaac Adza Tettey.

The donation was made in a short ceremony held at the Main Branch of the Bank in Ho and  saw the Acting Regional Manager, John Jerry Koku Hayibor assisted by the Business Development Manager of the Ho Zone (Volta and Oti), Mr. Joseph Agyeman present the tank to the Hon. Volta Regional Minister. 

Mr. Hayibor stated the Bank saw the need to make donations at the local levels towards the COVID-19 fight aside the donations made at the national level.

He indicated that the donation of the tank was to complement efforts at ensuring availability of water in the Ho Central Market towards regular hand washing and improved sanitation.

In an acceptance speech, the Hon. Volta Regional Minister expressed the gratitude of the Volta Regional Co-ordinating Council, Chiefs and the people of the Region to the Bank for the donation, and its support to government towards the containment of the spread of the virus.

He however, appealed to the Bank to also consider donating water tanks to main markets in other Districts and Municipalities of the Region.

He furthermore, seized the opportunity to state that users and patronizers of our market centres need to regularly wash their hands; use hand sanitizers and face masks; and ensure social distancing while in the markets.

He stated without mincing words that people without face masks would soon be prevented from entering the market centres while emphasising that “we all need to be conscious of protecting ourselves in the unfortunate coronavirus situation.”

Foster Huno,

Public Relations Unit.