Hon. Minister for Water Resources and Sanitation the fight against COVID-19 in the Volta Region
The Hon. Minister for Water Resources and Sanitation, Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah through the Ghana Water Company Ltd (GWCL) has supported the fight against the spread of COVID-19 in the Volta Region with the donation of 300 shrink packs of 500 ml G-Water, bottled water produced by GWCL, to the COVID-19 Treatment Centres in the Region and the Ho Teaching Hospital.
Ing. Emmanuel Johnson, the Acting Regional Chief Manager of the Company led a team to make the donation at a short ceremony held at the Volta Regional Coordinating Council.
Ing. Johnson while presenting the donation on behalf of the Managing Director of the Company and the Hon. Minister for Water Resources and Sanitation stated that the Company understood the importance of water especially in the fight against the virus, and as its widow’s mite, the Company felt the need to support the Treatment Centres in the Region as well as the Ho Teaching Hospital.
He stated further that the Company had implemented successfully the first phase of Government’s free water directive, and was poised to implement the second phase as announced by the Hon. Minister for Finance during the Mid-Year Budget Review.
While receiving the items on behalf of the Treatment Centres and the Ho Teaching Hospital, the Hon. Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa did not hide his happiness about the presence of the delegation. He also did not hide gratitude of the Regional Co-ordinating Council to the Company and the Sector Minister for the donation.
The Hon. Regional Minister, underscored the importance of water, especially in the fight against the spread of the virus and stated, “We were encouraged to drink more water as well as exercise more.”
He therefore directed that 100 shrink packs of the water be given to the Ho Teaching Hospital while the Regional Directorate of Ghana Health Service distribute the remaining 200 packs to the Treatment Centres with some going to the Ambulance Service in the Region.
Dr. Letsa, in turn, presented the donation to Dr. Lord Mensah, the Director of Medical Services of Ho Teaching Hospital, and Dr. Senanu Dzokoto, the Deputy Regional Director, Ghana Health Service in charge of Public Health.
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