The Leadership of Gonjaland Youth Association on Friday, March 20, 2020 donated Veronica Buckets and liquid soaps to GPRTU stations across the Savannah Region to enhance hygiene standards following the outbreak of the coronavirus in Ghana and the recommendation by the Ghana Health Service for regular handwashing.
This is aimed at encouraging all passengers to stay safe by regularly washing their hands in order to avoid the spread of COVID-19 infection.
According to the National president, Lawyer Alhaji Mohammed Amin Osman, GLYA saw the need to supply these items first of all to transport stations because on daily basis people from different homes meet and embark on trips to various destinations, and as a result, individuals are more exposed hence the need for this intervention to help protect and prevent the spread of the COVID-19.
“I’ have observed again that almost all of us are finding it difficult to avoid the culture of handshake and as such we must regularly wash our hands under running water and we believe that the staff of GPRTU will encourage all passengers to adhere to the recommendation by the Health Officials”. Lawyer Amin added.
The Association will, through its branches and stakeholders across the globe intensify education on COVID-19.
Currently, Ghana has a total number of 19 recorded as against yesterday 16 cases of the coronavirus.
Dr. Patrick Aboagye, the Director-General of GHS, is advising the president that it will be prudent to take cues from the other countries to lock down as the country keeps recording overnight surge in the coronavirus cases.
However, the IMANI Vice President Bright Simons posited that the lockdown had been recommended to the president by the National Security Council as a measure to control the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
But the Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has debunked reports that the country will be on lockdown from Sunday, March 22.
In a tweet announcing another address by the President, Mr Oppong Nkrumah indicated that a lockdown of the country will not be part of the president’s message.