Sanitary and COVID-19 preventive items have been provided to some basic and second-cycle educational institutions in the Kumasi metropolis.
Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) donated the products, including 65 sets of Veronica-buckets, hand-washing basins, tissue towels, soap, hand gloves, and nose masks, hand sanitizers and detergents.
Mr. Osei Assibey-Antwi, Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), speaking at a presentation ceremony at the Anyaano M / A Basic School Cluster in Moshie-Zongo, Kumasi, said that the gesture was to support the pandemic.
“The Assembly has made it possible for some 2, 534 pupils, students and teaching staff in the beneficiary schools to have access to what they need, in terms of sanitary and COVID-19-preventive items for their safety,” he noted.
The beneficiary schools included St. Cyprian’s, Bantama M/A Basic School, Amankwatia M/A Basic School, Kumasi Senior High and Technical School, as well as Asanteman Senior High School.
Mr. Assibey-Antwi said to promote environmental and public health, the KMA had stepped up efforts to provide more sanitary and toilet facilities for schools, using proceeds from the money awarded to the Assembly after it won the recent ‘Sanitation Challenge for Ghana’ competition.
He asked the people to show seriousness in the campaign against the pandemic.
Ghanaians, he said, were required to observe strictly all the protocols including the mandatory wearing of nose masks, hand-washing, social distancing, and use of hand sanitizers.