Hollard Insurance Group has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Western Regional Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) and intensified awareness about COVID-19 on some radio and TV stations in the region.
The presentation, according to the company, was part of efforts to curtail the spread of the disease and safeguard passengers who boarded public transport.
Mr Isdor Oheneba, Regional Branch Manager of Hollard, making the presentation said the GPRTU is a vital player in the transportation industry, hence providing them with nose masks and hand sanitisers will ensure that their drivers were protected while providing essential public transportation services.
Mr George Senkyere, Western Regional GPRTU Advisor, received the PPE at the branch’s office and thanked Hollard Ghana for the gesture, and promised the PPE would be used for its intended purpose as a means of fighting the deadly pandemic.
“We are grateful to Hollard for thinking about our safety at this crucial point in time. We shall continue to enforce the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 safety directives to wash hands frequently at our stations, and also reduce the number of passengers per bus and insist on mask-wearing,” Mr Senkyere indicated.
Furtherance to Hollard Ghana’s efforts to fight against COVID-19 in the Western Region, the insurance company had embarked on public awareness campaign on West Gold 106.3 FM and Sky TV.
The campaign team engages radio presenters, resource persons, and callers with tips and Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on COVID-19 to dispel misconceptions about the disease.
Listeners who correctly answered questions on COVID-19 safety protocols were rewarded with PPE.
The donation and awareness campaign came about when Hollard Life, a subsidiary of Hollard Assurance, announced a free COVID-19 cover for all its existing and new customers on individual and group policies.
Mr Samuel Kojo Essel, Business Development Officer, Mr Benjamin Ackah, Hollard Life Manager, and other officials were part of the Hollard team who made the presentation.