The Member of Parliament for Damongo constituency and Ranking Member on Mines and Energy Committee, Hon. Adam Mutawakilu has extended financial support to the Ghana Health Service in the West Gonja Municipality to help sensitive constituents in the wake of the deadly Coronavirus.
The legislator donated an initial sum of Ghc3,000.00 among other supplies to augment efforts by the Ghana Health Service to contain the spread of the deadly virus in the constituency.
In an interview on Damongo based Radio PAD,his Research Assistant, Mr. Issifu Seidu Gbeadese, noted that,the first trenche of the financial assistance was to help the Ghana Health Service roll out sensitization and education programmes in the wake of the outbreak of the deadly COVID-19.
"This is the first trenche of financial assistance to the Ghana Health Service in the Damongo constituency for the purpose of designing and rolling out sensitization and educative programs in the wake of the deadly Coronavirus outbreak....
Members of Parliament are required to participate in educating and sensitizing their constituents to help stop the spread of the deadly virus,"he noted.
He said the MP has taken keen notice of medical supplies such as hand sanitizers,nose mask, Veronica buckets and personal protection equipment that are very necessary,but limited in rural communities and would follow the advise of the Ghana Health service and intervene accordingly.
The legislator called on government, NGOs and other well-meaning bodies to come to the aid of the constituency,whilst admonishing residents to keenly observe the preventive measures spelt out by the Ghana Health Service.
As indicated earlier on by this writer, the Mole National which is located in the constituency has since been closed down to tourists.
President Akufo-Addo has in his latest address to the nation ordered for the closure of Ghana's borders and the arrival of 50,000 Coronavirus testing kits into the country.
Ghana has so far confirmed 24 cases of the deadly Coronavirus with one death,leaving the total number of active cases at 23.
Earlie,the president as part of measures to curtail the spread of the virus,announced a ban on public gathering such as religious services, funerals;closure of schools;travel restrictions for people coming from countries that had recorded 200 or more confirmed cases of COVID-19; designated isolation and treatment centres at some health facilities,screening of travellers with thermal scanners at the country’s points of entry,among others.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO),292,142 people have been infected by the Coronavirus globally with more than 12,780 deaths.
At least,87,000 people have recovered from the virus according to data collected by the Johns Hopkins University in the United States.JHU's global death toll has surpassed 10,000.